2021 – Day Tripper – One Day Race

Lewis John
Lewis John

I've been flyng for around 18 years and fly an orange Supair Savage wing with a Supair Strike harness

I've been flyng for around 18 years and fly an orange Supair Savage wing with a Supair Strike harness

Ed Cleasby
Ed Cleasby

Forty years man and boy .... and still pushing the boundaries.

Forty years man and boy .... and still pushing the boundaries.

Mike Williams
Mike Williams

Lucky enough to live in Keswick. Flying for 30 years now. This will be my first competition - looking forward to it!

Lucky enough to live in Keswick. Flying for 30 years now. This will be my first competition - looking forward to it!

Greg Bailey
Greg Bailey

Qualified club pilot recently aged 29 and keen to go as far as I can with paragliding. Always wanted to fly and having spent many Summers in Chamonix walking off rock/ mountaineering routes weary and tired looking up to the sky with massive envy it was always a no brainer to one day find myself dangling underneath one. Wish I’d started earlier is my only regret. Also have had other adventures including rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in 2018 and previously was a BASI ski instructor for two winters in Italy and New Zealand. Hope I survive this year’s one day X Lakes!?

Qualified club pilot recently aged 29 and keen to go as far as I can with paragliding. Always wanted to fly and having spent many Summers in Chamonix walking off rock/ mountaineering routes weary and tired looking up to the sky with massive envy it was always a no brainer to one day find myself dangling underneath one. Wish I’d started earlier is my only regret. Also have had other adventures including rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in 2018 and previously was a BASI ski instructor for two winters in Italy and New Zealand. Hope I survive this year’s one day X Lakes!?

Tim Rogers
Tim Rogers

Paragliding since 2014 and hiking since - well, a while before that. Now living near Kendal so no excuse not to try combining the two on a day trip in the Lake District. A little disconcerted to be appearing on a page entitled "Athletes" though.

Paragliding since 2014 and hiking since - well, a while before that. Now living near Kendal so no excuse not to try combining the two on a day trip in the Lake District. A little disconcerted to be appearing on a page entitled "Athletes" though.

Ray Waddell
Ray Waddell

Old bloke who’s been so far round the block that I’ve reached the beginning again and restarted flying after a 25 year break. I wasn’t into serious competition back then, but did get a third place in the LCC.

Old bloke who’s been so far round the block that I’ve reached the beginning again and restarted flying after a 25 year break. I wasn’t into serious competition back then, but did get a third place in the LCC.

Inga Markelyte
Inga Markelyte

I qualified as CP last Autumn. I am hoping to get some good flying hours in by June, else I may need to rely on my hiking skills rather than paragliding.

I qualified as CP last Autumn. I am hoping to get some good flying hours in by June, else I may need to rely on my hiking skills rather than paragliding.

James Haughs
James Haughs

There is nothing like a national lockdown coupled with boredom and red wine, to goad you into thinking running around the Lake District with full weight paragliding gear will be fun. My long suffering wife will testify that only the latter two are needed for me to do something silly. To date, these have mostly been iron distance triathlons with a mountainous flavour, (The Brutal, Triathlon X, etc). I have been flying paragliders for a couple of years and love being in the mountains. A day in June kicking around the lakes with paragliders and some friendly competition sounds ideal to me.

There is nothing like a national lockdown coupled with boredom and red wine, to goad you into thinking running around the Lake District with full weight paragliding gear will be fun. My long suffering wife will testify that only the latter two are needed for me to do something silly. To date, these have mostly been iron distance triathlons with a mountainous flavour, (The Brutal, Triathlon X, etc). I have been flying paragliders for a couple of years and love being in the mountains. A day in June kicking around the lakes with paragliders and some friendly competition sounds ideal to me.

Daniel Murphy
Daniel Murphy

I love flying and climbing, especially in the mountains. Learnt to fly in NZ about 8 years ago. Originally from Ireland and now living in the Kendal area. Not done much comp flying and this will be my first hike and fly race. Looking forward to the event!

I love flying and climbing, especially in the mountains. Learnt to fly in NZ about 8 years ago. Originally from Ireland and now living in the Kendal area. Not done much comp flying and this will be my first hike and fly race. Looking forward to the event!

Agnieszka Zaborowska
Agnieszka Zaborowska

I am Agi, a member of Malvern Club. Flying for 2 years.

I am Agi, a member of Malvern Club. Flying for 2 years.

Pete Breckon
Pete Breckon

Keen to avoid the shackles of overwork and ageing, Pete intends to drag himself around a Lakeland paradise... reliant upon a few years of flying experience and a bit of fell running too many years ago for comfort. This seemed like a top plan...

Keen to avoid the shackles of overwork and ageing, Pete intends to drag himself around a Lakeland paradise... reliant upon a few years of flying experience and a bit of fell running too many years ago for comfort. This seemed like a top plan...

Chris de Pinna
Chris de Pinna

Paragliding/ Paramotor pilot new to the Hike and Fly racing

Paragliding/ Paramotor pilot new to the Hike and Fly racing

Ralf Klinnert
Ralf Klinnert

Brian Waller
Brian Waller

Alan Dunn
Alan Dunn

Flying for 4 years...

Flying for 4 years...

Jamie Moffat
Jamie Moffat

Flying for 2 years. This is my first competition.

Flying for 2 years. This is my first competition.

Chris Jones
Chris Jones

A flatland pilot from the south of England - I visit the mountains occasionally to climb or fly but this is my first hike

A flatland pilot from the south of England - I visit the mountains occasionally to climb or fly but this is my first hike

Kieran Myles
Kieran Myles

Sam Grosvenor
Sam Grosvenor

Alex Buck
Alex Buck

Looking forward to an adventure in the lake district!

Looking forward to an adventure in the lake district!

Mark Leavesley
Mark Leavesley

Tommy Moore
Tommy Moore