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Worcester Ring Challenge Route

Paddle a twenty-one mile route, starting on the River Severn and taking in a variety of waterways. With thirty-two locks and three tunnels along the way, it will be a tough day on the water.

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Why The Worcester Ring Challenge?

The Worcester Ring is a challenge route which has evolved from the race of the same name. This route will really test your strength and endurance as you you paddle and portage over 21 miles.

Worcester is a charming city, with its 12th century cathedral a star attraction. Your journey will take you from the centre of the city and out into beautiful countryside before heading through attractive Droitwich Spa.

You will be following the journey of the salt industry, as you travel the natural and man-made waterways, which made its journey from Droitwich Spa to the rest of the world possible.

Make sure you take the time to explore the area before or after your epic challenge.

This challenge route was created with the kind help of Worcester Canoe Club.

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A View Along The River Severn Of Worcester Cathedral From Diglis Lock
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Register Your Challenge!

Once you have ventured out and completed the Worcester Ring 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 Worcester Ring Challenge details.

On The Droitwich Barge Canal At Vines Park Droitwich Spa
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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

Paul Ateyo and Morag Clark

19th August 2017 4hrs 37mins

Allistair Swinsco

14th July 2018 4hrs 44mins Completed as part of Worcester Ring event on an SUP

Paddlesport Racing Canoe Club

13th August 2017 4hrs 45mins

Allistair Swinsco

22nd July 2017 5 hrs 18 Mins Stand Up Paddle Board

Chris Moore, Ilona Ulme and Kaysee the dog

28th Oct 2017 6hrs The second group (and first dog) to complete all five of our challenge routes

William and Cadey Horsley

22nd Oct 2017 6hrs 59mins William and his son Cadey are the first people to complete all five of our challenge routes!

Baxter College Group

10th July 2017 24hrs This group completed the challenge as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award

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