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The Queen's Cup Balloon race is an action-packed competition in which 13 balloonist competed to see who could travel the furthest in 2 days. It k… Read More
The Queen's Cup Balloon race is an action-packed competition in which 13 balloonist competed to see who could travel the furthest in 2 days. It kicked off in Bristol and made it all the way to the Norfolk coast. I had no idea ballooning could be so exciting! Read Less
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Preparing for launch at the start of race, Saturday morning in Bristol's Queen's Square.
Taking off from Bristol's Queen's Square.
Leaving Bristol.
Dave Bareford in the air above Bristol.
Thirteen balloons set out at dawn on Saturday from Bristol, heading West.
Bristol from the air.
Andrew Holly, south of Reading on Saturday afternoon.
Andrew Holly firing up for a launch at dawn on Sunday.
Andrew Holly's team righting the balloon basket for a dawn launch.
Final preparations for take off
Up, up..........
And away.
Richard Parry's crew struggling to control his balloon during a refueling stop in Norfolk, Sunday afternoon.
Richard Parry on the guns.
Richard swaying in the breeze after a tricky take off.
Dominic Bareford coming into land on the Norfolk coast, yards from the sea and 319Km from the start in Bristol....