Well, following the successful appearance of the Tour de France in Sunny Oxenhope just seven days before, this weekend it was time for the big one: the 2014 version of the annual Oxenhope Straw Race. Once again the weather did not disappoint and the event was enjoyed hugely by all. For those not in the know, teams of two to many are required to carry a bale of straw from one end of the village to the other, calling for a drink at each pub along the way. Over the years the number of hostelries has diminished somewhat, so a couple of temporary bars were set up along the way to keep the inflow of alcohol constant for participants and others.
This year ickledot not only captured many of the fancy dressers at the half way point; he was also there at the finish to snap photograph some of the winners. This year's crop of photos can be seen here.