Great River Race Takes Place This Saturday
Chiswick Pier provides the ideal spot to see the annual spectacle
This year's Great River Race will be run upstream from London Docklands to Ham on Saturday 3 September. The gruelling 21 mile course attracts both the true racer and the leisure rower.
Around 330 crews from all over the globe take part – all traditional style with a minimum of 4 oars or paddles and carrying a cox and passenger.
This year the event is part of the Totally Thames Festival and Chiswick Pier is the ideal place locally to watch it from.
The race begins at Docklands at 12.25pm on a 'slowest first, fastest last' handicap basis. The first boats should be passing Chiswick Pier by 2.20pm with the winner arriving at Ham at around 3.25pm.
Chiswick Pier is a wonderful vantage point for spectators. There will be the Fullers’ bar and refreshments to enjoy whilst watching the race. The Pier House and bar open at 12.30.
For up to the minute information and how to get to the Pier check their web site.
August 25, 2016