Fingers crossed for kinder weather conditions this Wednesday when we travel out towards Gaydon for the K4/10K time trial, last week’s K4/20 took place in miserable conditions which resulted in a very small field, definitely one for the purists. It’s safe to say this week’s can’t be any wetter!
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.
Sign-on and race number collection starts from 6pm in the layby on the B4100 just before Gaydon and closes at 6.40pm with the first rider off at 7.01pm. 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.
If the car park is full and you park in Gaydon village please do so responsibly and with respect for the residents.
Timekeepers: Rhys Martin and Oli Wright
Marshals: Nick Nixon, Andrew Morris, Jon Simpkins, Team Cherwell (TBD)
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.
|01/06/22||Naomi de Pennington||00:23:51||F||BSCC|
|02/08/23||Sam Martin||00:23:54||M U18||BSCC|
|01/06/22||Peggy Simpkins||00:24:47||F U18||BSCC|
|02/08/23||Sam Martin||00:23:54||M U16||BSCC|
|01/06/22||Poppy Kisley||00:26:24||F U16||BSCC|
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.
The Timekeeper’s Top Ten Time Trial Tips – by Keri Williams