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Sunday 11th August 2019

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Entries Open
Monday 11th February 2019
Entries Close
Thursday 8th August 2019
Canter: 26 Miles; Mini Canter: 18 Miles
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298 Participants
Entry Fees

£10 (LDWA members)
£15 (non-members)

Event Secretary - Dave Powell

Come and explore Birmingham's hidden network of canals. Both 26 and also 18 mile courses start and finish from our new venue Moseley Rugby Club, Billesley Common, Yardley Wood Road Birmingham B13 0TP grid ref SP088812 on our new date Sunday 11th August by kind permission of "The Lord's Day Observance Society" 

The main course includes the Stratford on Avon Canal, the Cole Valley Way,  Grand Union Canal, Fazeley Canal, Wolverhampton Main Line and Birmingham Worcester Canal before returning to Moseley Rugby Club via the Stratford Canal.   It Passes Sarehole Mill (inspiration to Tolkien's Middle Earth), under the dark bowels of "Spaghetti Juction", Gas Street Basin, home of the International Convention Centre and  award winning Brindley Place development,  

The 18 mile route again takes in the Cole Valley Way passing Sarehole Mill, the the Grand Union Canal, Fazeley Canal, Birmingham Worcester Canal and returns to the Ruygby Club via the Stratford on Avon Canal. Both route involves crossing very few roads, no stiles and probably the least ascent and descent you will do this year!!

Birmingham they say has more miles of canals than Venice. These fueled the industrial revolution. Most are now quiet backwaters linear arms of the country that penetrate deep into the city, don't be surprised if you see foxes and herons. Never dull the backdrop varies from rural to industrial heritage and then to state of the art development.

There are 5 checkpoints on the Canter and 3 on the Mini-Canter which will include food and drink - Look out for the Cake Stop and help us judge the Canal Canter Cake Competition (now open to entrants as well as marshals- make sure your cake is labelled) Please note it is essential to bring a mug as cups will not be provided at the checkpoints. There will be hot drinks and a meal at the finish including a vegetarian/vegan option 

All finishers requiring a certificate will receive one. Routes descriptions and GPX files will be sent out shortly before the event.

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