PUBGOERS put down their pints for an annual charity bike ride.

Regulars from Ye Olde Cherry Tree, in Little Oakley, pedalled 20 miles around the district, stopping at various pubs along the way, in the annual Tour de Taverns cycle ride on Sunday.

The riders, braving the blustery winds and showers, started and finished in the village to raise funds for the Essex Air Ambulance.

Richard Griggs, one of the organisers, said: “It is hoped the total amount raised for the air ambulance will be in excess of £1,000.”