When Hannah Alexander’s close friend Lauren passed away from cancer at just 26 years old she wanted to do something big to honour her memory and energy.
The British Canoeing Three Lakes Challenge requires paddlers to travel the length of the three longest lakes in Wales, England and Scotland. One challenger decided that just wasn't far enough though.
Back in June 2017 an email popped into our British Canoeing inbox. Andy Sutton wanted to know if anyone who was paraplegic had completed our Three Lakes Challenge. We were instantly intrigued.
Over the years Alan Minister and Tim Styles have done a number of ‘mad’ challenges together; including cycling London to Paris in 24 hours and the Devizes to Westminster (DW) canoe race twice! This year they decided to try a challenge combining these sports resulting in their own ‘triathlon’ event the 3LP’s
It started with a plan on the back of an envelope; as all great plans do! Truro Canoe Race Club wanted a challenge which any of their members could take part in and the British Canoeing Three Lakes Challenge fitted the bill perfectly.
British Canoeing launched their newest Challenge Route at the end of April and within no time two adventurous folk were the first to get their names on the leaderboard.
Channel the spirit of champions on a challenge route to the heart of Olympic glory. Head out on the water this weekend and try the latest British Canoeing Challenge Route; the London Legacy Loop.
As 2017 draws to a close we wanted to celebrate some of the great people who have got involved with Go Canoeing challenges this year.
Our latest adventure seekers; Chris Moore and Ilona Ulme, chose to take on our Three Lakes Challenge with a four legged friend for company.
We are excited to be celebrating the release of our new challenge route! The Worcester Ring Challenge has existed as a yearly event, run by Worcester Canoe Club, for the past few years. Now you can also take it on, independently and in your own time.
Up until April this year Caden Horsley had been the youngest person to paddle our Three Lakes Challenge. The mantle has now been passed to Tobey Percival who, at nine years old, completed the challenge, over three days, with his Dad, Darren.