Rowing helps develop

Successful young people

London Youth Rowing inspire young people to be successful.



Determined young people

London Youth Rowing inspire determined young people.



Active young people

London Youth Rowing inspire active young people.



LYR Champions

London Youth Rowing (LYR) work to get young people between 11-18 years active, in some of London’s most disadvantaged communities. Now you have the opportunity to join our mission. A small donation each month has a huge impact.


Author: David Tinnion


Total number of young people in our programmes in 2019


Total number of girls rowing in 2019


Black and Minority Ethnicity participants who tried rowing in 2019

Latest events

  • Easter learn-to-row, Royal Docks Adventure

    Children and young people learn-to-row course, available Easter holiday 2021, at the Royal Docks Adventure. Read more

From our blog

  • UK Coaching Week - featuring Isobel

    Celebrating UK Coaching Week, LYR coach Isobel shares her rowing story and what she loves about coaching young people. Read more

  • GB rower reflects on NJIRC medal as she heads towards Olympic trials

    Rowan McKellar is a member of the GB Women’s Rowing Team, having made her senior debut in 2017. But, it wasn’t long ago that she was learning the ropes as a junior rower and facing the now familiar race day nerves, at the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships (NJIRC). Read more. Read more

  • Going the extra mile: LYR mentor takes on half marathon with mentee

    LYR mentor Emily, volunteered to race the Royal Parks Half Marathon after hearing her former mentee Ashley, had also signed up to race. Emily has supported Ashley throughout her A Levels and university applications. She's now donning her running shoes as they support each other through a final challenge. Read more

  • LYR coach reflects on Ride London challenge

    This August, LYR coach Tinashe, signed up to compete in the Prudential Ride London on behalf of LYR. He was one of 5 cyclists who took on the 100 mile fundraising challenge. Tinashe explains why he wanted to race, and what it means to work for LYR. Read more