We were about 15 miles into the ride when we reached Cheddar Gorge so stopped at this cafe at the point where the climb starts to look a bit serious. Cups of tea all round and four out the fifteen Old Gits decided to continue up the Gorge and take a more circular route to Caffells Garden Centre and the next tea stop. It is a fair climb, about 4/500 feet, a bit steep in places and the majority of us left the mountaineers to it. Perhaps next time. Apologies for the dark picture, clearly the iPhone could not cope with the high contrast subject.
White coats waiting
Riding towards the second pit stop of the day, we backtracked along the Strawberry Line, (very busy today with walkers and cyclists) to Puxton Lane. People in white coats had gathered at the entrance to an orchard, not for us fortunately, but employees of the local Thatcher's Cider factory being given an induction course. Phew. Scary moment.
Good ride in lovely weather. Clocked up 33 plus miles today.