A tale of summer obsession

Member Mike Kirby gives an amusing account of his obsession with time trialling It generally starts about 5 days before. Flick open the lap top. Click on BBC weather. Ok, so, next Wednesday: Wind speed, direction, temperature. Great, wind from the South West, which should blow hard at my back all the way up to[…]

Big Mac retains downhill crown

Banbury Star CC club secretary Ian Maconnachie again showed off his downhill speed by winning the club’s annual downhill freewheel race on Saturday for a second time. Held at Hempton Hill, just off the B4031 near Deddington, with pedalling banned, the course has a mid-section rise and the trick is to get over this to[…]

Youth shine at Tysoe 10 mile TT

Banbury Star CC returned to their 10 mile Tysoe course for the last time this year on a warm still evening, ideal for time trialling. The fast and relatively flat circular course, always attracts a good entry and whilst holidays meant some of the regulars were missing, 32 riders still turned out to compete. With[…]

A thoroughly modern puncture

Member Kevin Zwolinski tells an amusing story about punctures, tubeless tyres and getting covered in goo. Landed into Heathrow from a long haul flight earlier than scheduled on a recent Saturday; straight through passport control (the electronic checkers were all working!); bags nearly the first through; on M25 almost an hour earlier than expected.  Hang[…]