13 March 2017
HEAD OF THE RIVER RACE
On the 25th March the famous Head of the River Race, which precedes the famous Oxford versus Cambridge boat race in April, takes to the river at Mortlake, and ends, about two hours later, in Putney. Join in the excitement as international crews of eight rowers take to the water, one after the other at 10 second intervals, determined to be the fastest and first to cross the winning line. The first race took place in 1926 as a way for crews to practise rowing during the winter months – oarsman from as far afield as Australia and Germany now make this an annual event in their rowing calendar.
To ensure a hassle free transfer to or from the race book your taxi or luxury car to or from the river with REAL – just make you pack your picnic hamper!