Third stage of the 4-day Thames Challenge, which can be done as a single one-day Ultra. This beautiful 43 mile route meanders along the Thames Path, taking in Windsor Castle, the Queen Mary Reservoir and Eton School.
Competitors for the Windsor Ultra must arrive for registration and equipment checks, between 7.00am and 7.30am on Saturday 11th August 2018. Race start for both events will be 8.00am, following a race brief. Full details of options for getting to Hurley Caravan & Camping will be provided later, but all competitors must be self-sufficient in this respect.
From Hurley Caravan & Camping continue down river to Seven Corner Alley and Marlow Lock.
At Cookham Bridge leave the river briefly, into the village and onto the open common, Cookham Moor. Returning to the river at Formosa Place and taking the river crossing at Maidenhead Bridge. Under the M4 motorway bridge and continue into the field of Dorney, Thames Field.
Several meanders more, taking in Boveney Lock, the Windsor Racecourse and the bathing places for the school boys of Eton.
Enter Brocas Meadow, with Windsor Castle in full view, over Windsor Bridge. Continue through Runnymede, Bellweir lock, Staines Bridge and the intake to the vast Queen Mary Reservoir.
Past Shepperton Lock, along Walton Lane, through Teddington continue on to Albany Canoe & Sailing Centre which is Camp-Site Three for Thames Challenge competitors, or the conclusion of The Windsor Ultra.