straw_race-1Each July in Sunny Oxenhope the village goes a bit mad as it stages the (in)famous Straw Race. This involves teams or individuals, athletic or otherwise, carrying a bale of straw from one end of the village to the other. An added complication is that they are required to drink a pint of beer in each of the hostelries en route. This year's event was a cracker, enhanced by the beautiful weather. Speaking to the landlady of the pub at the finish, the Dog and Gun, she revealed that the winning time of around 16 minutes was the fastest she'd known.

These photos were taken around the pub which is closest to where ickledot lives, The Lamb.

You can see more images from the day here.