Stadhampton TT results

Peter Harrison from GS Henley clocked an impressive 23m34s in the years Non Aero kit TT on the CC118 Stadhampton course, followed by a brace of Zappi’s riders: Adam Studholme 2nd and Junior Giles Clark 3rd. Richard Gildea was the fastest DPCC rider with 25m 11s taking 4th Spot.

Thanks again to our TT Marshals:

Abingdon cycle festival and TT Database

spring festival

Sunday 19th April sees a return of the Abingdon cycle festival. As part of the festival our club is running 3 of the many events on offer:

  • An Audax
  • A Ladies ride
  • A Medium paced ride

And as part of the Audax we need couple of people to assist at a couple of the check points. This wont be anything more arduous than ticking people off on a list, stamping cards, and/or handing out cake/munchies!). If you can help out for a couple of hours then please email.

TT Database

The club is also pleased to announce the launch of a new Time Trial database. The Database holds all results for the current and previous 4 seasons, its accessible from our website menu and here

Its shows the data from our club TTs in a number of useful formats:

  • Overall course history, and fastest times.
  • Individual Rider history
    • Personal bests
    • Head to head Rider comparison
  • Scratch points
  • plus many more features.

So take a look and explore, in time we will be back populating with previous TT seasons as we migrate the data from the existing set-up. Many thanks to  Mike Cooper and especially Simon McGowan for getting the Time Trial Database up and running.

Harwell Hilly result

Another TT, another win for Paul Lloyd, this time on the Harwell Hilly circuit, with the first 3 DPCC riders split by 11 seconds.

Next week we travel to the CC118 Stadhampton Course, where it will be a non Aero TT.
Kit Not Allowed:
— TT bikes
— Aero Helmets
— Clip on Tri Bars
— wheels with Rims deeper than 50mm

Again, a big thanks to last nights volunteers:

Start Timekeeper: Victoria Lawson
Finish Timekeeper: Mick Fountain
Pusher: Kevin Stopps
Number Seller: Gareth Davies
Number taker: Clare Hofmann

If you fancy helping out in future TTs then please fill in the volunteer form here on the date in question.

#Start NoNameClubLap 1TimeCat.
110Paul LloydFairly United CT13.0126.30
29Martin StanleyDPCC13.5928.22Vet
36Neil AshcroftDPCC14.1528.27Vet
412Ron SmithDPCC14.0628.33Vet
52Simon McGowanDPCC14.2329.01Vet
65Richard GildeaDPCC14.2629.14
71Iain KentDPCC15.0230.07Vet
811Nick DruceDPCC15.0930.32Vet
97Dan AtkinsDPCC15.2431.02
1014Paul SolertiDPCC15.4031.15
1115Lee GrattonTORQ Performance (MTB)15.5631.57
1213Phill StaceyDPCC15.5632.22
134Andy BlackDPCC16.0332.25Vet
1416Tim DaviesDPCC16.1132.50Vet
1517Jeremy StambaughDPCC17.1334.33Vet
168Darren AddisonDPCC18.1336.52Vet
173Steve WarwickDPCC18.1937.26Vet

First TT of 2015 season

Paul Lloyd from FUCT, took the opening DPCC Brightwell TT win on a calm and Steam train free course. Junior Tim Allen was 2nd and Martin Cairns 3rd. Fastest DPCC rider was Nick Druce.

Thanks to all the volunteers that took time out of their Easter weekend to help run the event:

Start Timekeeper: Jez Hewitt
Finish Timekeeper: Neil Morris
Pusher: Oliver Clark
Number Seller: Martin Stanley
Number Taker: Clare Hofmann

#Start NoNameClubTimeCat.
16Paul LloydFairly United CT22.19
210Tim AllenRP RT22.59Jun
311Martin CairnsGS Henley23.46
45Paul DemicoliBanbury Star CC24.24Vet
514Phil HoldcroftCome and Try it24.28
67Nick DruceDPCC24.41Vet
715Steve MeadDPCC24.43Vet
812Martin StanleyDPCC24.54Vet
98Richard GildeaDPCC25.13
109Dan AtkinsDPCC26.26
1113Helen TaylorDPCC27.42
123Victoria LawsonDPCC28.35
134Annabel SutherlandDPCC28.40Vet
142Clare HofmannDPCC29.10Vet
151Mick FountainDPCC31.52Vet

Club Skinsuit order

In addition to the current kit order (that I hear on the grapevine is very close to being delivered), we would like to collate interest in Club skinsuits. This is to enable the shop to place an order our behalf.
The shop does have a long sleeve sample in large for those wanting to try on for sizing.
If you are interested please fill in the following form:

DPCC Spring Newsletter – 2015

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Hi All,

I hope you’ve all had a good start to the year and everyone’s looking forward to the great cycling weather that’s surely in store just around the corner! Below are a few updates from the club to set you up for the year ahead.

