Simon's Thames River Challenge

All main models are currently in stock except for kayaks listed below.

Shipping dates for these models are:

Late Jan 2022

  • AdvancedFrame Convertible (red)

Early March 2022

  • AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak (blue)
  • StraightEdge2 Pro

Early April 2022

  • AvancedFrame Elite kayak (red)
  • AdvancedFrame Elite kayak (blue)

Date to be Confirmed

  • Evolution 1 kayak

How To Secure A Kayak

  1. Email or complete the enquiry form letting Nick at Vortex know the exact kayak model (& colour) you are interested in.
  2. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your email. If you are a Gmail user, my email will be in your SPAM folder!
  3. Keep an eye on the website homepage for any changes/updates to the stock arrival dates. Please don't email for updates. They will be on the website.
  4. Once I have notification that stock arrival is imminent, I'll email you requesting you make a purchase to secure your order. If you want your kayak you will need to be prompt doing this.
  5. Stock availability & shipping dates very fluid at the moment. I will do my best to secure stock for your order - but I can't guarantee any stock or any shipping dates until I have kayaks & accessories here in the UK.

Simon is kayaking 130 miles of the River Thames over 8 days for Kidney Research UK. A great challenge and opportunity to raise £!

Simon's challenge is now in progress. It started on Saturday 16 September. In a group of one & is paddling 130 miles of the non-tidal River Thames. The adventure startedin Lechlade, Gloucester down to Kew Bridge, West London. That's around 16 miles of paddling each day along with a total of 45 locks to find my way through or around.

For an added challenge, and a touch of eccentricity, he will be paddling an AdvancedFrame Expedition kayak. He will be camping every night along the way, except for the one night's luxury accommodation in a youth hostel .... live the dream!

To make this challenge worthwhile and with your support he'd like to raise money for Kidney Research UK. To learn more about their amazing work, check out the video on the bottom of the about us page on their website (link below).

Any donation you'd like to make will be very much appreciated and will be a great motivation for as he paddles down the River Thames. More importantly it will further Kidney Research UK's effort into life saving research to help the 3 million people in the UK with kidney disease. Thank you!

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Advanced Elements Expedition Elite Kayak

Simon's Thames River Challenge

Date: 22/09/17