The North South Cup, 6-9 May 2013 will go down in history as the biggest weekend in British paragliding history. It saw the British Declared Record broken by 13 pilots, with numerous other 100+ km flights from the Milk Hill area of Wiltshire, UK. Here’s a round-up and photo gallery…
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Hugh Miller grabs the best-looking day of the month and goes on a mission through the English flatlands
Sometimes, the UK delivers exactly what you need. Hugh Miller (words) and Jérôme Maupoint (pictures) head north
The Kendal Mountain Festival in the Lake District, UK, starts on Thursday 15 November and kicks off with the now legendary Free Flight Night.
Husband and wife couple Steve Senior and Emma Casanova were crowned the new British Paragliding Champions at the weekend after a week-long competition in Pedro Bernardo, Spain
Judith Mole has released a new podcast. ‘The Big One’ is an interview with Kirsty Cameron who on 13 May 2012 flew a massive straight line flight of 233km to break the UK women’s paragliding record
The second leg of the British Paragliding Championships starts on 1 July in Pedro Bernardo, Spain
The British Competition Panel has decided to stick with the current system for choosing its team, according to a newly released statement
Britain’s Emile Van Wyk won the first of the two rounds that make up the British Paragliding Championships 2012, on an Ozone EnZo.
Carl Wallbank broke the British flexwing open distance record on Sunday 15 April 2012
A new parachute dropzone could affect free flying activity in the south of England. Concerns need to be raised by 27 April 2012
The British Hang Gliding and Paraglding Association can now offer insurance cover to UK expats living in Europe
Classic Routes is the beautiful new paragliding and hang gliding book from the makers of Cross Country magazine
John Clarke on learning to hang glide in the 1970s, with a one-legged mate called Norman…
The Lakes Charity Classic celebrated its 21st anniversary over the first weekend of June this year.
Mark Hayman reflects on his experiences at the 2011 British Championships in Slovenia
The British Paragliding open in Slovenia is over, with Mark Watts winning on an Ozone Mantra R11.
Bad weather is forecast till the end of the competition so Mark flies home. An event on the plane leaves him astounded as to one individual’s perception of risk and priorities in a crisis.
The fourth task was cancelled before it even began, due to threatening conditions and a bad forecast. The weather then improved as soon as everyone stood down. Safety committee member Mark explains how these difficult decisions are made.
Craig lead the pack from the start, but raced himself to the ground halfway round. Mark Watts won the day.