It’s halfway through the year and the longest day is approaching. As such we have our longest time trial the 30 mile TT with the Edmunds Cup up for grabs. One for the puists but a massive sens of achievement on finishing,
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 6pm in the carpark opposite Bloxham Church of England school on the Tadmarton Road. Please note there are no toilets available here. Race start is at the entrance to the farm on the B4035, Lower Tadmarton. 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, Oli Wirght
Marshals: Mark Davis, A.N. Other
After a standing start, riders only have to make three left turns over the entire 30 mile course, we’ve not lost anyone yet! The first turn is after 10.5 undulating miles of the B4035 at Shipston-on-Stour. It’s hard to settle into a steady rhythm during this section but you’ll need to because miles 10.5 to 20 are almost all uphill and you’ll be relieved to see the roundabout at Chipping Norton where another left turn is made. Now it’s downhill to Bloxham on the A361 and with any luck a prevailing wind too. At 28 miles you make the third and final last left turn and then it’s the final push to the finish line close to where you started.
|23 Jun 2021||Simon Bull||1:12:08||M||BSCC|
|22 Jun 2022||Jon Simpkins||1:10:47||M||Non-BSCC|
|23 Jun 2021||Naomi de Pennington||1:16:51||F||BSCC|
|21 Jun 2023||Naomi de Pennington||1:17:05||F||Non-BSCC
|22 Jun 2022||Peggy Simpkins||1:29:42||F U18||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
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!”