Have fun with stand-up paddleboarding

PUBLISHED: 15:57 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:57 04 July 2017




Cheddar Watersports is hosting stand-up paddleboarding courses and taster sessions throughout the summer.

Stand-up paddleboarding is the fastest growing new watersports craze and known as SUP’ing, it is a fun, easy and a great way to get fit.

SUP’ing is available on Cheddar Reservoir with special SUP taster sessions on July 8 to coincide with Axbridge Wellbeing Day.

Thanks to a match-funded grant from Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership, Cheddar Watersports has invested in brand new inflatable SUP boards and has a team of qualified instructors available to give group and one-to-one courses and taster sessions throughout the summer.

Suitable for anyone from eight years to 80, SUP’ing is a great way to have fun outdoors, get fit, improve your balance and core strength, and meet new friends in a relaxed and healthy environment.

There will be SUP Sundowners on Mondays, with sessions running from 7-9pm, SUP Fridays with taster sessions running all day, and a special SUP Sunday on July 16.

Prices start from £20 per person and to book simply click on www.bcyc.org.uk

Cheddar Watersports is also holding a special FIT to SUP course in August which combines an hour of land-based pilates with a trained instructor. After a light lunch ashore, the group will move onto the water to practice some stretches, turns, and specific yoga and pilates moves on their SUP boards.

This course runs on Thursdays in August and costs £45 per person. With only seven places available each week, book early to avoid disappointment via www.bcyc.org.uk

A wide range of SUP, sailing and windsurfing activities are available throughout the summer months. Anyone interested in having a go should look at www.bcyc.org.uk to book taster and start to activities for juniors and adults over the summer.

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