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London Legacy Loop Challenge Route

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

A journey along the oldest canal in London, from Victorian to modern history, will deliver you to your own victory.

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The Challenge

The London Legacy Loop takes you 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.

You can download the full information for the route, including a link to a map and GPX file here.

Olympic Park Credit Nimalon

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Photo credit: Nimalon

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Register Your Challenge!

Once you have ventured out and completed the London Legacy Challenge Route we’d love to hear from you about your experience. You can do this by registering your challenge with us. In return we will recognise your efforts by sending you a certificate and entering your time on the national leaderboard.

Click here to register your London Legacy Loop Challenge details.

Limehouse Basin Credit Gordon Joly

Limehouse Basin. Photo credit: Gordon Joly

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Below is a full list of all those who have completed the challenge and registered their results with us. The list is in time order, with the fastest completion time at the top of the leaderboard.

Name of People/Person/Club Date of Paddle Time Achieved Notes

James Bolton and Jules Mattsson

2nd Sept 2018 2hrs 10mins

Andrew Berry and Barbara Boosfeld

6th May 2018 2hrs 30mins The first people to complete the London Legacy Loop!
Arcelor Mittal And Stadium Credit Yukiko Matuoka

Arcelor Mittal & London Stadium. Photo credit: Yukiko Matuoka

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