This was the start of today's ride. Friday Street, what a lovely name for a road, most unusual. Wonder what the story is behind that? Lower Quinton is infamous for the pitchfork murder. In February 1945, Charles Walton, a 74 year old hedge layer, was working on the slopes of nearby Meon Hill but failed to turn home. His daughter raised the alarm and he was later found with his throat cut and he was pinned by the neck to the ground with a pitchfork. The case has never been solved despite assistance from Scotland Yard. Some theories suggest witchcraft may have been involved which is why I went there in the daylight!
Travelling back towards Stratford, means going past Long Marston Airfield. This dilapidated old plane stands at the entrance. I don't think it will ever fly again. Who is going to be the first to tell me what sort it is?
The Ferry Inn Alvecote.
Alvecote is a small village between Stratford and Wellesbourne. The Ferry Inn stands near the centre of the village. They do good food there, can recommend it.
That was a good spin out today, a fraction over 23 miles. Not too cold and not too hilly and with the wind from the SW, it made for an enjoyable ride.