Banbury Star Cycling Club is proud to offer road and criterium events in the racing calendar as support for local racers and those who are keen to progress up the ladder. All of the events are British Cycling registered and supported by club members.

Banbury Road group Race
Banbury festival of racing cyclists
Banbury Star Summer Crit Series cyclists

Banbury Road Race

In 2002 the club founded its current 45-mile, three-lap course on the outskirts of Banbury, which takes in multiple climbs of Edge Hill. The first race, organised by Keri Williams and sponsored by construction company Bluestone, was held on 9 June and was won by Phil Blacker (Wyre Forest CRC). As well as the Men’s Oxfordshire Road Race League Cat 2/3/4 race, the event now includes a round of the British Women’s National Team Championships, attracting some of the country’s leading up and coming riders. The event is held in May every year, please visit the racing calendar to sign up.

Banbury Star Festival of Racing

In 2023, the club held its first Banbury Star Festival of Racing. a completely new and exciting festival of cycling races in September. This race event was the first to cater for all ages and abilities on a safe closed-circuit environment, including juniors to Men’s Nat B. The event will takes place at the newly resurfaced Shenington Kart Club circuit, held every year in September. The event has attracted the number one racer in the UK and YouTube stars like Alec Briggs. Please visit the racing calendar to sign up.

Banbury Star Summer Crit Series

For the first time in 2024, the club will host a 4 part series over the summer at Shenington Karting circuit on Tuesday evenings. The event will include both Men’s and Women’s races, prizes will awarded to the winner of each category. Further details and links will provided closer to the event, see dates below:

  • 2nd July 2024
  • 16th July 2024
  • 23rd July 2024
  • 30th July 2024

Please contact the club for further information.