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Devizes to Westminster International Canoe RaceOrganisers of this annual 125-mile race call it "one of the most demanding open-to-all endurance events on the planet". Celebrating its 66th anniversary in 2014, the Easter Weekend Charity Canoe Race starts in Devizes, Wiltshire, on Good Friday (18th April) and finishes four days later opposite the Houses of Parliament on Easter Monday. Rowing canoes or kayaks, participants in five different race classes first negotiate the Kennet and Avon Canal, before joining the River Thames at Reading. The top class, the senior doubles, compete non-stop through day and night from start to finish making it the longest continuous canoe race in the world, whilst other classes - senior singles, junior doubles, veteran/junior and non-competitive doubles - are raced over four different stages during the Easter weekend. Much like the London Marathon, a minimum of six months' training is recommended for those entering the race, which is a severe test of skill and stamina. Spectators are encouraged to head down to Westminster Bridge on the Easter Bank Holiday Monday to witness the arrival of most of the participants.

 

About Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge lies on the Thames between the Houses of Parliament and County Hall with the delights of the Southbank Centre and the National Theatre beyond. The view is exceptional in every direction, taking in Parliament, Whitehall, the Strand, South Bank and beyond that the City and the London Eye. More about Westminster Bridge

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