The observant will have noticed there’s been a bit of a theme to our recent time trials: they’re either long, hilly or long and hilly! This week’s TT may only be 15 miles long but it features two ascents of the Knowle at Edge Hill and that’s why we call it The Hilly TT.
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 lyby next to the herb centre on the B4100. Please note there are no toilets available here. It is mandatory for all riders and officials to maintain a 2m social distancing gap from everyone else at all times.. 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.
As well as the car park on the B4100, you will also be able to leave your car on the lane going to FN Pile and Sons, please park responsibly.
Timekeepers: Oli Wirght
Marshals: David Wilcock, Matt Adams, Daniel Pebody
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!
|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!”