Posts Tagged "extreme sports"

Lee Valley White Water Centre Unveiled

Fancy trying out an Olympic sports venue before London 2012? Lee Valley White Water Centre, which will host the canoe slalom events in 2012, is the only Olympic venue that will be open for public use before the games.

The centre was officially unveiled yesterday by the Princess Royal, and tickets are now on sale. When the course opens in April, you’ll be able to have a go at rafting and canoeing before the Olympic competitors arrive.

You might even find yourself canoeing alongside one of Britain’s top athletes: Skilled guides including Paskell Blackwell, captain of the Men’s Senior GB rafting team, will be on hand to help people through the rapids.

For more info and tickets visit www.gowhitewater.co.uk. Please note this facility will be closed to the public from 16 October 2011 until 2013

Chessboxing in London

A couple of weeks ago I headed to Tufnell Park for my second experience of the hybrid sport of chessboxing. In a chessboxing fight two opponents play alternating rounds of chess and boxing and, although I’m the first to admit it sounds …

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