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Rossendale's Pennine Soaring Club named best in country
4:14pm Thursday 24th November 2011 in Rossendale
AN East Lancashire club is flying high after being named the best in the country.
Despite being one of the smallest clubs of its kind the Pennine Soaring Club, based in Rossendale, has received top praise.
The paragliding and hangliding club, with members from across East Lancashire, has won the National Club League.
Club treasurer Richard Chadwick said: “Paragliding only ever appears to be reported on following accidents, which often involve untrained and non-members. As a club, we would like to promote the sport in a more positive light.
“With just 154 members at the beginning of this year we are one of the country’s smallest but this year the PSC has become the top club in the UK.”
They won the national league due to the efforts of four pilots Barney Woodhead, from Brinscall, Phil Colbert, from Rawtenstall, Phil Wallbank, from Chorley and Mark Wilson, from Burnley.
Mr Chadwick said the club often completed flights from Pendle Hill or Edenfield to as far away as Scarborough on the east coast on the thermals.
He said: “We are all qualified pilots but just enthusiastic amateurs.
“It is fantastic to be named as the top club in the country and it is recognition of all of our good work.”
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