Mark Boyles and Simon Kisley win the 2 Up TT in wet conditions

The weather was unfortunately again unkind for the second of Banbury Star CC’s Wednesday evening time trials, with the popular annual 2 Up TT receiving an entry of just 8 teams. The format is simple, in that you ride together as a pair, taking it in turns to ride at the front, which then allows the rider at the rear to take a short “rest”. Ridden well, this would normally mean a rider reducing their solo time over the 20km course by just over a minute.

Experienced Star riders Mark Boyles and Simon Kisley dodged the puddles and standing water to top the leader board with a time of 30.18, 44 seconds ahead of young duo Lydia Watts and Cameron Foster, with Reuben Trotter and Gregor Kelling 3rd. Special mention should go to the only all female team of mother and daughter Kim Shaw and Heidi Yates from Team Cherwell who finished 6th.


                        Mark Boyles and Simon Kisley 2Up winners and Jonathan Ward solo winner at speed in their new club skin suits

Whilst this was a team event, 10 riders elected to ride solo, with Jonathan Ward not only setting the only sub 30 minute time of 29.52, but also beating the best 2 Up times.

Team Results;  1. Mark Boyles/Simon Kisley 30.18, 2. Lydia Watts/Cameron Foster 31.02, 3. Reuben Trotter/Gregor Kelling 31.44, 4. Lee Heron/Mike Wisowski 31.50,  5. Liam Fishwick/Mike Gillett 34.32, 6. Kim Shaw/Heidi Yates 35.39,  7. Ila Pearson/Steven van Niekerk 40.14, 8. Chris Bagnell/Mary Woolke 46.37

Solo Results 1. Jonathan Ward 29.52, 2. Darren Alexander 30.01, 3. Luke Sherlock 30.07

The full results for all competitors are now up on the website.

Thank you to Rob Christopher for the photos