Canal News – Bank Holiday Weekend
Dare you take on the 30 hour BCN Challenge?
Roll up, roll up, all licensed boats are invited to take part in the BCN Challenge. Navigate the lesser-known waterways and test your knowledge with a quiz to amass more points.
All boat entries will receive a commemorative plaque and the winning boat crew will also receive a shield.
Prizes will be presented during the Pelsall Canal Festival on the 15 June.
Saturday 25 May 2013 – Sunday 26 May 2013
BCN 24 Hour Challenge 2013
The BCN Challenge will take place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26 May 2013, starting at 8am on Saturday and finishing at 2pm on the Sunday. The event is open to everyone with a boat licensed for use on British Waterways canals. Historic working boats and pairs are welcome.
Boats may start at any point on the BCN but must finish at Longwood Boat Club, where the Daw End branch of the Wyrley and Essington canal meets the Rushall Canal.
Participants may navigate for as long as they like during the 30 hour period up to a maximum of 24 hours. The winner will be the boat crew who amass the greatest number of points during the challenge. Additional points will be awarded for navigating lesser used waterways and there will be bonus points for correctly answered questions at certain places.
All boat entries will receive a commemorative plaque and the winning boat crew will also receive a shield. The winners will be announced by post shortly after the event with presentations taking place at the Pelsall Canal Festival on 15 June.
The entry fee will provides 12 months membership of the BCNS for those team leaders who have never been members of the Society and the commemerative plaque.
Venue:Finishing at Longwood Boat Club
Welcome to the Crick Boat Show
the NUMBER ONE Boat Show at the Heart of the Waterways
25th – 27th May 2013
At 3.30pm on Saturday 25th May, Julia Bradbury, presenter of TV’s Canal Walks and Countryfile, will give a talk about how her walking life started. The talk will last for an hour and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.