Devizes to Westminster Canoeists paddle through Katesgrove

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Canoeists taking part in the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race have been passing through Reading on the Kennet and Avon Canal all day today, 26 March 2016.

The race comprises two events; a four day crew competition that began in Devizes on Friday 25 March and a two day senior doubles non-stop challenge that began this morning.

The four day crew competition passed the Reading checkpoint from shortly after 11am and then went on to Marlow where they stopped for the night.

The senior doubles boats began arriving in Reading in blustery and wet conditions at around 6pm, just as it was getting dark (pictured).

The 125 mile race has been held over the Easter weekend every year since 1948. This year 300 boats are taking part.


  1. Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race
  2. Where to watch the race – spectator locations