Im writing to give everyone some information about Teifi Tour, a charity paddling event run by River Legacy. Running from the 28th-30th October this year it is an opportunity for the club to get a Saturday and Sunday of paddling done with extra safety support and shuttles all sorted for you, all in a friendly atmosphere.
Teifi Tour is run by a charity called River Legacy (charity no. 1146997), and all profits from the event go towards getting people involved in paddlesport and improving access. This year we are determined to roll out a club grant project, where clubs can apply for a grant for new kit or a subsidy towards some coaching or towards membership, and River Legacy will provide that money.
As some of you would’ve paddled the River Teifi, you will know that with a few good leaders it is beginner friendly, mostly grade I-II. There is the occasional grade III rapid, with one larger feature at the end of both the Saturday and Sunday’s paddling. All significant rapids have safety cover set on the by Llandysul Paddlers Centre, which is paid for by your ticket price. Llandysul also provide a shuttle service from different points down the river back up to the campsite at the top.
This year we also have Pyranha pro paddlers giving flatwater rolling sessions on the lake at the campsite and an opportunity for some whitewater coaching from Ant Morgan Coaching (AMCC).
We also have lots of competitions running over the weekend, with chances to win sets of cranked paddles courtesy of WWC, some £80 Surfplugs, a Palm bundle and lots more.
Teifi Tour is a ticketed event, costing £36.50. This price includes –
-Lots of people with bags and on live baits ready to help anybody out
-Minibus shuttle with box trailers for kit running from different points on the Teifi both Saturday and Sunday. At busy times the busses leave every 5 minutes or so.
Saturday night dinner
-The River Legacy kitchen cook everyone a nice warm meal on the Saturday night, this year chilli and rice. Exactly what you need after a day on the river. Of course we do cater for vegetarians and intolerances.
Limited edition dewerstone t-shirt
-This year included in the ticket price is a custom River Legacy design dewerstone t-shirt, worth £20! These tees are 100% organic, and printed by hand by dewerstone in their Dartmoor shop.
-We have two campsites, one for university’s, and one separate child friendly site. We also have lots of parking for campervans in the main car park. Don’t fancy camping? There are lots of b&b’s and bunkhouses in and surrounding Llandysul (Camarthen, SA44 4AA)
Entry to the bar tent and #wildwestwales party
-Grab your boots, chaps and cowboy hats, River Legacy is bringing the Wild West to Camarthen. After dinner service the tables will be whipped away and dance floor installed, ready for one of the best kayaking parties in the world. Don’t fancy this, we have a separate bar tent open till 11.30 with a selection of local ales and ciders. Ye’hawww.
Entry to all competitions and raffles with chances to win prizes from Pyranha, Dewerstone, White Water Consultancy, Surfplus, Palm, Peak UK and loads more.
Tickets are now on sale from teifitour.com/tickets , we do have a limited number of tickets so we do encourage you to book as soon as possible.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me at james.herald@river-legacy.
org.uk , check out our website www.teifitour.com , or our Facebook page facebook.com/teifitour . Any emails should be answered within an hour or so as I am currently office bound after the first of two shoulder surgerys.
Hope to see you there!