The Cheshire Ring Canal Race is taking a break in 2020.

MADCC plans to hold the race once more around mid-summer of 2021.

When the race returns, the organisers hope to see participation by many more relay teams in addition to the paddlers who do the race as a long-term endurance challenge. Relay teams definitely have the most fun!

 Entry Information from 2019 event


C1 or K1 all the way, C2 or K2 all the way, C1 or K1 relay (2 to 5 person), C2 or K2 relay (4 to 10 person), and K2 or Double Tourer 10-person (adult plus junior pairs) relay team. Other reasonable forms of relay may be permitted, subject to prior agreement with the organiser.

If your club/organisation wishes to enter a class but does not have enough paddlers to make up a full team, please contact the organiser who may be able to link you to other paddlers who are also looking for more team members.

Note since 2018, there is a 15-hour cut-off time for arrival at the Old Broken Cross relay changeover point (about half-way). The race has always been intended as a 24-hour challenge and the cut-off is to ensure that competitors finish in around that time.


Entries are limited to the first 25 boats or relay teams, in total, across all classes. This is because of restricted access and parking at many points on the Ring, and to enable MADCC to run and marshal the event effectively.

Entries must be made online and the system will open on 1st April 2019: Ring Race Entries click here

Entry fees for 2019 are £20.00 per person (adults and juniors). There is an additional charge of £5.00 per person for non-members of British Canoeing for event insurance. Junior members of clubs affiliated to British Canoeing/other national bodies are automatically covered for insurance purposes. Proof of British Canoeing/national body membership must be shown at check-in.

Each team or solo paddler is required to use a GPS tracker, supplied by MADCC, at an additional cost of £18.00 per tracker.

Entries received after 22nd June 2019 will be charged at £25 per seat.

Entries cannot be accepted after midnight on Saturday 29th June 2019.

Entries can be cancelled, through the on-line entry system, up to three weeks before the race. Entry fees will then be refunded, less an administration fee of 6%.

Some changes such as contact details etc. can be made online at any time up to the race date through the entry system by the competitor.

For changes in details of the paddlers please contact the MADCC Entries Administrator. Transfer of entries to another competitor or team will be allowed up to three weeks before the race. Changes in the number of paddlers in a relay team will be allowed up to one week before the race (please send requests to the MADCC Entry Administrator) – but no refunds will be made for a reduction in paddler numbers in the last three weeks, and any increase in paddler numbers will be charged at the rate applying on the date of notification.


All the documents needed to provide information about the rules, the course, relay point locations, etc. are downloadable from the links below.

Cheshire Ring 2019 Race Rules

Cheshire Ring Race 2019 Guidance Notes

Cheshire Ring Race 2019 Event Safety Plan and Risk Assessment

Cheshire Ring Race Junior Consent Form

Cheshire Ring Race 2019 Briefing Notes


At the Miners Arms public house car park, Wood Lane North, Adlington, Macclesfield, SK10 4PF. 
Report to the organiser and canoe scrutineer (Refer to Rules: 3d, e 4,a c, & 5)


08.00 - 10.00

Other start times may be permitted by prior arrangement with the race organiser.


Perpetual trophies and certificates will be presented at the end of the race or posted as appropriate.


We look forward to meeting you on the day; in the meantime if you have any questions please contact  the Cheshire Ring Race Organiser

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