2017 time trial #20 K4/20

On form Billy Leason wins again Another overcast, blustery, but at least dry evening greeted the 31 rider field on their return to the regular Banbury Star 20km TT course on the outskirts of the town. With the return of an on-form Billy Leason the result was probably never in doubt as he flew around[…]

2017 time trial #19 K4/10C1

Alexander breezes to dominant win Darren Alexander from Team Cherwell, one of the most regular competitors at the Banbury Star Wednesday night time trials, clearly likes wet and windy events. Back in May he won the 20km TT in awful conditions and he’s now followed this up with a dominant win on the popular 10[…]

My first year into cycling

Member Mike Gillett gives a fascinating account of his new found love of cycling My first year properly into cycling. I saw a post on the Village cyclist page inviting non-members to attend a 10 mile time trial starting at Greatworth. First of all I thought, what’s a time trial?  Secondly I thought, better dust[…]

2017 time trial #15 K4/25W

Simon Kisley wins the Russell Memorial Bowl          Another warm summer evening greeted the 23 riders who turned up to compete in one of Banbury Star’s longer and tougher time trials, the 25 mile Russell Memorial Bowl event. Visiting rider Stephan Van Brummelen, competing in his first Star TT, set the fastest time of 58m.24s. However,[…]

The Cycling Widow’s Revenge

An anonymous female member gives her account of The Cycling Widow’s Revenge I wonder what it is that drives otherwise bright, intelligent and reasonable men-of-a-certain-age to develop an obsession with dressing in what can only be described as obscene lycra garments and travelling around the countryside with groups of like-minded ‘sheep-scarers’? Yes, you can probably[…]