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News Update - a few places left in the Drama round in Greece in September 

There will be two rounds in 2024

  • UK Round – Yorkshire Dales – Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th May 2024, registration on Wednesday 8th May, 4 tasking days
  • BPCup XCLeague – from the end of the first round to the start of the second round, restricted to pilots entered in either round of the 2024 BPCup
  • European Round –  Drama, Greece – Saturday 14th – Thursday 19th September, registration on the evening of Friday 13th September, 6 tasking days. We are also planning to run a guiding week for a limited number of pilots from 7th to 13th September.

If a round is full and you wish to be placed on the waiting list please contact admin@bpcup.co.uk

The UK based paragliding competition for pilots in the non-skygod category. Our aims are – flying, fun and learning – in that order! 

Why enter the BPCup?

It is a friendly competition which gives you an opportunity to hone the skills needed to fly XC successfully. You will be assisted to program your instruments and fly competition tasks, learning in the process that flying with other pilots and having a goal makes XC flying so much more enjoyable. If you struggle with the technicalities of instruments, don’t worry, there will be offers of help. In a competition you will discover that the Meet Director takes care of all the onerous weather forecast interpretation, site choice and task setting, leaving you to just take off and fly the task – simple! Time permitting there will be a daily task debrief, led by either the Meet Director or a senior experienced competition pilot. You will have a great time, meeting a lot of fellow pilots while learning an incredible amount of new skills to help make your flying better and safer. If you are tempted but still not sure then take a look at some of our previous years reports, we had such fun.

(Flying in the Dales - photo Ed Cleasby)

For a full account of the fun and frolics at this year's event please see our competition report page

Entry restricted to BHPA members rated Pilot and above flying EN A, B and C gliders only, Tandems are allowed but the same pilot must fly

both rounds.

 (Drama, Greece - photo Owen Thompson)

 

 

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Dales 2024

£95.00

Dales round, to be held at The Dalesbridge centre near Austwick from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th May with registration on Wednesday 8th May – 4 tasking days. Cost £95

The Yorkshire Dales, a paragliding Mecca if it doesn’t rain! - by Ed Cleasby

Price: £95.00

Greece 2024

£280.00

Drama is situated in North Eastern mainland Greece, in the Macedonia region, close to the border of Bulgaria and approximately 115km NE of Thessaloniki. The town has a population of around 40,000 and has all the local amenities you might need - shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars etc. The terrain provides a nice mix of flatland flying with some sizable hills, and Mount Falakro providing a back-drop to the area at 2,232 metres.

Price: £280.00

Sopot Round 2023

Sadly, we once again lost a UK round due to the weather and had to cancel our planned April round in the Yorkshire Dales. However, our bookings at The Dalesbridge have been held over and we will be back there again in May 2024 with fingers firmly crossed for some good flyable conditions.

Sopot, September 2023 - Report by Fred Winstanley

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