London Kayakathon 2015

On Sunday I took part in the 2015 Reed London Kayakathon. The 26.2 mile challenge started and ended at Shadwell Basin and involved paddling the 26.2 mile return trip to Chiswick Bridge.  This was a great opportunity to safely paddle through the center of London (passing Tower Bridge, The Tate Modern, St Paul’s Cathedral, The London Eye, The Houses of Parliament and Battersea power station) which is an exhilarating paddle with the tide and wash from passenger boats creating a complex state. About 80 paddlers took part in this very well organised event – it would be great to see this event grow in future years.

This trip was part of my plan to kayak the full length of the navigable Thames in weekend-sized trips during spring/summer 2015.

The charity I am supporting is “Thames Reach“. Thames Reach supports homeless, vulnerable and isolated men and women through a range of services, activities and accommodation projects.

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