Sep 2nd TT: K4/5 preview and registration

This is the final Wednesday evening TT of the 2020 season and one we usually open and close with: the five mile “come and try it” event out at Gaydon on the K4/5 course. There is the hill climb TT to come but that’s another story…..

He came, he tried it, we laughed…..


Race Registration

Only riders who have registered will be able to race, for this season we cannot accept on-the-evening entries. The link to register is at the bottom of this page. Registration closes at 5pm on the Tuesday and we will be sending out an email later that evening to let entrants know if they have been successful (in case of over subscription) and also their start number. This is a popular course and we are likely to fill all 60 starting places very quickly so early registration is strongly recommended.


Race HQ

Race number collection starts from 4.30pm in the layby on the B4100 just before Gaydon and closes at 5.40pm with the first rider off at 6.01pm. Please note there are no toilets available here. It is mandatory for all riders and officials to maintain a 2m social distancing gap from everyone else at all times. Please remember that whilst you can park here we cannot gather in groups.

Don’t forget that for 2020 a working rear light is mandatory, no light = no start and this rule will be strictly enforced. We also strongly recommend a front light is used by all riders as some of the course is covered with trees and we are losing evening light.

Additional Parking

If you park in Gaydon village please do so responsibly and with respect for the residents.


Race Officials

Timekeepers: Oli Wright
Pusher: n/a
Marshals: TBD, Team Cherwell


Race Route

After a standing start (which is relatively flat so clipping in shouldn’t pose a problem), the course takes riders up a small ramp to the first roundabout where a left turn is made heading for Kineton. The road is now predominantly flat but the gentle bends make it difficult to spot your minuteman. On arriving at Kineton, a u-turn is made at the first roundabout and it’s mad dash back to Gaydon with the finish line located just at the top of a small, lung-busting, leg-burning rise.

Course records

DateNameTime CLUB
07 Sep 2022Josh Newbould00:10:09BSCC MBSCC
4 Sep 2019Charlie Quarterman0:09:45Non-BSCC MNon-BSCC (Zappi Holdsworth)
8 Sep 2021Naomi de Pennington00:11:56BSCC FBSCC
29 Mar 2023Sian Marsh00:11:23Non-BSCC FNon-BSCC (Team Boompods)
31 Mar 2021Louis Bushby00:11:29M U18BSCC
7 Sep 2022Peggy Simpkins
7 Sep 2022Sam Martin00:12:15M U16BSCC
31 Mar 2021
8 Sep 2021
Peggy Simpkins
Poppy Kisley

For this season we will have a new road bike category for competition, any road bike can be used but to qualify neither it, nor the rider can have aero aids such as tri-bars, disc wheels, pointy helmet or a helmet with a visor etc.


Entry fees

For 2020 all riders who have to pay will do so by contactless means at the race HQ before collecting their number (debit card, credit card, Apply Pay, Google Pay, Android Pay), no cash or IOUs accepted!

Banbury Star first and second claim members: £3
Team Cherwell members: paid by club
Other guests: £5



To manage the demand for our events and provide a smoother, faster sign-on process all competitors must now pre-register to take part

By completing this form you must read and then carry out what you are signing up to. We expect the highest standards of rider behaviour throughout the event to ensure that not only do you not compromise the image of Banbury Star CC and our sport but in addition you remain compliant to the rules/regulations and Covid Risk Assessment issued by CTT and also the Coronavirus legislation regarding gatherings.

When you register using the form at this link you will receive an auto reply emailed to you using the address you enter to acknowledge your registration. If you don’t see the email then a) look in your Junk/Spam folder, then b) register again and then c) contact the club

Registration form link