Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race

Event Details

This event finished on 22 April 2019

The Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race starts in Devizes, Wiltshire, finishing just downstream of Westminster Bridge in central London, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The race has been held annually over the Easter Weekend since 1948.

The race is 125 miles long and has 77 portages. The first 52 miles are along the Kennet and Avon Canal to Reading, the next 55 miles are on the River Thames to Teddington. The final 17 mile section is on the tidal portion of the Thames.

The race is a severe test of skill, physical and mental stamina and planning which produces a memorable sense of achievement for those successfully completing it.

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Easter weekend - Friday 19th April to Monday 22nd April.

Plenty of viewing places across the Vale of Pewsey, along the canal.  Warning that the lanes can get very congested.