Open 10 mile time trial preview

When we resumed club time trials back in July we had little idea of just how popular our events would become over the following weeks. Since resuming, each race has surpassed all of our expectations with many more entrants than in previous years. This interest in our races has extended to this weekend’s final event[…]

Leiden Plaque 2020 preview

After the end of World War II, many towns and cities across Europe formed alliances between each other as part of a twinning operation that had the noble goal of creating friendship, co-operation and mutual awareness between the people and the sharing of cultural and sporting opportunities. Oxford was part of this scheme, partnering with[…]

Aug 19th TT preview and registration

This is the last 6.30pm starting time TT of 2020 and once again it’s on our ever-popular 20km course just outside Banbury. Due to the demand to ride, early registration is vital to avoid disappointment of not making the start list. Fingers crossed it’s a bit drier!   Race Registration Only riders who have pre-registered[…]

Special membership offer

The huge increase in cycling during the Covid-19 pandemic has attracted many new members to the the club and we have decided to make membership of Banbury Star even more attractive by giving an extra month’s membership to new joiners. If you join the club now there’s nothing more to pay until the 2022 membership[…]

Aug 12th TT preview: The Solo Two-up

This would usually be our second two-up time trial of the racing season but Covid restrictions have sadly put paid to riding in close proximity with a partner for 2020 which means it’s solo efforts by everyone on a lap of our 20km course just outside Banbury. We had almost a full field last week[…]

Watts and Simpkins win the Tysoe Ten

The challenge of the “Tysoe Ten” 10m time trial, held on a technical looping course at the foot of Sunrising Hill, attracted a large field of over fifty riders representing some thirteen local clubs on Wednesday evening. Dry roads, overcast skies and and a reducing westerly breeze helped this record field around the route with[…]