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Old 19 September 2006, 15:58   #1
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Pedalos!

I work for a charity and we've been looking for ways to raise some money. We started off considering a marathon, and decided it was boring. We're now looking at doing a sponsored pedalo trip from Leeds to Liverpool along the canal network (about 125 miles). Any ideas where I could get hold of a pedalo? I've tried ebay and boatsandoutboards but not come up with anything. Anybody got any ideas?

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Old 19 September 2006, 16:10   #2
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contact these.......you might be able to blag a free loaner or heavily discounted one from a manufacturer.

http://www.acoloca.com/fbs/PedalBoats.htm

http://www.metroleisure.co.uk/products.htm#pedalo

http://www.swallowboats.co.uk/content/view/94/104/
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Old 19 September 2006, 16:13   #3
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and another

http://www.friday-ad.co.uk/AdvertDet...view%2FF115265
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Old 19 September 2006, 16:19   #4
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You may not make many friends on the canal pedalos create a fair bit of wash and fishermen may lob the odd brick at you. How about a canoe? I've done the "Cheshire ring" by double canoe 5 pairs ( 10 peeps) take between 18 and 24 hours to cover approx 100 miles and negotiate about 100 locks and a few tunnels. Good luck anyway
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If you are set on a Pedalo how about borrowing one from an operator?
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Make sure you've got some way of clearing out the paddles too- last time I went down a canal I hit enough waterlogged wood to build a cabin. I can't imagine it being a very pleasant journey if you've got to clean out the paddles every half mile . Canal boats just push it out of the way.

That WAS on the Worcester/Birmingham canal though.
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You may not make many friends on the canal pedalos create a fair bit of wash and fishermen may lob the odd brick at you. How about a canoe? I've done the "Cheshire ring" by double canoe 5 pairs ( 10 peeps) take between 18 and 24 hours to cover approx 100 miles and negotiate about 100 locks and a few tunnels. Good luck anyway
Who cares about wash? As long as you stick to the speed limits they don't seem to care - despite the fact the speed limit is allegedly to reduce wash......
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Who cares about wash? As long as you stick to the speed limits they don't seem to care - despite the fact the speed limit is allegedly to reduce wash......
Everyone who cares about canals wash erodes the canal banks and increases the need for dredging
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Thanks for all the thought guys. I'm very aware of the need to involve British Waterways in our plans. Just need to source a boat!

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