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This is the 3rd year that we will be hosting at this event and it is a fantastic day out!
The Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race is steeped in tradition, taking place annually since 1829, as well as fierce rivalry between the 2 universities. Each year’s race attracts a crowd of around 250 000 people, and a BBC audience of over 6 million!
The atmosphere is one of fun and relaxation as the event swarms with people, all of whom are out to have a great time soaking up the sun, enjoying the array of foods and drinks available, socializing and OF COURSE – people watching!
Join me as we walk 1/2 of the 4 mile course, along the banks of the River Thames, starting at Putney Bridge and finishing in Barnes. (If you like, you may keep going to all the way to Chiswick Bridge.)
For more info on the race please visit: http://www.theboatrace.org
Meet outside of Putney Bridge tube at 1:00 PM (We will start the walk at 1:15pm)
Dress: Smart casual; comfortable walking shoes
In case of bad weather:
If it is raining, we will find a nearby pub and watch the race on a large screen TV
Those who do not wish to do the walk can simply meet us at the Coach and Horses in Barnes around 3pm
After the race:
We will all meet at the Coach and Horses in Barnes
Meet up Cost:
- A fascinating presentation on this very historic boat race
- A relaxing and leaisurely guided walk
- The chance to meet and socialize with other members and to experience this fantastic boat race in fine company
- Meet up fees. (I have several sites on meetup and I pay over £300 per year in fees) Please bring cash coins