Saving threatened habitats worldwide

Devizes Westminster kayak race day: support Steve Backshall

Staging site


Steve Backshall after completing the race.
Date and Time: 
4-5 April 2015

Wildlife expert and television presenter Steve Backshall has successfully completed the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race to raise funds for World Land Trust (WLT).

Steve and his co paddler George Barnicoat left Devizes mid morning on Saturday 4 April 2015. They completed the course in 23 hours and 17 minutes despite three rudder cable breakages, arriving in Westminster at 9.52am.

On Easter Saturday afternoon, supporters and spectators watched the race along the route of the Kennet and Avon Canal and the River Thames. On Sunday morning (5 April), WLT staff and supporters cheered Steve and George over the finish line in Westminster.

The rally point was on the Thames Path, on the south bank of the Thames, in front of St Thomas’ Hospital: you might have seen the WLT banner!


More information

Steve has raised more than £45,000 in sponsorship so far and is very much hoping that he can reach a target of £50,000. An ebay auction of his T-shirts promises to help him towards his target. The auction closes on Sunday 12 April at 11am.

Sponsor Steve Backshall »

Bookmark and Share

Read about us

  • News Online
  • RSS
  • eBulletin
  • Nature Chat
  • Printed Newsletter

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1986 874422

Follow us

Follow on Facebook  Follow on Twitter  Follow on Linkedin  Follow on GooglePlus  Follow on YouTube