Will Fox smashes hill climb record and Chris Bull wins the Durran Cup
Twenty seven riders contested the annual Banbury Star hill climb, up a relatively short, but steep 700 metre section of Burton Dassett. This event is always closely fought with reputations and perhaps a few egos at stake. Local pro cyclist Will Fox had his 2009 record beaten last year by club member and training partner Peter Dumbreck with a time of 1m.04s. However, with Peter away on holiday, Fox struck back and reclaimed the record with an amazing 59 second climb. His fellow pro George Pym, who finished second, initially broke the record with 1.03 was followed by Luke Sherlock on 1.07. The Durran Cup, awarded to the first Star member, went to fifth placed Chris Bull, with a time of 1.12.
1.Will Fox 0.59, 2.George Pym 1.03, 3.Luke Sherlock 1.07, 4.Graham Martin 1.10, 5.Chris Bull 1.12, 6.Dave McCann 1.13, 6. Harry Kirby 1.13, 8.Jack Smith 1.17, 9. Blaine Carpenter 1.18, 10.Lee Heron 1.20