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Tuesday Thames training (Intermediate)

London

This is a weekly SUP session for intermediate/confident paddlers and STRICTLY for Active360 Returning Paddlers only who did a session on the Thames with us before. If you haven’t done a session with us before but you consider yourself an experience paddler, please CALL BEFORE BOOKING.


If you have the basics nailed, you had private or group sessions with us on the Thames and would like to build your skillset and confidence with paddlers of a similar ability then join Louise for an evening paddle every Tuesday on the Thames.


During these sessions you can practice personal skills whilst getting to know the rules of navigation, local environment, wildlife and more.


These sessions are not timed around the tides which means that some days we may be paddling against the tide. Sessions will be tailored each week to best suit the tidal conditions on the day and the ability of the group. There will be a fitness element involved in each session as a lot of the session will involve paddling against the incoming or outgoing tide.


IF YOU HAVE NOT PADDLED ON THE THAMES BEFORE OR HAVE PADDLED WITH US ON THE THAMES BUT ARE UNSURE WHETHER YOU WOULD BE AN INTERMEDIATE PADDLER THEN EITHER CALL US TO DISCUSS OR BOOK ON ONE OF OUR GROUP TRIPS AND DISCUSS WITH THE COACH ON THE DAY.

THESE INTERMEDIATE SESSIONS ARE FOR ADULTS - IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK AN UNDER 18 PLEASE CONTACT US BEFOREHAND TO FIND OUT WHETHER WE COULD MAKE AN EXCEPTION (POSSIBLE FOR CONFIDENT YOUNG PEOPLE AGE 14+).


Minimum numbers

These sessions are offered cheaper than our standard sessions and are subject to min. number of 3 participants. If minimum number is not reaches we reserve the right to postpone.


Weather conditions

Whilst we endeavour to run SUP sessions with minimum disruption, on occasions we have to postpone when we deemed the weather conditions unsafe - if it is very windy or there is torrential rain meaning poor visibility. We DO NOT cancel sessions due to rain forecast. If the weather conditions are borderline, we will always contact you to inform you as soon as we are able to discuss the options with you.

Weather forecast change and we normally wait until the day before to make a final decision.

What to bring

Try to arrive 'ready to go' if possible.


What to wear/bring?

Remember to check weather forecast and dress accordingly.


In warm weather (spring/summer):

  1. gym/jogging type quick drying 'technical' clothing
  2. footwear is essential - neoprene/water shoes are best, if not a spare pair of trainers or old sandals (with a heel strap) will do. Your feet will get wet! NO FLIP FLOPS (you may lose them in the water and the river mud)
  3. change of clothes and a towel just in case you take a little dip during your SUP lesson
  4. extra layers to put on after the activity (exercise makes us feel a bit chilly after)
  5. waterproof case for your phone if you are planning to take it on water with you
  6. retainers for your glasses/sunglasses (don't lose them!)
  7. wetsuits are available on site if required
  8. sunscreen is a MUST in the summer even on an overcast day.
  9. Make sure you arrive HYDRATED to your session (please start drinking water 1- 2 hrs before your session and drink plenty of water!)

Where can I leave my belongings?

There are no lockers on site but personal belongings (in a bag) can be left in the arches.

Requirements

You should have good previous experience - a returning paddler with us who has completed sessions on the Thames.

You will need to shower / wash thoroughly after the session if you have fallen in or been splashed and need to ensure any open cuts are covered.

Itinerary

We will always start with a safety briefing and introduction to instructor and participants before deciding on a session plan tailored to the group ability and stage of tide.

£35 for adults

Tue, 22nd Jun
18:30 - 20:00 · 7 spaces left
Tue, 29th Jun
18:30 - 20:00 · 8 spaces left
Tue, 6th Jul
18:30 - 20:00 · 8 spaces left


Cancellations

Free flexible rescheduling of sessions with 5 days notice

We understand circumstances change and you may wish to change the date/time of your session. We offer flexible rescheduling. Refunds minus admin/coaching fee will only be considered in unprecedented circumstances.


Flexible rescheduling:

  1. first reschedule is FREE if email request to reschedule is submitted 5 days before the session's start; every subsequent reschedule will be subject to £15 admin fee
  2. reschedule request submitted less than 5 days but more than 72hrs in advance will be subject to £15 admin fee
  3. reschedule request submitted more than 24hrs but less than 72hrs will be subject to 50% charge of the value of the session
  4. reschedule request submitted less than 24hrs is treated as 'cancelled on the day' and full charges apply; partial refunds or credit vouchers for parts of payment can be offered only in exceptional circumstances and depending on the session type

All requests to reschedule must be submitted by email to: info@active360.co.uk


CANCELLATIONS AND/OR CHANGES MADE BY ACTIVE360


1. Cancellations by Active360 

We very rarely need to cancel or postpone sessions due to inclement weather, adverse river conditions or circumstances beyond our control e.g. unexpected river closures, red flag warnings etc. In such situations we will offer an alternative day/time at no extra charge accommodating your requirements as much as possible or a credit note for future booking if you are unable to make immediate alternative plans.  

Refunds will be considered in some circumstances but these are only made on individual basis.  

Weather conditions in the UK are changeable and we are used to operating in various conditions. When the conditions are not favourable we may contact you in advance to see whether you still wish to continue with your booking or you would rather postpone. 

We are not able to accommodate customers’ weather preferences and we have run some of our best and memorable sessions in challenging conditions e.g. rain and/or wind. 

Please share your concerns with us and we will be happy to discuss with you and make any reasonable adjustments to ensure you have an enjoyable experience.  

* All our business clients are advised to take out insurance against cancellation of event. Individual clients may wish to consider exploring this option. 

2. Changes to group sessions by Active360

Active360 reserves the right to reschedule timetabled group sessions due to low client demand (min. number of participants not reached) or instructor unavailability. Alternative dates will always be offered to customers at no extra charge. 


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