About River Legacy

River Legacy is a charitable trust which organises events through out the UK to raise money to provide facilities, support and funding for paddlesports in the UK.

Cardiff University Canoe Polo

River Legacy have donated a number of prizes for the raffle at this weekend’s Cardiff University Canoe Polo Competition 2018.

Make sure you enter the raffle to get your hands on some great prizes! Including tickets to Teifi Tour, a Peak UK BA and loads of goodies from Palm Equipment.

All the proceeds from this years raffle will go towards a fund created by River Legacy volunteer Adam Vaughan‘s family. Adam tragically passed away earlier this year whilst kayaking in Ecuador and will be sorely missed by everyone here at River Legacy.

You’ve got to be in it to win it so remember to bring some cash with you at the weekend and pick up some raffle tickets.

NSR2018: Cancelled

Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, NSR2018 has been cancelled due to the horrendous weather ocnditions currently affecting the majority of the UK.

Statement from LUUCC, on behalf of NSR 

Hello, all the Countries of the World! We’ve been wondering if maybe we should have switched themes and had Christmas again?!

We’re afraid we’ve got some bad news…

We’re really, hugely sorry to have to announce that we’re going to have to cancel this year’s NSR.

The Beast from the East has got us in it’s grip, and while the forecast is for an improvement over the weekend, we’re taking advice on whether it’s safe for those of you from far-flung corners of the UK to travel. With weather warnings still in place until Saturday lunchtime, we don’t think it’s safe to ask you all to risk your necks getting to Nottingham. We’ve always loved the fact that some of you will travel so many hours to come and Rodeo with us, but there is just too much risk this year.

We don’t want to have to run a depleted, diminished event while simultaneously worrying that half our competitors are stuck in drifts up to their eyeballs on the way in. Similarly, we don’t want those that make it to HPP to get hypothermia on the course and on the campsite, and we especially don’t want our lovely Safety team and volunteers frozen into living statues on the bank.

We’ve hugely appreciated all the support from you guys, from all our sponsors, from River Legacy, and from LUUCC, who really are the driving force behind the event.

Please hold off messaging the page about refunds just for now – we will get info to you all as soon as we’ve sorted the administrative mess that cancelling an event creates. We’ll get back to you all as soon as humanly possible, given that one of the Rodeo Bosses is currently snowed in somewhere in the Yorkshire Dales and the Treasurer can’t get out of her front door.

Massive thanks, and our deepest apologies again.

The NSR team

Adam Vaughan – Sad news from Ecuador

River Legacy are saddened to hear of the death of Adam Vaughan, who passed away whilst paddling in Ecuador.

Through his involvement in the British Universities Kayaking Expedition, Adam became part of the River Legacy team, helping to raise funds for our River Legacy charity by volunteering at National Student Rodeo and Teifi Tour.

Adam was a passionate kayaker, loved adventure and the outdoors and was always smiling at River Legacy events, whether helping to pull pint or helping to pull up the ruined carpets at the end of an event.

The thoughts of everyone at River Legacy are with Adam’s friends and family at this sad time.

#TeamRiverLegacy Profile – Emma Davies

Working hard to support grassroots paddling, #TeamRiverLegacy come from all over the country to volunteer at events. Real paddlers give up their time, for free, to make sure you have the best time possible and get out onto the water. So we decided to put a name to those faces behind the bar!

Emma Davies

Age: 21

Where were you born and where do you currently live?
Was born and raised in Swansea, and am now in uni there!
What’s your day job?
I’m a university student studying Geography
How long have you been involved with RL, when was your first event?
Teifi Tour 2016, so only last year
Whats your role at River Legacy, and what do you do at events?
Kitchen – I help to prepare and cook all the food for the Saturday night meals at the events. I also help feed the amazing volunteers that set up the marquees and bar for the parties. Continue reading

#TeamRiverLegacy Profile – Ben Turner

Working hard to support grassroots paddling, #TeamRiverLegacy come from all over the country to volunteer at events. Real paddlers gives up their time, for free, to make sure you have the best time possible and get out onto the water. So we decided to put a name to those faces behind the bar!

