Nick Thorne

The club has recently received the news regarding the death of ex-member Nick Thorne at the age of 68.

Nick served as Banbury Star’s Race Secretary in 1990 and 1991, organising events like the BCF Midlands Division Road Race Championship and the National 25 mile Junior TT as well as many other club events however he always considered his crowning achievement to be winning the freewheel trophy!

As recently as 2015 he rode the Broughton Castle sportive, was riding on an indoor trainer almost daily until earlier this year and was on the back of a tandem with son Colin in August for a trip out to Middleton Cheney.

A cyclist to the end, he’ll be wearing lycra for his final journey this week, the club’s condolences have been passed on to his family.

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