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Conquer the BRAND NEW British Canoeing Challenge Route this bank holiday!

Channel the spirit of champions on a challenge route to the heart of Olympic glory. The newest British Canoeing Challenge Route; the London Legacy Loop, has been launched this week, in time for those looking for a challenge for the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Credit: Gordon Joly

The Legacy Loop takes you on a six and a half mile journey, from Limehouse Basin, along the Limehouse Cut canal and around the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

London Legacy Loop

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.

All British Canoeing Challenge Routes have a leaderboard for people to celebrate their victory. The board for the London Legacy Route is brand new and waiting for the first paddlers to register their challenge time. Could you be the first at the top of the leaderboard?!


If you don’t have time to take the route on this bank holiday weekend, why not rise to the challenge for National Go Canoeing Week instead? National Go Canoeing Week takes place from the 26th May to 3rd June. The week is all about people going on adventures and taking on new challenges. For some people that might be getting in a boat for the first time and for others it is pushing themself to try something new.

Do you fancy fantastic views of famous sporting venues and a chance to paddle close to the centre of the capital city? You can find full information for the route, including downloadable information with a link to a map and GPX file here.