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 ~ 39km.
Day 2 - Union Canal from above Falkirk Wheel to Lochrin Basin, Edinburgh, c. 31 miles ~ 50km
Details can be found on the download files opposite:
Once again, 2017 sees the event partnering with a charity, Kidney Cancer Scotland, who have been delighted with the success of the event from their perspective over the last 2 years. This arrangement has encouraged increased participation as well as raising much needed funds for a very worthy cause. 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 click here.
The closing date for entries is Monday 25th September 2017.
Entries sent initially by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org should be confirmed in writing and accompanied by the entry fee by Monday 3rd October. Advance entries are essential to ensure the t-shirts can be available at the prize giving.
Entries, including fee of £15 per paddler (Cheques payable to Kirkcaldy Canoe Club) should be sent to:
M Chapman, Lochtyknowe, 193 Binniehill Road, Balloch, Cumbernauld G68 9JH (tel 01236 457081)