Will you accept the challenge to paddle from the centre of Glasgow to the centre of Edinburgh along the Millennium Link?
You can either paddle alone or work in a team of up to 12 paddlers, in Singles, Doubles or Fours, Kayaks or Canoes.
Over the years a wide range of canoes and kayaks have been used to complete the course, racing K1’s and K2’s by those looking for fast times; open Canadians; sea kayaks and even plastic river boats by those looking for more of a challenge.
The Open Team Relay class allows up to 12 people to paddle in any combination of canoe and/or kayak.
The event is over two days with set stages.
- Day 1 - Forth & Clyde Canal from Speirs Warf, Glasgow to Falkirk Wheel, c. 24 miles.
- Day 2 - Union Canal from above Falkirk Wheel to Lochrin Basin, Edinburgh, c. 31 miles
For the first time, 2014 sees the event partnering with a charity, Kidney Cancer Scotland, who were considering setting up their own fund raising event over the course, but welcomed the invitation to run as part of our existing event instead. This arrangement should see a larger entry than in recent years. There is no requirement for participants to raise money for the charity, but obviously any paddlers who want to do so would be very welcome by the charity.
To find out more information on how to raise money for Kidney Cancer Scotland please visit: http://www.jameswhalefund.org/canoe-for-a-cure/