Like no other…

Richmond Bridge Boat Club is where all the fun along the river starts.

No worries if you’ve never held an oar in your life – we’re a friendly bunch who will teach you all you need to know.

And if you happen to already be a rower – then come along and enjoy the company of our vibrant, experienced rowers.

About us

Not only do we have the most gorgeous stretch of the River Thames to enjoy, we are one of the friendliest and most social clubs to join.

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Annual membership gives you unlimited rowing of club sessions throughout the year, plus the chance to get involved in races and events.

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We compete in London’s Great River Race, the Oxbridge Watermens challenge plus our own club events. Our social side really is ‘like no other’.

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Our branded kit is super smart and comfortable to wear. It’s a fun way to belong to a club. Visit our online shop to buy clothing and accessories.

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A taste of the events and races we take part in…


Eel Pie Row

Social race around the island by The White Swan pub in Twickenham


Oxbridge Watermens Challenge

Annual race from Chiswick Pier to the finish line of the Universities Boat Race


Tudor Pull

Escorting the Thames Royal Shallop 'Jubilant' from Hampton Court Palace to the Tower of London


Great River Race

London's River Marathon - 21 miles from Docklands to Ham House

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Great River Race 2016

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This year’s Great River Race takes place on Saturday 3 September. It is the most famous UK Traditional Boat Championship and known as London’s River Marathon. A spectacular boat race…


Round the Islands Challenge

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Saturday 20th August 2016 | 3.30pm A six mile handicapped race for fixed seat rowing boats, with a minimum of 4 oars. The course takes us from the RBBC clubhouse…


Eel Pie Row 2016

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The 6th annual Eel Pie Row took place on Sunday 5th June 2016. This year there was intense competition between team Rezonators (headed by Reza) and the “Rezabeaters”. Reza may have…

RBBC-3rd birthday

Richmond Bridge Boat Club 3rd Birthday Party

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The Richmond Bridge Boat Club is three years old! Saturday 4th June 2016 was an epic day for our club. With perfect timing to celebrate our third birthday, we took…

This is such a great club with members from all walks of life and from a range of different countries, giving it a nice international spin. At one point one of our members was having his birthday and we were singing 'happy birthday' while rowing on the Thames in 4 different languages:)

Melanie Ehren

RBBC consists of a great bunch of people who do different jobs, from varied backgrounds and, have many commitments but all are united in the fact whatever time you row - morning or night - when you get on the river you become one with the rhythm of the boat, the natural surroundings and get exercise to boot!

Patty Pann

Rowing on the Thames is fabulous: the views from the river are amazing and keep changing as you move across the water, the tide comes in, the sun sets... the boats themselves are authentic and beautiful, the exercise is good for your physical and the pub stops for your mental health and the connections you make with fellow rowers are the cherry on the pie.

Soetkin Van Der Poten

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