Just before we get to Puxton Lane, the Strawberry Line deviates slightly and by consent, goes through this orchard (owned by Thatchers) and this is some of the group heading their way through the apple trees. This place is a picture when the blossom is all out but unfortunately, missed it this year.
Bert the Pruner
Just before Hewish, there was a large bramble sticking out into the road. These can cause quite nasty injuries should they catch the face or hands. Bert carries some trusty pruners for such an occasion and they were put to good use so preventing any mishaps to walkers or cyclists.
The Hanging (and not so hanging) Baskets
The Old Gits' watering hole is Caffles, a gardening centre at Hewish near Puxton. After tea and cake, someone spotted these baskets in a nearby poly tunnel. A good opportunity for a group photo which caused much hilarity. Thanks to guest rider Lisa for taking the picture.
The normal 24 miles in almost perfect conditions.