Balloon Festival at Wisbourough Green, it is going to be a treat of colour and sound. As soon as I get through Billingshurst, I start seeing these wonderful contraptions floating in the distance and my foot pushes the pedal a little further down.
Coming round the corner into Wisborough Green, you are presented with the sight of about 10 hot air balloons, in various stages in inflation on the green, people are everywere, children and adults alike are staring up at these great multicoloured structures in awe.
The Festival is a charity event, where the balloonists give their time for free and even the gas is provided for free, rides are cheaper than normal but still 80 to 100 pounds, so they make a lot of money from the event for Chase a worthwhile Children's Hospice . They normally run flights on the Friday eveneing, Sataturday morning and evening and Sunday mornings, and with excess of twenty balloons taking to the air it is relativly easy to book a ride on one.
There is a downside, the weather, it has to be just right. I was told by an enthusiast this year, that they would probably not be doing any oother lauches this weekend as the weather is deteriorating, but looking out of the window this morning, it seems calm, so I hope they have managed another lauch.
This festival is well worth the visit, it is always run on the second weekend of September and is always worth a visit.