Pots Rodeo

Freestyle Kayak Competition



The Pots Rodeo is an annual freestyle kayaking event taking place on Flowerpots weir in Exeter. It is a laid back competition run for charity by Exeter University Canoe Club, raising £1203 so far for Sport Relief and DELTA as well as £1520 for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. This year we'll once again be raising money for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust

This year there will either be a Boater-EXE, a race down the two weirs at Flowerpots, or a Rodeo, or hopefully both, depending on the water levels.

When & What

The Rodeo will be taking place on Saturday 24th October 2015. There will be registration in the morning, followed by the competition itself and a prize giving. In the evening there will be a party to celebrate.

  • 9.00 - 10.00 registration
  • 10.00am competition start. The main event will be the Boater-Exe, Downstream kayak racing down the weirs and through gates. If water levels allow there will also be a freestyle event.
  • 5pm ish Prize Giving in Mill on the Exe.
  • 8pm Afterparty (location tba)
Updates on times, water levels, and the competition will be posted on our facebook page and twitter.

Who it is for

The Rodeo is open to anyone over the age of 16 and with some experience of white water kayaking. All competitors need to have Third Party Insurance to enter. Under 18’s will also need to have their entry form signed by a parent or guardian. Members of Canoe England, Canoe Scotland and Canoe Wales are covered automatically. Safety cover is provided on a peer to peer basis. All paddlers are expected to be responsible for themselves.

There will be different categories to enter under in the competition and, levels depending, you should be able to choose whether to enter the freestyle, the boater-exe, or both.

How to enter

To enter all you need to do is turn up on the day, it’s as easy as that! It would be great to hear from you if you’re planning on coming, so please join the facebook event and facebook page and follow us on twitter. In the run up to the event and on the day, expect a steady flow of updates throughout the day! If you have any further questions please drop us an email at team@potsrodeo.co.uk.

Pots Rodeo reserves the right to refuse or restrict or remove entries at any time with no explanation.


This year it will cost 7.50 to take part and proof of insurance will be needed on entry. There will also be a logo tshirt for sale to raise money!


The competition will take place outside Mill on the Exe. There's plenty of room to spectate the antics! However please don't park in the pub car park, see the right hand map for where to park.

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Please avoid parking in Mill on the Exe, due to limited space. You will be able to drop off at Mill on the Exe, park the other side of the river and then walk back over the bridge. Please check the restrictions at the car park. The Pots Rodeo Team accept no responsibility for vehicles or equipment left at the car park, or for fines incurred from parking outside restrictions.