Swish and chips social: Brightwell pavilion 23 march 6 pm

All welcome for a social evening with a difference.

As everyone knows, one cyclist’s pile of disused things is another cyclist’s treasure trove. Therefore, from 6pm on Thursday 23 March, please attend Brightwell Pavilion with all the things from your garage/wardrobe/kitchen/bookshelves/spare room/cupboard under the stairs that have anything to do with cycling but that you (and perhaps your dear family) don’t have the time to love.

There will be two tables: free to a good home, and items you’ve labelled with a price and your name.

We’ll dispatch someone on a chipshop run to ensure no-one flags, and we can rummage and negotiate long into the night.

Success for DPCC women

Lucy, who only started cycling ‘properly’ six months ago, stormed to second place in the OTRT women’s cat 234 crit race on 11 February. Credit also to her trusty domestiques, Karla (Corley Cycles) and Olivia (Twickenham CC) – particularly to Olivia, who raced even though she’s been suffering from goo on the lungs.

Lucy (in black) and Karla off the front

Entries are still open for the remaining two events in the series (ladies, any takers?), and a quick skim of the entry lists reveals that Anthony, Grant, Harri, James, Neil, Simon K and Stan will be in action in the men’s races on the 25th.

 

Annabel

Meanwhile, Annabel is putting in the miles in preparation for another long-haul adventure. She’ll be spending March 9th – 14th riding 1,452km from London to Cannes. Turns out you can also get there in 2 hours on easyjet, but this way, Annabel saves herself the massive faff of airport security AND confirms her status as a legend.

Awards Awarded at 2016 Awards Evening

A great night was had by the club members that attended the awards evening at The Steventon House Hotel on Saturday evening. Many thanks to our Chairman Tim for presenting the many awards and to Simon Evans for organising such a great venue, meal and quiz. Full set of photos here.

10 Mile TT Championship - Richard Gildea

For those not in attendance the full list of awards follow:

DPCC Trophies 2016

DPCC TrophyWinnerTime / Points
10 MILE TT CHAMPS MENRichard Gildea21m 34s
10 MILE TT CHAMPS WOMENNo Entry
25 MILE TT CHAMPS MENRichard Gildea55m 57s
25 MILE TT CHAMPS WOMENNo Entry
BEN OWEN - MENFairly United CT
BEN OWEN - LADIESZappi's Ladies
CASTLE TROPHYAlan Allcock73 points
CHRISTMAS CUPSimon McGowan
CLUB RUNS TROPHYSimon Evans & Simon McGowan
CX JUVENILEGareth Davies
CX JUNIORNo Entry
CX SENIORDaniel Atkins
CX VETERANSMitch Purvis
DAVIDSON TROPHY - JUVENILE B.A.R.No Entry
JUNIOR B.A.R.No Entry
ERIC COLE TROPHY Richard Gildea7m 52s
FREEWHEEL COMPETITION Chris Gilligan
GARY STEPHENS TROPHYRichard Harrison18m 56s
JUVENILE HILL CLIMBNo Entry
LADIES B.A.R. No Entry
LUPTON TROPHY - VETS BARMick Fountain+0.958 mph
MARTIN NEWALL TROPHYAnthony Atkin
MENS AUDAX Will Vousden31 points
PEN TROPHY - SENIOR B.A.R.NO ENTRY
SCRATCH CLUB TT TROPHY Richard Gildea
SENIOR HILL CLIMBRichard Gildea8m 17s
SYCOTTA CUPRon Smith
WOMENS AUDAX Miranda Bradshaw
STAN MACIAK CHALLENGEChris Virgo

New DPCC Records 2016

2015 RecordsNameTimeDate
10 Mile Senior TT - MenRichard Harrison18m 56s10th September 2016
10 Mile Senior TT - LadiesVicky Lawson24m 19s11th June 2016
25 Mile Senior TT - MenRichard Harrison48m 56s25th June 2016
50 Mile Senior TT - MenRichard Gildea1h 46m 11s23rd July 2016
Streatley Hill Climb RecordRichard Gildea2m 37s18th September 2016

DPCC Standard Claims 2016

DPCC StandardNameTimeDate
10 Miles BronzeChris Virgo24m 17s21st July 2016
10 Miles GoldHarri James21m 16s 25th June 2016
10 Miles GoldRichard Gildea21m 37s12th March 2016
25 Miles BronzeSimon Evans1h 5m 00s4th September 2016
25 Miles BronzeChris Virgo1h 3m 28s4th September 2016
25 Miles SilverRichard Gildea56m 50s2nd May 2016
25 Miles GoldHarri James55m 30s13th August 2016
25 Miles GoldMartin Stanley56m 00s19th June 2016
25 Miles GoldRichard Gildea55m 59s15th May 2016
25 Miles GoldNeil Morris56m 25s11th June 2016
50 Miles GoldNeil Morris1h 59m 13s14th August 2016
50 Miles GoldRichard Gildea1h 53m 29s8th May 2016

Full set of photos here.

Richard Harrison invited to ride for drag2zero

Good news! Becoming the fastest Didcot Phoenix rider called Richard has become fractionally easier, as Richard Harrison has been invited to ride amongst the great and the good at drag2zero. He remains the holder of the DPCC 10-mile TT record, with a storming 18:56 achieved on the V718 course last year.

We wish him all the best with his new team. Pop back and see us some Thursday night on the A420, won’t you Rich? We’ll be in the usual lay-by.

Freewheeling Challenge winner

Chris Gilligan fought off a strong field of 20+ coasters, to take back the Freewheeling challenge trophy from 2 times winner David Emms who could only manage 4th behind Rich Gildea 2nd, and Paul Demicoli 3rd.

Chris now 2 times winner himself, revealed his last minute training plan in Court Hill whilst eating “4” cakes involved a Saturday night curry, and pre-clubrun Chicken pie for breakfast!

Freewheeling challenge champion 2017 - Chris Gilligan

Mudguards !!!

It’s been a while since a reminder about this, so:

PLEASE fit a full-length rear guard before coming on a wet club-run. Even if it’s not raining, wet and/or muddy roads make it pretty unpleasant to ride behind a bare back wheel.
Have a read here – there is lots of other good tips there too: http://www.didcotphoenix.co.uk/downloads/clubrunguidelines.pdf

Thanks, and Happy New Year!