Jul 21: K4/15 Hilly Time Trial preview and registration

This will be our first time trial since 2020 when we’ve been able to lift limitations on group gatherings after some of the Covid restrictions have been lifted on July 19th. Since the resumption of racing last year, we’ve run 27 Covid-compliant events with over 1,250 riders and not had any reports of infections so well done everyone, let’s keep a clean sheet!

Yes, it’s a hilly TT again so this will undoubtedly attract the mountain goat fraternity plus those who fancy a bit of Wednesday pain and this is the last chance to revel in lung and leg busting efforts before we have an extended period of races on the pan-flat K4/20 (well, it’s flat if you squint a bit).

As always there are just 60 starting places up for grabs and 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.

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 from 6pm in the carpark outside the National Herb Centre on the B4100. Please 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.


As well as the layby on the B4100, you will also be able to leave your car on the lane going to FN Pile and Sons, please park responsibly.

Race Officials

Timekeepers: Oli Wright, Roger Gollicker, Rhys Martin
Pusher: n/a
Marshals: TBD, Team Cherwell


Race Route

After a standing start, at the end of Camp Lane, the speed immediately increases as riders descend Warmington Hill, 50mph is easy to achieve if you’re brave enough to go into a tuck and stay on the aero bars, you’ll want to keep this speed for as long as possible to continue along the next part of the B4100 where the 10% hill is then encountered. After a sharp left turn at the bottom of the hill you enjoy the smooth tarmac of the army barrack’s perimeter road and can ready yourself for the first ascent of Edge Hill where you will demonstrate your inner mountain goat to the massed hordes of cow bell-ringing spectators. On cresting the hill, it’s a left turn onto Camp Lane and before you know it you’ve completed the first lap – and then you get to do it all over again!

Course records

DateNameTime Club
28 Jun 2023Ed Anderson00:37:50MBSCC
26 Jun 2019Will Davey00:36:19MNon-BSCC
21 Jul 2021Naomi de Pennington00:41:34FBSCC
28 Jun 2023Naomi de Pennington00:40:46FNon-BSCC
20 Jul 2022Sam Martin00:43:42M U18BSCC
29 Jun 2022Peggy Simpkins00:45:24F U18BSCC
20 Jul 2022Sam Martin00:43:42M U16BSCC
29 Jun 2022Isabella Boyles00:49:24F U16BSCC

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: it’s a freebie



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 relevant Coronavirus legislation.

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