Hi, I am Mark Rowe, the guy responsible for the concept of 4 middle aged men embarking on this challenge, and what a challenge it promises to be!

As a recreational paddler with a large open canoe for the family, I’m no stranger to the water and for several years I’ve fancied the idea of gently paddling some of the UK’s longer rivers as an experience. You know the sort of thing, drop in somewhere with the sun on your back, paddle for an hour pull over for a pub lunch, have a few, set up camp, light the fire and relax. So, god only knows how we managed to agree to do the whole of the river Thames in 4 days then cycle home!