If you don’t know your saxboards from your rowlocks, this is for you, An irreverent look at the 165th annual Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race. Next weekend 250,000 people will be down by the riverside – today we’ll follow the course in peace. There’s blue fever, gossip about who won, who sank, and what the neighbours said. And a special this year – old man river, James Cracknell. At 46 he’s the oldest ever contestant, winning prizes before some of his teammates were born. Guided by Ann.
Blues Boys, Buoys, Boats, Bridges & Troubled Waters. If
LONGER BY A LENGTH READ
I love seeing the place when we’ve got it to ourselves. When what’s ahead is just a dream. Away from the madding crowd. Quiet reflection time – the mood and beauty of the scene (captured perfectly in this Pete Rumney painting).
THE BOAT RACE SNEAK PREVIEW WALK – THE PRACTICALS
In the Winter 2019-2020 London Walks programme the Boat Race Sneak Peek Preview walk takes place at 10.45 am on Sunday, March 22. The meeting point is just outside the exit of Ravenscourt ParkTube Stop.