Jun 2: Chippy Ten Time Trial preview and registration

Flaming June. After some chilly race evenings of late, it may well be that flames are needed to keep the cold at bay when we return to the joys of the Chipping Norton ten mile time trial course on the A361.

As always there are just 60 starting places up for grabs and they will be filled quickly so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment.

This is the order of racing priority we will assign for all who register for our 2021 races:

1) Banbury Star CC members who’ve paid the TT supplement
2) Banbury Star CC members who’ve not paid the TT supplement
3) Team Cherwell members
4) Members of other clubs who have raced a TT with us last year
5) Everyone else

And within each of those categories, entry is determined based on the time you register to race so the earlier you do it the higher your chances of being able to take part.


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 opens at 6am on Thursday and closes at 5pm on the MONDAY (not Tuesday) and we will be sending out an email on Tuesday evening to let entrants know if they have been successful (in case of over subscription) and also their start number. We are likely to fill all 60 starting places very quickly so early registration is strongly recommended.

For 2021, our Wednesday evening time trials will be conducted under the umbrella of The League International rather than CTT. The biggest change introduced by this change is the need for all riders to hold TLI membership which must be taken out before registering to ride. No “on the line” membership can be taken out as you will have to enter your membership number into the registration form.

Join TLI here

Race HQ

Race number collection starts at 6pm at the car park by Heath Farm holiday cottages and closes at 6.40pm and the first rider will be off at 7.01pm. Note there are no toilets available here.

Please remember that a working rear light is mandatory, no light equals 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 you should take steps to make yourself more visible to other road users.


Parking is limited at the HQ location but the lovely people at The Boxing Hare just along the road going towards Chipping Norton have kindly allowed us to use their car park which is much bigger so if you arrive at Heath Farm and we’re full please just drive along the road for a minute where there are more than enough spaces.

Race Officials

Timekeepers: Oli Wright, Rhys Martin, Roger Gollicker
Pusher: n/a
Marshals: Albert Stepien, Sam Wootton, Team Cherwell

Race Route

Competitors start on the quiet B4031 at the top of Iron Down Hill and continue until they reach the junction with A361 after about 700m where a left turn is made. It’s a straight road on to Chipping Norton where a turn is made at the first roundabout to head back down the A361 with hopefully the benefit of a prevailing tailwind to help add to the speed which is already boosted due to the road’s negative gradient. The finish is on the main road, just before the turn back to the race HQ.

Course records

DateNameTime Club
2 Jun 2021Luke Norris0:20:49MBSCC
1 May 2019Charlie Quarterman0:19:34MHoldsworth Zappi
2 Jun 2021Naomi de Pennington00:24:06
2 Jun 2021Annie Heaney00:24:28FTeam Cherwell
2 Jun 2021Peggy Simpkins00:28:08
22 Jul 2020Skip Snelson00:25:34M U18BSCC

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 2021 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 members who’ve paid the TT supplement payers: no charge
Banbury Star members who’ve not paid the TT supplement: £1
Team Cherwell members: £2 which is paid by your club
Other guests: £2
Car park: £1 irrespective of club



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 if you’re still having trouble c) contact the club

Registration form link – click here to enter the time trial