Admm8h | 12 April 2022

After 2 years of this epic race not taking place due to Covid, 19 of our Sixth Formers are finally taking to the water for the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race (www.dwrace.co.uk). Although slightly shorter than the normal route, our paddlers will be racing 108 miles this weekend, Friday 15th April to Sunday 17th April, camping each night.


As this is such a challenge, physically and mentally, verbal support down the route will be greatly appreciated from all. Below are some spectator points for you to cheer our crews on at. Please do not go to any locks or try to feed the crews as this could result in penalties and disqualifications according to the race rules.


Please come and support!


From Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April, some points to cheer from are:

  • Hungerford Road Bridge – Friday lunchtime (roughly 12:30 – 13:30)
  • Newbury Town – Saturday early morning (roughly 07:00 – 08:30)
  • Reading Oracle Centre – Saturday morning (roughly 10:30 – 12:00)
  • Henley Straight – Saturday lunchtime (roughly 11:50 -13:30)
  • Marlow Bridge – Saturday afternoon (roughly 13:25 -15:00)
  • Windsor Riverside – Sunday morning (roughly 09:00-11:00)
  • Runnymede Gardens – Sunday Morning (roughly 10:15- 12:00)
  • Walton Bridge and Riverside – Sunday Afternoon (11:30-13:00)
  • Hampton Court Bridge – Sunday Afternoon (12:20-14:00)

If you are keen to come along and/or would like to stay up-to-date on the crews progress, we will attempt to regularly update via the @LWCSport social media account.


The following Sixth Formers will be racing:

  • Ciara Verlaque (Park) and Silas Heppell (Sutton)
  • Ellie Smith (Gosden) and Joe Gregory (Hazelveare)
  • Amber Ma (Park) and Felix Auld (Hazelveare)
  • Rianna Harris (Park) and Ryan Harris (Sutton)
  • Ella Winn (Haygate) and Maddie Hall-Pennicott (Haygate)
  • Hal Gavin (Sutton) and Tom Morris (Sutton)
  • Seb Johnson (School) and Evan Sansum (School)
  • Lawson Hartley (Summerfield) and Seb Donnelly (Hazelveare)
  • Olly Sanvoisin (Summerfield) and Mateo Johnson-Rodriguez (Summerfield)
  • Ethan Orme (School)

They are all raising money for ‘Prostate Cancer UK’ and would greatly appreciate support with their fundraising please: Silas Heppell is fundraising for PROSTATE CANCER UK (justgiving.com)