British Canoeing launch a new Challenge Route in time for National Go Canoeing Week

The London Legacy Loop will take paddlers to the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Channel the spirit of champions on a challenge route to the heart of Olympic glory.

This year British Canoeing are launching their newest Challenge Route to coincide with National Go Canoeing Week. The London Legacy Loop takes paddlers on a six and a half mile route, from Limehouse Basin, along the Limehouse Cut canal and around the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The route travels along the oldest canal in London, from Victorian to modern history, celebrating victories of engineering and sporting glory. With no locks and at a fairly short distance this route should be suitable for most people. There is also the option to hire boats at the start from Moo Canoes, who are based in Limehouse Basin.

To celebrate each paddlers victory, everyone who takes on the challenge can register their time and get their name on the leaderboard.

Fancy fantastic views of famous sporting venues and a chance to paddle close to the centre of the capital city? Find out more about the London Legacy Loop here.

Choose another challenge

Like the sound of the London Legacy Loop but want a different challenge,? We have five other challenge routes you can choose from. With beautiful but tough lakes and lochs, an endurance challenge in Worcester and a loop from the home of British Canoeing in Nottingham, there are routes for all fitness and abilities.

If you would prefer to think up an independent adventure for National Go Canoeing Week that’s great too! We have set a target of 45,000 miles to be paddled throughout the week, so every mile you register really will count. Choose from one of the hundreds of activities listed on the Canoe Near You map on the British Canoeing website or just go out for a paddle. Whatever you do make sure you register your miles for the week!

Be a winner this National Go Canoeing Week

There will be some great spot prizes up for grabs throughout the week as well as ones for top club and individual mileage. Don’t forget to upload your best pictures when you register your miles too - there will be a prize for the best photo too!

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