The popularity and reputation of Banbury Star CC’s weekly evening time trials continues to grow with another 33 rider entry, including this time a locally based pro-rider. George Pym is a member of top UK team Madison Genesis and will be riding in next month’s Tour of Britain race. For the first time the tour will include a time trial, so for a rider who does not normally time trial, this was a good training opportunity.
Yet again the club were forced to use the Tysoe 10 mile course, as temporary traffic lights are still in place on the normal 20km course. However, the warm and still conditions, together with quiet roads were again ideal for time trialling.
Keep an eye out for George on the Tour 2-9 Sept.
The 2016 record for the course stood at 21.57 and George Pym showed his class by beating this by 7 seconds, with a time of 21.50. However, he was pushed hard, with club member Tobias Wiesand an excellent second on 22.27, followed by Henry Sleight, just 27 seconds behind in third. Again 16 year old Harry Kirby put in an amazing ride, finishing fourth with the same time as seasoned competitor Simon Kisley. Lydia Watts was again the fastest women on 26.25
Results: 1. George Pym 21.50, 2. Tobias Wiesand 22.27, 3. Henry Sleight 22.54, 4. Harry Kirby and Simon Kisley 23.58, 6. Ben Heaney 24.05, 7. Stuart Quick 24.24, 8. Blaine Carpenter 24.19, 9. Lee Heron 24.43, 10. Andy Hall 24.54