Young woman to stand up paddleboard over 50 miles for charity

A young paddler will soon attempt to paddleboard from Glasgow to Edinburgh in just two days to raise money for charity.

Kate Mcnee will stand up paddleboard from Glasgow to Edinburgh- a distance of around 55 miles- to raise funds for Kidney Cancer Scotland.

The event takes place over two day with set stages.  The first day with see Kate tackle the Forth & Clyde Canal, starting at Speirs Wharf in Glasgow and travelling to The Falkirk Wheel- a distance of around 24 miles. The second day will see her travel 31 miles along the Union Canal, from The Falkirk Wheel to Lochrin Basin in Edinburgh.

2017 once again sees the event partnering with a charity, Kidney Cancer Scotland, who have been delighted with its success over the last 2 years. This arrangement has encouraged increased participation as well as raising much needed funds for a very worthy cause.

Kate Mcnee stated:  “I am feeling extremely excited and a little nervous about the challenge.  I know that it won’t be easy however I am looking forward to pushing myself and more importantly raising both awareness and funds for Kidney Cancer Scotland.  I would also like to thank everyone who has helped me so far, especially Matthew at Scottish Canals for allowing me to use the BHive Activity Hub equipment and being a great help in my endurance training.”

Matthew Skilling, Activities Co-ordinator at Scottish Canals, said: “The Forth & Clyde Canal is an ideal place to start your stand up paddleboard journey. At BHive Activity Hub, we’ve seen a massive increase in people stand up paddleboarding thanks to the still water of the canal and it’s great to see Kate raising money for a great cause and also raising awareness of the sport and how easy it is to do.”

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