Kent Canoes Speed Skin

I have just received my brand new Peak UK speed skins all custom logo’d up with the Kent Canoes logos.

Kent Canoes LS CustomThe kit is light weight, comfy and very dry even after a few hours squirt boating.
I just asked the guys at Kent Canoes to come up with something cool and I’m really happy with the results, I particularly like the little Kent Canoes, canoe background.

_DSC7247Kent Canoes Peak UK Speed Skin

Canoe England Volunteer Recognition Awards 2012

On Sunday 15th April 2012 I helped organise and run a large clean up of the river Medway in Kent, with over 120 canoes and kayaks clearing litter from the river and its bank it turned out to be one of the most participated events of Canoe England’s National ‘Go Canoeing’ week.


To my surprise I was nominated for my efforts at the Canoe England Volunteer & Recognition Awards 2012. The awards were presented at Eastwood Hall, Nottingham on the 27th October, unfortunately I was not able to make the presentation and even more of a surprise I won the Waterways & Environment Volunteer award.
The award was collected on my behalf by Chris Edge who presented this to me at the January meeting of the BCU South Eastern committee meeting.

2012 Volunteer Awards Newsletter


I would like to thank everyone that helped me to organise and run the event but most of all I would like to thank everyone that took part. If you would like to see more photos of the event or take part in the next River Medway cleanup join the facebook page here.

2012 Volunteer Awards Newsletter

Peak Surf Skin

I got a phone call this afternoon from Sam at Kent Canoes, the Peak Surfskin that I had ordered had turned up. I had planned to paddle at Yalding anyway so popped in to pick it up when I finished work.
Just to make sure I tried it on in the shop, super soft and stretchy breathable waterproof fabric stitched to Peak’s Freeride deck. As usual wit Peak Paddling gear it fitted perfectly, so I headed to Yalding.

Peak Speedskin

On the water performance was great allowing free movement, my only criticism is the pull cords that you use to tighten the arms flap around and have to be tucked away, I think a piece of velcro would be a neat solution to this.