Time Trials

The first time trial of the season is getting under way this Sunday (5th April) on the new Brightwell course (CC243a) starting at 11am, full details are available here. After that we’ll have our next time trial on the Thursday (9th April) and every Thursday after that. Of course the time trials can’t happen without people to run them so please sign up on the website to volunteer to help. If you ride in 6 TTs then we’d expect you to volunteer to help out at least one event. We have also been asked by WLCA to help supply 1 or 2 Marshals on the H25/2 course on the 19th April. If you are free and willing to help then please email secretary@didcotphoenix.co.uk and we’ll put you in touch with the event promoter.

Awards Evening Review

The annual awards evening took place in January and was a perfect chance for everyone to celebrate some great achievements across the club over the past year. There’s a full list of all the trophy winners and everyone who achieved a club standard on the website. It was a great event and a real inspiration to hear what everyone had achieved over the year. If it whetted your appetite for the year ahead then there’s more for you below.

 Gain Yourself a Club Standards or Awards

I imagine the start of the TTs has got many of you thinking about your plans and goals for the year but probably not everyone is aware of the awards the club gives out to recognise our members’ cycling achievements at all levels so here’s a quick run-down of what’s available and where you can find out more information.

First up are the club standards: bronze, silver and gold standards are awarded for anyone achieving qualifying times in 10, 25, 30, 50 or 100 mile time trials as well as 12 and 24 hour challenges. Check out the times you have to beat on the webpage. There are separate times for men and women and there are also age categories for the 10 and 25 mile TTs. There’ll be a call at the end of the year before the awards dinner for anyone who’s achieved a standard so now’s the time to get out there and show what you can do!

There are also a number of awards presented each year including the new Stan Maciak Challenge (more details below). There are awards to suit all cycling tastes all detailed on the website. On the time trial front we have the Eric Cole for most improved 25 mile time trial and the points-based Castle Trophy for the 10 mile club TTs amongst many others. If on the other hand you’re more into Cyclocross, Audax, the Hill Climb comp. or Road Racing then there are awards to be competing for too! So take a look at the website to see what’s up for grabs and see if you can get your name on one of the Didcot Phoenix trophies this year.

Stan Maciak Challenge

To honour Stan Maciak and his contribution to the club a new trophy has been created. The Stan Maciak Challenge will celebrate his multi-discipline approach to all things cycling and will recognise the greatest involvement of a club member in terms of both taking part in and helping with cycling events throughout the year. It’ll be a real test of the breadth of cycling you’re involved in through the year with points for each event. There is a page with full details here. For the first year all events from 29th March – 26th December will be considered but you’ll need to claim for each event within two weeks of taking part so have a look at the events that are available and start building up your points.

CX Summary

We also have some great news from the Wessex Cyclocross League where Richard Abbott took the honours in the Vets 65+ category. He raced in 12 of the 14 rounds in the league and got some great results right the way through. There were strong showings from a number of other DPCC members, more details here.

 Freewheel Challenge

Surely the most fiercely fought over trophy of them all is the Freewheel Challenge which took place just before the Awards Evening. I’m sure I can add, impartially of course, that this makes it the most prestigious of all the club awards. This was won by one David Emms, a rider of finely chiseled aerodynamic features … and breath-taking density. Never mind that the high level of competition is due entirely to the simplicity of the challenge. Any mug can roll down a hill without pedaling, and this mug did.

Wales Trip

The Wales trip last weekend was another great success and looks sure to become a permanent fixture in the club calendar. Friday saw us visit Newport Velodrome for a taster session zipping along straights and trying to look nonchalant (i.e. praying the bike would stick to the track) on the steeply banked corners. That was followed on Saturday and Sunday by two great rides through the Welsh countryside taking in some hilly terrain, spectacular coastal roads and DPCC regulation cake stops. It was a great social event too with plenty of great grub at the Porth Hotel. Tim Davies had planned every aspect of the trip to perfection and a huge thanks goes out to him. See a selection of photos below and the KOMs on Strava!

 

Road Races

Also coming up this summer is the Oxfordshire Road Race League (ORRL) with the first event on 26th May as well as plenty of other races throughout the year. The ORRL races should be up to enter online now and we’ve got a number of riders planning to race. The DPCC race will be on the 3rd June so if you’re not racing then please consider helping out.

All the best,

David

DPCC Road Race Secretary

Club TT Update – Season opener

The club has decided to delay the start of TT season from Sunday 29th March to Sunday 5th April.
Ongoing roadworks on Hagbourne Hill without a definitive end date, combined with a good proportion of the club being away in Wales obviously impacts the ability to run a smooth event.
Sunday 5th April’s TT will be on the Brightwell course (CC243a) starting at 11 a.m., more details here.

