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Can you see yourself in our gallery from the Sudbury to the Sea event?

PUBLISHED: 16:36 09 September 2017 | UPDATED: 16:36 09 September 2017

Katherine-Rose Hardie and Matthew Ingram at the Sudbury to the Sea event. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Katherine-Rose Hardie and Matthew Ingram at the Sudbury to the Sea event. Picture: NIGE BROWN

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Hundreds of canoeists set off for the annual S2C event along the River Stour from Sudbury to the tidal barriers at Cattawade this morning.

Hundreds of canoeists took part. Picture: NIGE BROWNHundreds of canoeists took part. Picture: NIGE BROWN

The annual trip is nearly 25 miles long and takes the canoeists two days to complete – most spend the night at a campsite set up in Wissington on their way along the river.

This year about 260 canoeists have taken part in the trip, which has been organised by the River Stour Trust every year since 1970.

The S2C event. Picture: NIGE BROWNThe S2C event. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Organiser Jane Rogers said between 450 and 500 people were taking part either paddling the canoes or providing support to those on the water.

She said: “This is a fun event with people from a wide area taking part – we have some people from Warwickshire.”

One keen canoeist taking part in Sudbury to the Sea. Picture: NIGE BROWNOne keen canoeist taking part in Sudbury to the Sea. Picture: NIGE BROWN

The event gives canoeists the chance to see part of the countryside that is normally inaccessible – but there are points on the course that they have to get out carry their boats around obstacles.

The S2C event runs along the River Stour from Sudbury to Cattawade. Picture: NIGE BROWNThe S2C event runs along the River Stour from Sudbury to Cattawade. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Mike Webb with his grandson, Josh Macaulay. Picture: NIGE BROWNMike Webb with his grandson, Josh Macaulay. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Lisa and Paul West enjoy the event. Picture: NIGE BROWNLisa and Paul West enjoy the event. Picture: NIGE BROWN

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Tom Cobden prepares for the 25-mile feat. Picture: NIGE BROWNTom Cobden prepares for the 25-mile feat. Picture: NIGE BROWN

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Happy canoeists take part in Sudbury to the Sea. Picture: NIGE BROWNHappy canoeists take part in Sudbury to the Sea. Picture: NIGE BROWN

The annual S2C event on the River Stour. Picture: NIGE BROWNThe annual S2C event on the River Stour. Picture: NIGE BROWN

The event attracts canoeists of all ages. Picture: NIGE BROWNThe event attracts canoeists of all ages. Picture: NIGE BROWN

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The feat takes participants two days to complete. Picture: NIGE BROWNThe feat takes participants two days to complete. Picture: NIGE BROWN

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Around 260 canoes set off in the River Stour for the Sudbury to the Sea event. Picture: NIGE BROWNAround 260 canoes set off in the River Stour for the Sudbury to the Sea event. Picture: NIGE BROWN

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