After last week’s successful night racing we are back out on the K4/20 course. Light is improving and we will soon be back to 7pm starts but it is still 630pm this week. The HQ and parking is at NOA, in the central area. Parking is £1, card payment on the night only.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please do not park on Ludlow Drive or any other residential area.
Timekeepers: Rhys Martin, Roger Goddard, Anthony Acker
Marshals: Ant Hariss, Lee Heron, Roger Foster, Kim Shaw
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.
|18 May 2022||Josh Newbould||00:26:10||M||BSCC|
|15 May 2019||Dan Bigham||00:24:42||M||Non-BSCC
Team Ribble Cycles
|15 May 2019||Charlie Quarterman||00:24:42||M||Non-BSCC
|16 Jun 2021||Naomi de Pennington||00:30:14||F||BSCC|
|30 Aug 2023||Jessica Rhodes-Jones||00:28:42||F||Non-BSCC
|30 Aug 2023||Sam Martin||00:29:11||M U18||BSCC|
|31 Aug 2022||Peggy Simpkins||00:31:55||F U18||BSCC|
|12 Aug 2020||Daniel Roberts||00:30:57||M U18||Non-BSCC|
|5 Aug 2020||Millie Couzens||00:31:03||F U18||Non-BSCC
|30 Aug 2023||Sam Martin||00:29:11||M U16||BSCC|
|18 May 2022||Isabelle Boyes||0:33:52||F U16||BSCC|
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
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!”