Unfortunately, the BUCS Canoe Slalom Championships scheduled for this weekend (17-18th February) have been postponed, due to concerns over the rising water levels and pollution levels of the water.

The alternative would be to run this event on the flat water as opposed to the slalom course, however we feel that this completely changes the event. We have also had feedback from universities that they would not want to compete on the flat water, so we don’t feel this is a suitable alternative, and will not provide the level of student experience ourselves and the organisers endeavour to.

Our first priority has to be the safety of the students competing, as well as their experience, and we feel that running the event this weekend would compromise both of those things.

We will assess the available dates for rearranging the event and communicate any updates in due course.

We understand this will be very disappointing and can only apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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