Large Star entry tackle Stratford CC’s Open 10 mile TT

Sixteen Banbury Star  members, including four women, took part in Stratford Cycling Club’s Open 10 mile Time Trial on Saturday. The club’s race squad initiative was set up to actively promote time trials for all club members, in particular the women’s group, to demonstrate the sport isn’t the preserve of the just the men and as a consequence had the largest contingent of the 112 entrants in both male and female categories.

The fast and undulating course situated to the south west of Stratford upon Avon, started near Dunnington on the B4088. Running down towards Norton, riders then turn north, joining the A46 before the final run to the finish on the outskirts of Alcester. Although the weather was dry and sunny, the cold and moderate easterly wind made for some challenging conditions. In spite of this, the winner David Kiernan (Team Race Rapid), managed to average almost 30mph with a time of 20.26.


Lee Heron and Katie Pamphlett

First Banbury Star rider home was Lee Heron in 22nd place on 22.44, averaging 26.4mph, whilst fellow member, 15 year old Katie Pamphlett, won the Junior category with a time of 30.14.

The remaining 14 club riders set the following times, with many setting personal bests.

  1. Simon Bull 23.04
  2. Stuart Quick 23.49
  3. Roger Foster 23.53
  4. Matt Sleath 24.04
  5. Mike Kirby 24.28
  6. Mark Boyles 25.14
  7. Michal Wisowski 25.24
  8. Oli Wright 25.28
  9. Ian Maconnichie 25.31
  10. Will Morgan 25.48
  11. Paul Dean 25.57
  12. Helen French 30.02
  13. Lisa Ansell 31.27
  14. Jane Holton 31.49