The Devizes to Westminster
International Canoe Race

125 miles, 77 portages
15-18th April 2022

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
15-18th April 2022

Latest news

Results now online

Pictures from day 1

Pictures from day 2

Race Details

Race info

Live progress

Start lists, checkpoints and timing


Live Tracking

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for DW 2022

Event Schedule

What to expect and when

G2E: Suggested warm up race

Glasgow to Edinburgh

Waterside A: Suggested warm up race

Great Bedwyn to Newbury

Thameside 1: Suggested warm up race

Aldermaston to Reading

Waterside B: Suggested warm up race

Newbury to Aldermaston and back

Thameside 2: Suggested warm up race

Reading to Marlow

Waterside C: Suggested warm up race

Pewsey to Newbury

Waterside D: Suggested warm up race

Devizes to Newbury

7am to 8am

Endeavour crew start (excluding fast crews)

8am to 9.30am

Junior doubles start

9.30am to 10.30am

Veteran Junior doubles start

Senior Singles start

Start times allocated according to previous day times - All crews

Start times allocated according to previous day times - All crews

Start times between 7am to 8pm to hit the permitted tide window at Teddington



  • Sorry those boats are specifically excluded in the race.

  • For the non-stop race, you should be stable and comfortable in your boat by September, to ensure you can train throughout the winter months. We would expect 2-5 sessions per week on the water, and additional complementary training such as running, gym work etc
    The stages race can be done with slightly less training; however the more time you spend on the water, the more chance you have of completion.

  • The non-stop course record was set in 1979, in an incredible 15hours 34 minutes.

  • Out of respect to the residents, the earliest start is 7am.