Cyclocross – end of season Round-up

We have a Champion!

Wessex league 65+vets cyclocross champion 2014/15 - Richard Abbott

Richard Abbott finished off an impressive season of cyclocross in the Wessex league by taking the honours in the Vets 65+ category, Richard raced in 12 of the 14 rounds of the league.

Congratulations Richard from all in DPCC.

Also racing throughout the CX season, DPCC had strong representation in many other categories in the Wessex league and Central league.

Photos of the Wessex prize presentation evening can be found here, and full list of prize winners from the Wessex league here.

2014 – AWARDS EVENING

Thanks to all that attended the awards evening at The Crown and Thistle in Abingdon upon Thames on Saturday evening, and also to our Chairman Mike for presenting the many awards and to Laura and Simon Evans for organising such a great venue, meal and quiz.

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

DPCC Trophies 2014

DPCC TrophyWinnerTime / Points
10 MILE TT CHAMPS MENGEORGE TOWERSEY21m16s
10 MILE TT CHAMPS WOMENNO ENTRY
25 MILE TT CHAMPS MENSTEVE WRIGHT55m38s
25 MILE TT CHAMPS WOMENNO ENTRY
BEN OWEN DPCC MENS AND LADIES
CASTLE TROPHYMARK WINKS64 points
CHRISTMAS CUPTIM ALLEN
CLUB RUNS TROPHYSIMON EVANS38 points
CX JUVENILEGARETH DAVIES
CX JUNIORNO ENTRY
CX SENIORMITCH PURVIS
DAVIDSON TROPHY - JUVENILE B.A.R.NO ENTRY
JUNIOR B.A.R.NO ENTRY
ERIC COLE TROPHY IAIN KENT+3.31 (1.01.51 2013 58.12 2014)
FREEWHEEL COMPETITION DAVID EMMS
GARY STEPHENS TROPHYPHIL BROWN19m38s
JUVENILE HILL CLIMBNO ENTRY
LADIES B.A.R. NO ENTRY
LUPTON TROPHY - VETS BARMICK FOUNTAIN
MARTIN NEWALL TROPHYDAVID EMMS
MENS AUDAX MATT CHAMBERS
PEN TROPHY - SENIOR B.A.R.NO ENTRY
SCRATCH CLUB TT TROPHY NEIL ASHCROFT61 points
SENIOR HILL CLIMBTIM ALLEN
SYCOTTA CUPNICK DRUCE
WOMENS AUDAX CLARE HOFMANN

New DPCC Records 2014

2014 RecordsNameTimeDate
25 MILE SENIOR TT - MENSTEVE WRIGHT51m 27s14/06/14
25 MILE VETS TT - MENPHIL BROWN51m 28s22/06/14
50 MILE SENIOR TT - MENSTEVE WRIGHT1h 46m 40s 19/07/14
10 MILE JUNIOR TT - BOYSGEORGE TOWERSEY20m 52s11/06/14
10 MILE SENIOR TT - MENPHIL BROWN19m 38s31/08/14
25 MILE SENIOR TT - MENPHIL BROWN51m 16s07/09/14
STREATLEY HILL CLIMB - JUNIORTIM ALLEN3m 00.01s21/09/14

DPCC Standard Claims 2014

DPCC StandardNameTimeDate
10 MILES BRONZESIMON EVANS24m 54s08/05/14
10 MILES BRONZEANDY BLACK24m 32s03/07/14
10 MILES BRONZEZOE LUDWIG-TANTRUM26m 27s05/05/14
10 MILES SILVERMARTIN STANLEY22m 39s29/05/14
10 MILES SILVER - UNDER 17TIM ALLEN25m 38s15/03/14
10 MILES GOLDSTEVE WRIGHT20m 06s21/06/14
10 MILES GOLD UNDER 18GEORGE TOWERSEY20m 52s11/06/14
10 MILES GOLD - UNDER 17TIM ALLEN23m 55s29/05/14
25 MILES BRONZETIM DAVIES1h 02m 37s13/09/14
25 MILES SILVERMARTIN STANLEY58m 01s13/09/14
25 MILES SILVERIAIN KENT58m 12s20/07/14
25 MILES GOLDSTEVE WRIGHT51m 27s14/06/14
50 MILES BRONZEIAIN KENT2h 12m 52s13/07/14
50 MILES GOLDSTEVE WRIGHT1h 46m 40s19/07/14

Some photos of the evening:

Any awards or medals that were not presented on the evening can be collected from me, email secretary@didcotphoenix.co.uk

Martin Stanley
DPCC Secretary