Archery & Canoeing at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre with Sportability

We recently received an exciting opportunity for any aspiring archers and canoeists that are also wheelchair users! The details are as follows:

Archery & Canoeing at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Tuesday 1st September

Friends, Amigos. Amici,

We still have places available this September for our twin event of Archery & Canoeing at the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre which is just off the Leicester Ring Road and junction 21A from the M1.

This fab 15 acre site bordering the River Soar once again plays host Sportability. Ed and the LOPC crew will welcome us on Tuesday 1st September. We’ll meet at 11.00am at the Centre for a briefing and kick-off at approx. 11.30am.

We’ll start in the nearby meadow with an instructor-lead session of archery. There’ll be a range of bows to suit all strength and sizes. This will go through until approx. 1pm, then a short break for lunch. The clubhouse is fully accessible with changing rooms and accessible loos and a comfy cafeteria. You can of course bring your own refreshments.

At 1.30 we’ll kit-up and migrate to the water where you have a choice of either a canoe or a kayak. For those who are more confident and perhaps with some experience, the single seater kayaks are a preferred option. But for complete beginners, or those who feel they need a bit more support we recommend the open canoe. And, for even more security two of these can be lashed together to form a catamaran – a very stable craft! The choice of craft will be at the discretion of the instructors on the day.

The event is available to everyone, whether you have ever canoed or even held a bow before or not. Absolute beginners are very welcome.

Of course, there will be instructors and/or recovery crew in safety boats throughout the water-based activities. And we have a hoist for those that need it. So you are in safe hands!

Lifejackets and waterproof jackets will be provided, but please bring a change of clothes – even if you don’t go in, you may still get very wet!

Full details of the location and directions can be found by visiting the website of Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

So, to recap, please put this date into your diary:

Tuesday 1st September 2015. Meet at 11.00am for an 11.30am start.

Availability is limited so if you would like to join us please contact our East Midlands Area Organiser, Dan Asher on 07984 171 568 or email to book your place. Or contact Valerie or Ann on 020 8959 0089 or email

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