Fifty miles in the wind and rain
A NINE-STRONG team from the Pirates Canoe Club battled against wind and rain over the weekend to complete a 50-mile triathlon challenge to raise funds for the Pilgrims Hospices. The two-day event saw them walk, cycle and kayak from Hollingbourne to Sandwich over a course which followed the Pilgrims Way and the River Stour. Together they raised more than £800 for the hospices which are marking their 25th anniversary this year. The Ashford-based club, with more than 40 members, embraces all paddlesport disciplines, from sea kayaking to whitewater trips.
Information about the club is available from event organiser Lindsay Wratten on 07787 555235.
The team from Pirates Canoe Club completed a 50-mile challenge