Banbury Star CC successfully defended the Leiden Plaque trophy with the 2016 event on the 25 mile H25/17 course near Cumnor. The 54 riders who started the event faced a challenging introduction on joining the A420 due to the 15 knot on-the-nose headwind which lasted for the entire outbound leg not exactly conducive to achieving PBs.
The return leg saw an increase in speeds and eventually some respectable times being set.
The scratch race winners were:
1) Malcolm Rose (Oxonion CC) 0:54:56
2) Robert Gildea (Didcot Phoenix CC) 0:55:57
3) Jered Allcock (Banbury Star CC) 0:56:16
After application of adjusted times, the handicap race winners were:
1) Phil O’Connor (Banbury Star CC) 0:45:21
2) Ed Bowes (Banbury Star CC) 0:47:14
3) Chris Virgo (Didcot Phoenix CC) 0:49:58
Based on the times of the four fastest riders from each team, Banbury Star CC were declared the winners of the Leiden Plaque
The detailed times can be found by selecting the tab “4 Sep” on the 2016 TT results spreadsheet —-> here