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31-07-2012 : RIVER AVON BATHTUB ROWERS RAISE THOUSANDS

Two men who paddled down the River Avon from Bath to Bristol in bathtubs have raised thousands of pounds for the Alzheimers Society and the Portishead Lifeboat Trust.

Rob Knott, 40, from Portishead, and Ric Canham, 56, from Axbridge raised thousands and hope their unusual challenge has also set a new world record.

The pair said they would be writing to the Guinness World Records to see if their achievement could be officially recognised.

If you book a Canal Boat Holiday from Hilperton you can cruise to Bath and Bristol at a far more leisurely pace and explore the beautiful Kennet And Avon Canal.

On route moor your Canal Boat and visit the medieval town of Bradford on Avon.

Cross over the Dundas and Avoncliff Aqueducts both of which take the canal over the River Avon.

Visit Claverton pumping station and The American Museum which are both on route to Bristol and Bath.

As you cruise into Bath it is like gliding into Regency Britain with its wealth of fine architecture.

In the Royal Crescent is the Jane Austen centre a tribute to Baths famous resident.

In Bristol bring science to life At Bristol visit a live show in the Planetarium or create your own TV show, cover yourself from heat to foot in a giant bubble or step into a tornado.

Visit the Floating Harbour docklands area which has recently been developed into one of the UKs most exciting leisure and entertainment centres.

The Cabot Circus is Bristols newest shopping experience and features over 120 shops and 25 cafes and restaurants.

In the Old City you will discover the wonderful St Nicholas Market which leads to the Christ.

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