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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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Kayak group leader training on the tidal Thames: 23/11/13

Kayak group leader training on the tidal Thames: 23/11/13

| October 10, 2013

Kayak group leader training on the tidal Thames and sharing of good practice 23/11/13 Location: Cremorne Riverside, Lots Road, London, SW10 0QH From: 9.45am to 4.30pm The overview for the day is to meet other kayakers and club leaders whom regularly paddle the tideway; specifically those who lead other paddlers through the busy section of […]

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Thames Stand Up Paddle Board Challenge 2013

Thames Stand Up Paddle Board Challenge 2013

| August 19, 2013

Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) has really been taking off in London, and this latest event should raise the profile of the sport even higher. On Saturday 31st August all are welcome to come and take part in the Thames Stand Up Paddle Boarding Challenge. This is a charity event comprising a 4 mile long […]

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Survey shows over 700 seals living along the River Thames

Survey shows over 700 seals living along the River Thames

| August 19, 2013

An astounding 708 seals have been spotted in the Thames Estuary in the first ever count by air, land and sea, carried out by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Other sightings include porpoises as far upriver as Richmond Lock and Barnes Bridge. The survey of grey and harbour seals along the Thames was carried out […]

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