Clive Bailey & Paul Spellward have set off for France after spending the last few weeks sorting out their equipment and planning for their Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race. The aim of the race is to see which balloon can fly the furthest from the launch site which this year is in Nancy.
Clive & Paul are one of two teams representing Team GB with a total of 20 teams from 10 countries competing to win this coveted award.
Clive & Paul yesterday afternoon packed up their small basket with all of the equipment they needed for a flight that may last up to four days.
You can watch the race live on this website here, from when they launch late on Saturday evening. But please note this can be addictive!
You can watch Paul and Clive on BBC Points West tonight and over the week-end.
Also see a Bristol Post Article below
or online http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/search/search.html?searchPhrase=clive+bailey&where=