The Devizes to Westminster
International Canoe Race

125 miles, 77 portages
10-13th April 2020

About The Event

About The Event

The DW starts in Devizes, Wiltshire, finishing at Westminster Bridge in central London, opposite the Houses of Parliament. Taking place over the Easter Weekend, it's a gruelling course, 125 miles long including 77 portages.

Where

Devizes, Wiltshire
United Kingdom

When

Easter Friday to Monday
10-13th April 2020

Latest news

The Devizes to Westminster Organisation Ltd AGM will take place at Wokingham Waterside Centre, Thames Valley Park Drive, Reading, RG6 1PQ at 2.30pm on Saturday, 21st September 2019.

Download the notice of AGM

Download the Nomination form


Race Details

Race info

Live progress

Start lists, checkpoints and timing

Tracking

Live Tracking

Follow the crews live online

Entry

Enter online

Discounts for early entry

Event Schedule

What to expect and when

Entries go live

Enter before 31st January to avoid late fees

DW AGM

Wokingham Waterside Centre, 2.30pm

Glasgow to Edinburgh Challenge

55 miles over 2 days in K1, K2 and team events

National Schools Championships

Held at Marsport, Dreadnought Reach, Reading RG6 1PQ

Late Entry fees apply

Entries close on Waterside B weekend

Waterside A: Suggested warm up race

Great Bedwyn to Newbury

Thameside 1: Suggested warm up race

Aldermaston to Reading

Waterside B: Suggested warm up race

Newbury to Aldermaston and back

ENTRIES CLOSED

you have until midnight!

Thameside 2: Suggested warm up race

Reading to Marlow

Waterside C: Suggested warm up race

Pewsey to Newbury

Waterside D: Suggested warm up race

Devizes to Newbury

7am to 8am

Endeavour crew start (excluding fast crews)


8am to 9.30am

Junior doubles start


9.30am to 10.30am

Veteran Junior doubles start


Senior Singles start


Start times allocated according to previous day times - All crews

Start times allocated according to previous day times - All crews

Start times allocated according to previous day times - All crews

Start times between 7am to 8pm to hit the permitted tide window at Teddington

Sponsors

F.A.Q

  • Sorry those boats are specifically excluded in the race.

  • For the non-stop race, you should be stable and comfortable in your boat by September, to ensure you can train throughout the winter months. We would expect 2-5 sessions per week on the water, and additional complementary training such as running, gym work etc
    The stages race can be done with slightly less training; however the more time you spend on the water, the more chance you have of completion.

  • The non-stop course record was set in 1979, in an incredible 15hours 34 minutes.

  • Sorry out of respect to the residents, the earliest start is 7am.