Comp reports

Dales Round May 2024

BPCup 2024, Dales Round 9th to 12th May - Report by John Murphy

The UK round of the 2024 BPCup was based at the Dalesbridge Centre near Settle in the Yorkshire Dales. It is a good base, nice flat pitches for campers, electric hook ups for the posh people with fridges for their beer (and milk), a good sized function room and a bar on site.

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

Pennine Round 2022

2022 was the first year back for the BPCup following a two year break due to the Covid 19 pandemic which put paid to many sporting activities.

Fortunately, although only having one round, our pilots were able to enter their flights in the UK XC League and thus earn points towards their overall scores in the competition.(see Rule 16 under Rules for details of the handicap system). 

Parlick - August 2022 - Report by Mark Simpson

Macedonia Round 2018

2018 is shaping up to be a top season for the BP Cup.

Following on from the Pennine round in June (with 4 valid tasks) the BP Cup tried something different and put on a foreign  round in Macedonia.

The thought behind this was to hopefully guarantee some better weather and to introduce a new group of pilots to a foreign comp setting, with the different terrain, conditions and task setting that allows.

Pennine Round 2018

HQ and camping courtesy of the Bowland Forest Gliding Club at the foot of Parlick.

Well what can you say, a long weekend ahead and a forecast of South to South West wind and thermals for 4 days. Be serious, it is North of the Watford gap and we are only allowed sunshine for 1 day at a time.

 

Friday the 4th Task 1

Peaks Round 2017

British Paragliding Cup 2017 (Peaks Round) 5th - 12th August August is the new October. It may be a bit warmer, the days a little longer, but the depressions rattle in from the Atlantic with all the energy of Autumn storms. It’s never a good month to hold a paragliding competition - but still we persevere.

Reports from 2015 - Round one  -  Pennine (1  -  4th May)

After two years of enjoying the coastal delights of the Isle of Wight, the British Paragliding Cup (BPC) moved the first round back to the mainland and headed  north; well north  ….. to a small, quaint village nestling near the foot of mighty Parlick- spiritual home of the ‘Pennini’ and some of the best xc pilots in the land.  Depending on where you come from Parlick is either a site to drool over, “God! It’s big – wish we had sites like this” or a foothill at the southern extremity of the Bowland Fells.