Supporting the Thames Pollution Awareness Expedition

On Friday 15th September two GGBC crews accompanied 5 members of the Thames Pollution Awareness Expedition along the Goring to Henley section of their 10 day Thames Marathon. The expedition’s aim was to call for Government action on river pollution .

We had two crews who shared the trip, with a pit stop over at Reading Canoe Club for the change over. Thinking the non regular rower crews would need assistance, we were quite wrong and and had to work hard to keep up! Which was lucky as that meant that the bar was open at the Leander Club who had kindly offered their premises to load the boats onto the trailer for the return home.

Tim Wakefield and Ben Covey from the expedition then went to swim and paddleboard the rest of the way.