A gentle riverboat cruise is one way to see the likes of Hampton Court, Syon House, Kew Gardens and Richmond Hill from the River Thames — but why settle for that when you can paddleboard the whole route?
The London Stand Up Paddleboarding Marathon is a 26 mile route, starting at Shepperton in Surrey and following the Thames all the way up to Putney — taking in the genteel sites of west London, without having to dodge the river traffic of the centre of the city.
Anyone can take part in the event, which is raising money for colon cancer charity 40tude. Paddleboards and training are provided by London-based SUP board experts Active360
London Stand Up Paddleboarding Marathon takes place on 18 June. Entry is £75 with a minimum fundraising commitment of £500, or pay £200 to enter with no obligation to fundraise.
Check out the video of last year's marathon. If you've ever wanted to see pug on a paddleboard, here's your chance: