Photo Time Line of 07.00hrs to 09.00hrs Devizes Wharf.
The course starts at Devizes Wharf, passing along the Kennet & Avon Canal before joining the River Thames at Reading. Immediately after the canal joins the river there is a compulsory portage at Dreadnought Reach (Wokingham Waterside Centre). The course continues downstream to Teddington, reaching the finish 50 metres below Westminster Bridge via the tidal section of the Thames. It is 125 miles long and there are 77 portages.