Banbury Star K4/10c1 TT
Thought I’d better do a race report for the Banbury Star K4/10c1 TT on Wednesday 29th July, even though I’ve been trying to block it out. Really well organised friendly event with HQ at the burial ground near Tysoe and a course on quiet roads and some narrow lanes, finishing back through Tysoe (I’d never realised how long or how many Tysoes there are). Five Wheelers represented, me 24:15, James Bryant, Jill McKinnon, Paolo Coppo, Dan Flemming (on a road bike I think). Winning time was Jon Simpkins 21:55. I really struggled to get going, the little speed I picked up after the start evaporating quickly on the drags. No energy, no ‘legs’. Still, pleased to have got out there after our strange spring/summer, and enjoyed the event despite a slow time, in that odd masochistic way probably only a TT person understands. Feel inspired to do more/better, and might venture out to the Wroxton-based K4/20 (20k) this coming Wednesday.