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Adventurer's gas balloon race bid

29 Nov 2009 16:02:54

Adventurer's gas balloon race bid

Wiltshire adventurer David Hempleman-Adams is campaigning to bring a unique balloon race to Bath next September.The Gordon Bennett Cup is an endurance and distance race won by the pilot who can travel the furthest in a hydrogen gas balloon. Bath is one of three cities vying to be the launch site, competing with York and Greenwich in London. Mr Hempleman-Adams, from Box, is the only British man to win the competition in its 103-year, 51-race history. He told BBC news: "There's huge competiti.... read more


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