The Devizes to Westminster
International Canoe Race

125 miles, 77 portages
2-5th April 2021 - Now cancelled

About The Event

About The Event

The DW starts in Devizes, Wiltshire, finishing at Westminster Bridge in central London, opposite the Houses of Parliament. Taking place over the Easter Weekend, it's a gruelling course, 125 miles long including 77 portages.


Devizes, Wiltshire
United Kingdom


Easter Friday to Monday
2-5th April 2021

Latest news

April 2021

Sadly we approach a second Easter without a DW race. It is not what we wanted, but these are extraordinary times. Nevertheless we hope you enjoy taking part in the MyDW Challenge and look forward to your stories and photos as you build up your miles.

We encourage everyone getting out on the water to follow all the government issued guidance with regard to staying local and COVID-19 precautions.

March 2021

Full details and entry here:

January 2021

It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2021 edition of the DW Canoe Race, as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Please follow this link for full details

Race Details

Race info

Live progress

Start lists, checkpoints and timing


Live Tracking

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Event Schedule

What to expect and when

DW 2021 cancelled