Cambs Police capture an extraordinary moment as hot air ballons make their way over part of Cambridgeshire

PUBLISHED: 10:22 30 August 2016 | UPDATED: 10:22 30 August 2016

Police posted this atmospheric photo of a Cambs police car with a back drop of balloons taking part in an international competition at Pidley

Police posted this atmospheric photo of a Cambs police car with a back drop of balloons taking part in an international competition at Pidley

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Hundreds of followers of Cambs Police on Twitter and Facebook have voted this one of the top photos of the year.

It has been retweeted and shared on Facebook after police parked their vehicle in front of hot air balloons filling the skies over the Lakeside Lodge venue in Pidley as the annual UK championships began.

Competitors from around the UK arrived at the launch site to begin a week of competition that will see them take to the skies in pursuit of the UK National Championships crown.

Flying continued all week with the competition organised by the BBAC Competitions Club.

In competitive balloon flights, the aim of the competition is to fly as close as possible to one or more points, known as targets.

Once a pilot has directed the balloon as close as possible to a target, a weighted marker with an identifying number written on it is dropped. The distance between a pilot’s marker and that target determines his or her score.


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