Gate 7 May Day Canoe Race
(Previously the Conex Canoe Race)
Monday 6th May 2019
5 miles on Grade 2 water
Open to all paddlers
Individuals, Canoe Clubs, Schools, Youth Organisations, Firms
One race with three different starts
Entry fees - All entries on the day
Registration: (Click for entry form)
at Millennium Bridge Car Park
(Grid Ref. 274 430)
(Note: Car parking charges apply; wardens do issue tickets)
Start - Millennium Bridge (A short distance upstream from Registration)
Finish - Footbridge in front of Finchale Abbey
(Grid Ref. 296 471)
Car parking - purchase token from farmhouse or machine
to exit the finish - £3.00 (2018 price).
Gate 7 Cup to be held for one year by the overall winner
Numerous trophies are awarded in various classes
Presentations: 2.15pm in front of Finchale Abbey
(Grid ref: 296 471)
Light refreshments will be provided at the finish
Safety regulations (Click to read)
All competitors must pay the entry fee and agree
to abide by the event regulations.
All competitors must wear
an approved buoyancy aid and the race numbered bib.
Helmets are compulsory for kayaks (singles and doubles)
and are strongly advised for Canadians.
Novice competitors should have had experience of paddling
on grade 2 water or be accompanied along the course
by an experienced canoeist.
The river is shallow, with frequent rapids, and capsizes do happen.
Safety boats will be deployed along the course
Race organiser: David Mills. Tel. 0191-549 1784
Event sponsored by
Copyright © 2006 D E Mills