Ben Turner

Age: 29

Where were you born and where do you currently live?
I was born and Grew up in Rochester Kent, and now live in Cheshire darling.
What’s your day job?
I am a Project Engineer at a Power Station, responsable for delivering long term engineering plans and solutions to optimise and improve the efficiency of the plant. I love the power industry so if you need putting to sleep, chat to me.
How long have you been involved with RL, when was your first event?
7 years, I first help set up the Marquees with Nottingham University Canoe Club at NSR in 2010.
Whats your role at River Legacy, and what do you do at events?
I am one of the Directors of River Legacy Events Ltd. I am responsible for the day to day operations of the events company, ensuring that our events happen safely, and that they earn the money for the trustees to give away as donations.

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River Legacy donate £5000 to Kingfisher Canoe Club

National Student Rodeo was, as ever, a big event, but the announcement made on Saturday night during the River Legacy Film Festival massively changed the game for one canoe club for years to come.

River Legacy exists to promote participation in paddlesport. All profits from the NSR 2017 ‘End of the World’ party, sponsored by Dewerstone, go towards causes voted on by our trustees. If you have a cause that needs support, email a proposal to team@river-legacy.org.uk

Kingfisher Canoe Club, based in Oxfordshire, and their youth branch Pathfinders Canoe Club, were recently evicted from their site due to privatisation of the local facilities. Run for over 40 years by volunteers, Kingfisher Canoe Club is an essential part of the local community, and has introduced countless children and adults to paddlesport. Currently with around 140 members, including 40 youth members, they were faced with the prospect of not being able to continue to participate in their sport. Continue reading

National Student Rodeo 2017 #itsnottheendoftheworld

National Student Rodeo 2017 was a massive success, and more money is now available available for donation. If you have a cause that needs our support get in touch at team@river-legacy.org.uk or message us on Facebook.

Despite an unfortunate course closure, it turned out not to be the end of the world as Luucc pulled it out of the bag with some fun and exciting flatwater comps. Congratulations of making the best of it guys! Continue reading

#TeamRiverLegacy Profile – Ben Richie

Working hard to support grassroots paddling, #TeamRiverLegacy come from all over the country to volunteer at events. Real paddlers gives up their time, for free, to make sure you have the best time possible and get out onto the water. So we decided to put a name to those faces behind the bar!

Ben Richie

Age: 25

Where were you born and where do you currently live?
I grew up in Nottingham, but now live in Derbyshire. My local run has always been HPP.
Whats your day job?
Events Coordinator for Alpkit.
How long have you been involved with RL, when was your first event?
7 years, First event was an NSR in 2000-and-something.
Whats your role at River Legacy, and what do you do at events?
I do a bit of everything really, I like getting my hands dirty! Anything from bar work to cooking, i occasionally sneak in a paddle!

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Entries Open for River Legacy Film Festival!

Upload your entries below for the River Legacy NSR Film Festival! The best entries will be played to 1000 students on the Saturday night before the River Legacy ‘End of the World’ party, sponsored by Dewerstone!

If your entry is shown on the night, you will get drinks vouchers, there are bigger prizes for the biggest crowd reactions. Dig out your video of your sick lines or epic crashes, and get eternal fame for you and your mates on the big screen in front of a large audience!

Please keep submissions to around 3 minutes or shorter, or submit a trailer.

Upload your entry here at

Upload your entries below for the River Legacy NSR Film Festival! The best entries will be played to 1000 students on the Saturday night before the River Legacy ‘End of the World’ party, sponsored by Dewerstone!

If your entry is shown on the night, you will get drinks vouchers, there are bigger prizes for the biggest crowd reactions. Dig out your video of your sick lines or epic crashes, and get eternal fame for you and your mates on the big screen in front of a large audience!

Please keep submissions to around 3 minutes or shorter, or submit a trailer.

Upload your entry here @ TomClare Photography

Good Luck!

#TeamRiverLegacy Profile – Beth Morgan

Working hard to support grassroots paddling, #TeamRiverLegacy come from all over the country to volunteer at events. Real paddlers gives up their time, for free, to make sure you have the best time possible and get out onto the water. So we decided to put a name to those faces behind the bar!

Beth Morgan

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Name: Beth Morgan

Age: 26

Where were you born and where do you currently live?
Born in Somerset, live wherever the rain is and my local run is anything with water in!
Whats your day job?
I used to work in a bank but I quit to go kayaking and spent 6 months in India. I’m making full use of my funemployment but will get a job at some point…
How long have you been involved with RL, when was your first event?
I was NSR Rodeo Boss in 2012 and have been involved with team River Legacy for a few months. Looking forward to being there at NSR 2017.
Whats your role at River Legacy, and what do you do at events?
I paddle for #TeamRiverLegacy and volunteer where I can.

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