06/04/22 – K4/20 Club 2up TT Preview and Registration

Second time out for 2022 and it’s time to pair up. First outing on the K4/20 course and its the clubs 2up TT. Time to find a partner and plan your race strategy (although you can still race solo)! As a precaution for this weeks TT there are roadworks near the new Sainsbury’s roundabout. Please allow more time to reach the start line.

The good news is that for 2022, all of the previous Covid restrictions have been dropped, the only thing we have decided to retain is registration but that becomes optional as a way of reserving a starting place. By doing this we have listened to your feedback and can go back to allowing on-the-evening entry, the first time since 2019 but if you chose this you do accept the risk of possibly not getting a starting place because we now have almost 80 club members paying the TT supplement and this race is restricted to only 40 due to early sunset times. After that we increase the field size to 60 but it’s still going to be a rush for places.

This is the order of racing priority we will assign for all who register for our 2022 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 including those who turn up on the night without registering

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

Registration is now open and 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.

For 2022, our Wednesday evening time trials will remain under the umbrella of The League International rather than CTT. The biggest change introduced by this decision is the need for all riders to hold TLI membership which must be taken out before registering to ride. You must show your 2022 TLI membership card to the time keeper at sign-on to prove you have paid for this year.

Join TLI here

Race HQ

Race number collection starts from 5.30pm in the NOA (North Oxford Academy) car park and closes at 6.10pm with the first rider off at 6.31pm. Please remember that working front and rear lights are mandatory, no light equals no start and this rule will be strictly enforced. The other rule change for 2022 is that helmets are now mandatory.

Additional Parking

Please do not park on Ludlow Drive or any other residential area.

Race Officials

Timekeepers: Rhys Martin, Oli Wright
Pusher: n/a
Marshals: Amy Hinton, Jill McKinnon, Rich Collier, 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 long gentle rise to the first left turn just after the Herb centre. The course then preceeds along the ridge towards the top of Edghill. Here a left turn is made taking you thropugh the busy and narrow Edgehill village. Once through the village there is a busy left turn at Upton House before a long gradual decline through Wroxton village. A last lung-busting, leg-burning rise takes you through Drayton village before a sprint to the finish line.

Course records

DateNameTime Club
18 May 2022Josh Newbould00:26:10MBSCC
15 May 2019Dan Bigham00:24:42MNon-BSCC
Team Ribble Cycles
15 May 2019Charlie Quarterman00:24:42MNon-BSCC
Holdsworth Zappi
16 Jun 2021Naomi de Pennington00:30:14FBSCC
30 Aug 2023Jessica Rhodes-Jones00:28:42FNon-BSCC
Aerocoach
30 Aug 2023Sam Martin00:29:11M U18BSCC
31 Aug 2022Peggy Simpkins00:31:55F U18BSCC
12 Aug 2020Daniel Roberts00:30:57
M U18Non-BSCC
5 Aug 2020Millie Couzens00:31:03F U18Non-BSCC
30 Aug 2023Sam Martin00:29:11M U16BSCC
18 May 2022Isabelle Boyes0:33:52F U16BSCC

Entry fees

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

Banbury Star members who’ve paid the TT supplement: no charge
Banbury Star members who’ve not paid the TT supplement: £2
Team Cherwell members: £3 which is paid by your club
Other riders: £3
NOA parking: £1

Registration

To manage the demand for our events and provide a smoother, faster sign-on process competitors can chose to pre-register to take part.

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.

We will be keeping a record of those who register but don’t turn up on the evening and reserve the right to withdraw this option if you have a history of no-showing.

Finally, there’s just one more thing to say:

“Do a good ride!”


Registration form link