Half term and a new course. We are trying a new course to replace the Chippy 10 as the A361 Chipping Norton has got too busy. The new course incorporates the K4/5 course with a bit before and a bit after! The HQ will be in a layby opposite TFM Farm & Country Superstore on the B4100 Banbury Road. Parking is in the laybys along the route, the K4/5 HQ lay-by near Gaydon has plenty of space.
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. If you haven’t already done so please e-mail you e-membership card to: email@example.com
Race number collection starts from 6.00pm in the layby opposite TFM Farm & Country Superstore on the B4100 Banbury Road and closes at 6.40pm with the first rider off at 7.01pm. 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.
Timekeepers: Rhys Martin, Roger Gollicker
Marshals: David Broadhead, Mark Davis, Simon Bingham, TC Marshall
After a standing start (which is relatively flat so clipping in shouldn’t pose a problem), the course takes riders down towards Kineton Base and the new roundabout. Once over the roundabout the route continues straight to the next roundabout in Gaydon. Riders turn left and proceed downhill through Gaydon to the roundabout at the edge of Kineton village. Riders will go all the way around the roundabout and back up the route to the Gaydon roundabout. Here riders will turn right off the roundabout and continue downhill back to the new roundabout by Kineton base. They will turn left towards Burton Dassett and the finish is 50m down the road at a farm gate.
New Course so all up for grabs!!
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!”