We are a friendly cycling club based in Banbury, North Oxfordshire that organises events for road cyclists of all abilities and disciplines. Five club rides are held each weekend, ranging from 25-55 miles in length. Our evening summer timetrials are for anyone to come and try and for the more daring, our early season open timetrial in the name of the Hardriders, descends and then climbs the infamous Sunrising Hill. In the height of the summer we also organise an open road race consisting of a men's and women's race. During the lighter evenings we also run chaingang sessions and short rides. We have a scheme called Rising Stars that encourages children to take to their bikes with our British Cycling qualified coaches.
What we do
We run three club rides every week, catering for cyclists of all abilities, enjoying the beautiful Cotswold scenery and some challenging climbs for good measure! Coffee and cake stops feature prominently too.
Time Trial Races
Banbury Star organises a series of time trials from April until September over a range of routes and distances, from a 700 meter hill climb through to a 30 mile lung-buster.
We hold an annual road race for both men and women on our Edge Hill circuit and have a race team who regularly compete and are keen to help others who aspire to this discipline.