Weekend rides 9/10 September

It’s a special weekend in the history of Banbury Star as we are holding our first retro ride in conjunction with Golden Age Cycles with the emphasis on bikes/fashion from the 90s and earlier. Garmin have screwed-up the embedded maps, you can still click on the link to see the map full screen. Saturday 9am:[…]

The last 2017 club time trial

It only seems like yesterday that we were making the long trek out to Gaydon for the first of the season’s 5 mile time trials, the “Come and Try It” event. Blink and you’ve missed the other 24 time trials we’ve run since that overcast evening which leaves one more and it repeats the very[…]

Weekend rides 2/3 September

August departs and September arrives which often means fine, warm autumnal cycling. Or torrential rain drive on by hurricane force winds. Fingers crossed that this weekend’s club rides sees weather of the former type. All rides depart from Broadribb Cycles on George Street, please be there 15 minutes before the start time to allow for[…]

2017 time trial #23 K4/20

Leason finishes the season clearly on top A regular competitor at Banbury Star’s 20km time trials, Billy Leason again won, what was the last TT of the season on this popular, but demanding course, which attracted an excellent 35 rider entry. He won the first event at the beginning of April in a time of[…]

Leyden Plaque competition results

Fourteen members from Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club took part in an inter-club time trial event on Bank Holiday Monday, competing with teams from Bicester, Didcot, Oxonian and Cowley for the Leyden Plaque, a trophy raced for each year since 1951 by some of Oxfordshire’s cycling clubs. The perfect weather conditions proved beneficial as many riders[…]

Weekend rides 26/27/28 August

Summmer (pah!) may be drawing to a close but what better time to come on a club ride this weekend. Here’s a summary of what’s on offer: Saturday 10am: The Bank Holiday weekend kicks off with a gentle cafe ride out to the Chandlers Arms at Epwell, a favourite coffee and cake stop. Andy and[…]

Wednesday’s time trial preview

This week’s time trial may well be the shortest we do each seasib, but don’t let that fool you as it’s up there with the most brutal. Yes, it’s the return to everyone’s most favourite hill at Burton Dassett to compete for the Durran Cup in the hill climb where riders dodge cattle grids, sheep,[…]