Rob Roy Rally

Rob Roy RallyThe Rob Roy Thames Canoe Rally has been created in aid of Age Unlimited.

Anyone who canoes or kayaks can enjoy this real challenge of paddling the whole length of the non-tidal Thames - a distance of 123 miles with 44 locks. The aim is to paddle the whole distance. You have the summer to do it in and can take it in any journey length that you like.

The Rally

The Start is at St John’s Lock at Lechalde and the finish at Teddington Lock.

Rob Roy

Rob Roy MacGregor was the first paddler who recorded his adventures on paper and went out on the water with the primary goal of pure enjoyment. Later in his life he also helped found the first ever paddling association, the Royal Canoe Club of England. Many people agree that if John MacGregor hadn’t travelled a thousand miles on European rivers in 1865 aboard his ‘Rob Roy’ boat, our sport would not be the same today.

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