Get Inspired: Helen Reeves on canoeing
Helen Reeves, who won bronze at the Athens Olympics in 2004, told BBC Sport how a television programme kickstarted her canoeing career.
If you are new to canoeing and kayaking, a starter course is a good idea. There are clubs and watersports centres all over the United Kingdom, with some offering teaching for mixed groups or for novices.
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