Last weekend I headed up to Bedford for the 2018 River Festival to try my hand at the Big Air Ramp with the guys from Canoe Trail (www.canoetrail.co.uk)

Once I got there I was super excited to get on the ramp and have a go. Sitting on top of the 6m ramp for the first time I am not going to lie there was some nerves. As I peered over the edge I knew there was no turning back. The first drop happened very quickly and before I knew it i was upside down headed towards the water.

After a few more practices I had some moves in the bag and was ready for the show on Saturday. Throughout Saturday we ran 4 shows demonstrating freestyle kayaking firstly on the flat water then on the Big Air Ramp. With the fourth being ran in the dark with the addition of flames and fireworks.

The next day we had three more shows to do. Feeling a little sore from the day before, it was time to keep the crowd entertained and get back on the ramp.
It was a great weekend showing people what can be done in a kayak and explaining more about the sport. I would like to thank the guys from Canoe Trail for inviting me along and the team at Tribe Active UK (tribeactiveuk.com) for keeping us on the water.

A big thank you to the team at Forge Photography (www.forgephotography.co.uk) for all the time they took to get some great shots of me on the ramp.

See you on the water.

Alex