The London Kayakathon provides a unique opportunity for experienced sea kayakers to raise money for causes that are close to their hearts by paddling the challenging 26.2mile distance along the river Thames.
The kayakers will travel 13.1 miles upriver with the flood tide to Chiswick Bridge where there will be a short stop to grab some lunch and stretch those legs before heading back to Tower Bridge on the ebb tide, passing the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, the Tower of London and many other spectacular London landmarks en route.
Importantly this event is not a race and those wishing to take part should be experienced and possess the appropriate skills to paddle the distance as part of a group. The minimum requirement to take part in this event is a BCU 3* or equivalent experience. Paddlers must be proficient at rescues and be able to swim fifty meters wearing a buoyancy aid.
Visit the kayakathons.com website to get more information about this and more kayakathons!