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Thames Tidefest: free kayak & stand up paddleboarding

Thames Tidefest: free kayak & stand up paddleboarding

| September 6, 2014

  TideFest  is a new River Thames event taking place on World Rivers Day  – Sunday 28th September 2014 – to highlight and celebrate the recreational importance of the Thames Tideway to Londoners. TideFest is taking place as part of the month long Totally Thames festival and is supported by the Thames Tunnel Now Coalition and the […]

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Thames Stand Up Paddle Board Challenge 2014

Thames Stand Up Paddle Board Challenge 2014

| June 26, 2014

Following a successful launch in 2013, London’s biggest mass participation charity watersports event ‘The Thames Stand Up Paddle Board Challenge’ returns to the River Thames on the 26th July 2014. On a glorious august bank holiday weekend in 2013, 85 stand-up paddlers completed a 6km race between Kew and Hammersmith Bridges, raising upwards of £5,000 for […]

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Kayaking through London at night on the River Thames

Kayaking through London at night on the River Thames

| April 27, 2014

London can look pretty stunning from the Thames – especially at night. Check out this clip of paddlers from one of London’s many canoe clubs, enjoying an evening on the river. For more information on kayaking on the River Thames see http://canoelondon.com/kayaking-on-tidal-thames-in-london-group-safety-leadership/

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London Kayakathon 2014: a Thames marathon by kayak

London Kayakathon 2014: a Thames marathon by kayak

| February 8, 2014

The London Kayakathon 2014 will see a group of over 100 sea kayakers take part in a River Thames marathon on 13 April 2014. Starting beneath Tower Bridge, the kayakers will paddle a marathon distance of 26.2 miles in a group, with the aim of raising in over £30,000 for a wide variety of different […]

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London SUP marathon June 2014

London SUP marathon June 2014

| February 2, 2014

The SUP marathon is back! Last year 25 participants raised over £30,000 for charity, in the first ever London SUP Marathon. This is a marathon with a difference – where participants cover a marathon distance – 26 miles – on Stand-Up Paddleboards while taking in the sights of the Thames, from Shepperton to Putney, followed by an evening’s […]

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Kayaking on the tidal River Thames in London – group safety and leadership

Kayaking on the tidal River Thames in London – group safety and leadership

| December 22, 2013

Kayaking on the tidal Thames is an exciting and challenging way to explore London’s maritime heart, but you need to keep your wits about you, as Steve Rushbrook from Port of London Authority and Harry Whelan from Kayaking London explained at a recent symposium for London paddlers. We started the day with a presentation from […]

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