Video: Devizes to Westminster Preview
Russ Tong, Head of Outdoor Activities, looks ahead to this year’s Devizes to Westminster international canoe race.
Pupils have been training hard for this year’s race, which takes place over the Easter weekend.
The race starts in Devizes, finishing just downstream of Westminster Bridge in central London, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The race has been held annually over the Easter Weekend since 1948. The race is 125 miles long and has 77 portages. The first 52 miles are along the Kennet and Avon Canal to Reading, the next 55 miles are on the River Thames to Teddington. The final 17 mile section is on the tidal portion of the Thames.