Watch the action! Canoe Slalom selection trials.

| March 12, 2012
An Olympic slalom paddler in his canoe on a white water course.

David Florence is one of the UK’s top slalom paddlers.

The London Olympic Games are just around the corner but, if you can’t wait until July, you can see some of the world’s best athletes before then… right here in London!

On the 13th – 15th April, Great Britain’s top athletes will battle it out at the Lee Valley White Water Centre for an all-important place in Team GB. Viewing tickets are incredibly cheap – with a tenner getting you three day access.

To purchase tickets, visit (no longer available)

Free, introductory sessions on the Lee Valley Lake for juniors will also be available during the competition days.

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I enjoy exploring the UK’s wild spaces, rivers & seas, especially in & around London. I promote kayaking, canoeing & SUP opportunities across London at and I walk away from the beaten track at - Ian Tokelove