MADCC is a club for adults, young people, and families. Our members have a range of interests including touring, moving water trips, flat water racing, and sea paddling.

The club’s qualified coaches are able to offer training in many aspects of paddle sport. Regular coaching sessions for beginners and experienced paddlers are held on Monday nights at Bollington and on Thursday nights at Brereton country park from April to September.

The club runs the annual 97 mile Cheshire Ring race, the Mersey descent, and organises regular trips to moving water, camping trips, and pool training sessions.

Coaching is provided by the club’s qualified coaches and is aimed at levels from complete beginner to those aspiring to gain
their BCU 1, 2 or 3-star awards. The club runs regular “introduction to moving water” trips in which club members who have mastered the basic skills on flat water can be coached in moving water skills at locations including Matlock and Llangollen, by the club’s more experienced coaches.

During the winter months, MADCC organises pool sessions at the swimming baths at Bollington.  At these sessions, the club provides one-to-one coaching. The coaches will teach anything the student wishes, with everything on offer from how to get into a boat, through to eskimo rolling and hand rolling (an eskimo roll without using the paddle)

Subject to demand from members, MADCC is able to provide experience and arrange training across a range of course using the coaches' expertise or by using the services of outside coaches.

Courses organised have included:
  • BCU 4 and 5 star award
  • Open Boating (introductory through to 2 and 3 star)
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Swift water rescue
  • Water safety First Aid,
  • VHF Radio Operator
  • Coaching (including Level 2 and 3 training; Coaching Processes and Assessment)

Club Awards

MADCC’s Top Community Club and Clubmark status was successfully renewed for a further 3 years in 2012.