K4/10K time trial: Weds 3 May PLEASE READ – NOW K4/20

STOP PRESS (again): We’ve had to make yet another last minute change to the course for this coming Wednesday’s time trial, because of road works and have had to invoke the backup course which is the K4/20.

For details of the course, records etc please click here.

Changes for 2023
Before jumping into the details of the race, there are some important changes for 2023 which all riders must be aware of:

  • For 2023, we have decided to return to the umbrella of Cycling Time Trials which provides more flexibility and also allows us to host guest riders from other clubs who won’t have to pay any kind of third-party membership, we hope to see riders from around the region come to test themselves
  • There is no pre-race registration for the first time since 2019, entrants can now just turn up, sign on, pay and race
  • Front lights and helmets become mandatory, even for hill climbs. Rear lights have been required for several years.

Race HQ

Sign-on and race number collection starts from 5.30pm in the layby on the B4100 just before Gaydon and closes at 6.10pm with the first rider off at 6.31pm. If you are unsure, just ask someone to point you in the direction of the timekeeper – they’ll be the stressed-looking person holding a pen, clipboard, payment machine, race numbers and safety pins all whilst appearing to also herd cats.

Please note there are no toilets available here.

Additional Parking
If the car park is full and you park in Gaydon village please do so responsibly and with respect for the residents.

Race Officials
Timekeepers: Rhys Martin and Oli Wright
Marshals: Scott Robertson, Ila Pearson, Gary Putt, Team Cherwell (Andrew Sleight)

Race Route

After a standing start (which is relatively flat so clipping in shouldn’t pose a problem), the course takes riders down towards Kineton army base and the new junction. Once over the roundabout the route continues to the next roundabout in Gaydon where 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.

Course records

DateNameTime Club
01/06/22Josh Newbould00:20:23MBSCC
01/06/22Simon Smart00:21:14MNon-BSCC
01/06/22Naomi de Pennington00:23:51FBSCC
02/08/23Sam Martin00:23:54M U18BSCC
01/06/22Peggy Simpkins00:24:47F U18BSCC
02/08/23Sam Martin00:23:54M U16BSCC
01/06/22Poppy Kisley00:26:24F U16BSCC

Entry fees
All riders who have to pay will do so by contactless means at the race HQ before collecting their number. We accept payment via debit card, credit card, Apply Pay, Google Pay, Android Pay but no cash, IOUs or promises of beer are accepted!

Banbury Star members who have paid the TT supplement: £0
Other Banbury Star members: £3
Team Cherwell members: £4 (paid by club)
Other guests: £5
BSCC members can opt to pay the TT supplement at any point during the season.

Useful links
The Timekeeper’s Top Ten Time Trial Tips – by Keri Williams

2023 Time Trial Calendar and Marshal Roster

2023 Time Trial Results

Banbury Star’s TT Course Maps

CTT’s Rules and Regulations