Peak UK at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships 2015
From the 16th to 20th of September the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships will return to the UK for the first time in twenty years. It is the first time that the Lee Valley White Water Centre, arguably the most technically demanding white water course in the world, will host the event which will see the world's best canoe slalom athletes battle the course - and each other.
Olympic gold medallist Etienne Stott and his C2 partner Mark Proctor are one of Britain's hopes for a medal as they explain here for BBC Sport.Last years Canoe Slalom World Cup at Lee Valley saw Great Britain take home a huge medal haul, and with the 2012 Olympic success still fresh in people's minds, big crowds are expected to cheer on the home athletes in SeptembeThe World Championships is a crucial part of qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympics and after recent successes at the 2015 European Championships the event promises to be every bit as exciting as the 2012 Olympics and last year's World Cup.Check out the video below as Fiona Pennie gives us a guided tour down the course at Lee Valley! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc4pQ8ovoUk&feature=youtu.be British Canoeing is expecting the 2015 World Chamionships to have a real festival atmosphere and prove a great day out for spectators. As well as world-class sport there will also be plenty of free family-friendly activities for the five days of the event, with a boucy castle, climbing walls, and a chance for the public to try canoeing for the first time.As proud sponsors of British Canoeing, Peak UK will be at the event to cheer on our athletes. We will have our own stand where you can come and check us out so make sure you drop by! For tickets click here.For more information about the event see the official event page.