Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club members mark 130th anniversary with celebrator ride

More than 80 cyclists from the Banbury Star Cliclists' Club took part in a celebratory ride on Sunday August 8 marking the club's 130th anniversary.

By Matt Elofson
Monday, 9th August 2021, 4:57 pm
Updated Monday, 9th August 2021, 4:58 pm
More than 80 cyclists from the Banbury Star Cliclists' Club took part in a celebratory ride on Sunday August 8 marking the club's 130th anniversary. (photo by Tudor Photography)
More than 80 cyclists from the Banbury Star Cliclists' Club took part in a celebratory ride on Sunday August 8 marking the club's 130th anniversary. (photo by Tudor Photography)

A planned April anniversary ride was delayed by Covid, but following the easing of lockdown, Sunday August 8 marked the day for the club to celebrate.

Formed in February 1891, the club’s inaugural ride took place on 10th April 1891, with a ride from Banbury Town Hall to Middleton Cheney.

Starting again outside Banbury Town Hall, more than 80 club riders turned out in mixed wet and dry conditions, to ride a selection of three local routes. The routes comprised of a gentle ride of 26 miles, an intermediate ride of 35 miles and the special anniversary ride of 130k. Setting off in 12 separate groups they all had a refreshment stop at Hook Norton Brewery. Here tea, coffee and beer, plus a generous snack and a slice of anniversary cake awaited riders.

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