Kayaker to paddle through London for charity

August 25, 2011 08:01 | Local News
Justin Miles Channel to Channel Challenge

Not many people know it but the London River Bus is a great way to get around London, travelling through the capital on the Thames without all the kerfuffle of the buses and the suffocating Tubes during rush hour. 

And if you happen to be on one of the boats or have your eyes fixated on the River Thames, look out for Justin Miles, who'll be kayaking for the Channel To Channel Challenge in a bid to raise money for The Children's Trust charity. He is raising awareness around the effects of brain injury on young people and the daily challenges they face.

Justin started from the Bristol Estuary on 20 August and will reach London tomorrow (26 August). He then will paddle from Richmond to Putney on Friday 26 August at 5.45 pm, arriving at Chiswick Pier at about 8.30pm. Then on Saturday (27 August) he will leave Putney at around 1.30pm to paddle to Battersea and then on to the estuary.

Members of Active 360, Britain's leading 'stand-up paddling' group, will also join Justin and you can follow his progress on Twitter here. Good luck Justin!

You can catch a River Bus at Chelsea Harbour Pier, near Imperial Wharf Overground Station off the King's Road.

Tags: Charity, River Thames, Kayak


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