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[…]

Weekend rides 4/5 August

A big weekend coming up with the greatly-anticipated downhill freewheel competition taking place on Saturday at midday. Anyone can enter the event which traditionally uses the hill at the top of Hempton as it has a long run-out to easily record who can coast the furthest and it has one simple rule: no pedaling! Aside[…]

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[…]

TT#18 K4/10C1 time trial

Like buses, time trials on the K4/10C1 Tysoe course come along as soon as one has just passed and we return once more to Warwickshire but without the AMG Formula One speed merchants for company. Sign-on takes place at the start line in Lower Tysoe (please park in the village itself) from 1800 and closes[…]

Weekend rides 28/29 July

This weekend’s club rides: Saturday 10am Gentle Cafe Ride: The 12-14mph average speed Gentle Cafe ride heads out on an anti-clockwise loop, never straying that for from Banbury for coffee and cake half time refreshments in Hanwell as part of a 26 mile ride. Saturday 10am Intermediate Ride: The same coffee and cake stop in[…]