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The Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race

The DW starts in Devizes, Wiltshire, finishing at Westminster Bridge in central London, opposite the Houses of Parliament. Taking place over the Easter Weekend, it’s a gruelling course, 125 miles long including 77 portages

125 miles in 4 days

Day 1; Devizes to Newbury 34 miles

Day 2; Newbury to Marlow 36 miles

Day 3; Marlow to Teddington 38 miles

Day 4; Teddington to Westminster 17 miles

The Devizes to Westminster International Canoe race is an ultra marathon that takes place every Easter weekend and is the longest non-stop canoe race in the world. Unfortunately we could not do the Easter weekend due to my treatment- we will follow the same rules. Starting in Devizes in Wiltshire, the race travels down the Kennet and Avon Canal until it joins the River Thames at Reading, then follows the River Thames to Westminster in the heart of London. The race is 125 miles long and includes 77 locks to be portaged, so as well as arduous paddling, there is a considerable amount of running (more likely walking!) involved too.

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