Weekend Roundup

As well as Richard Gildea and the club in Hill Climb competition, a lot of other members of the club were participating in a wide range of cycling events over the weekend:

Torq in your Sleep MTB 12 Hour Enduarance
Dan Atkins completed the popular MTB event SOLO, finishing in a unconfirmed 10th place. Awaiting Results. Nice one Dan!

Photo 4
Dan’s riding is also rubbing off on his son Balin who finished 3rd in the balance bikes category for 2-4 year olds, I don’t think it was for 12 hours riding though :-)

National 10 mile TT
Richard Harrison competed in the RTTC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 10 mile TT race in Leicestershire on Saturday, Richard finished in a time of 21m 50s and taking a commendable 77th spot. Full results.

Fairly United 10 mile TT
Phil Brown continues his strong vein of form taking 2nd spot in the Fairly United TT on the H10/17r course. Phil’s time of 20m 21s was a PR for the course. Also in action for the club was Neil Morris who clocked 23m 07s for 21st and TT secretary Robert Briggs who came 32nd in 23m 55s, and also Mick Fountain who took part in the fixed gear Category home in 37m 05s. Full Results here, and here.

R.U.K. Alf Miller 2-up Championship
DPCC also had 2 teams entered in the testing 20km 2-up event run by TT legend Glen Longland in Braishfield, Hampshire. Simon McGowan and Martin Stanley finished 4th, with Nick Druce and Simon Evans picking up 6th.  Awaiting Results.

As ever email secretary to share your news.

Weekend roundup and volunteers needed!

Hi All,

It was a busy weekend for Didcot Phoenix, with our Open Club 10 attracting a large field of riders and many thanks to all volunteers who helped run the event.  It was a successful afternoon on the Witney bypass with Paul Gamlin of Northover Vets Team winning the event in 20:08.  First DPCC rider was Steve Mead who had a time of 22:05.  Results can be seen via the link below.

DPCC H10/181 22/08/15

In other news, DPCC club member Phil Brown had a cracking ride in Wales beating the current club 25 record with a time of 50:04 and completing the top 10 of this hugely popular event.  Congratulations Phil for an amazing time!

Equally fast Richard Harrison was also in action this weekend on the super quick V718 course up in Hull…Richard finished the 10 miles in 19m 46s.

Finally, this coming Sunday is the club Hill Climb Championship.  There is a huge trophy up for grabs, but we are still looking for a time keeper to run the event.  Please contact timetrials@didcotphoenix.co.uk if you are able to help.

Bye for now,



Wittenham Clumps Hill Climb – 20th August

Giles Clark (Zappi’s Racing Team) finished quickest up Wittenham clumps on a slightly shorter (~100 yards) course from the inaugural race in 2014. Rob Friend (GS Henley) took 2nd with Ron Smith (DPCC) 3rd.

Thanks again to the many club members for enabling the event to happen, and the club still needs helpers for the Hill Climbs on the morning of Sunday 30th, so if you can help email here.

Hill Climbs – helpers required

Can you Help? The Hill climb scheduled for tomorrow evening (20th) up Wittenham Hill needs a start timekeeper and a Pusher.
This also applies to the hill climbs scheduled for Sunday 30th on the Crays Pond and Streatley Hill climbs.
If you can help respond here or drop me a email at secretary@didcotphoenix.co.uk.

Also dont forget that there will be a social in the Plough in Long Wittenham after Thursday’s Hill Climb :-)

Kit update & Fairmile results

Club Kit

Hi All,
Just a quick update to let you know we’ve received in a fresh batch of clothing which includes the long awaited skin suits and also Women’s bib shorts so you can let all know they are here.

Also just on a side note with the end of the bike model year approaching we’ve picked up a few end of season deals including Scott Plasma Tri Frames and Bikes of which some will be over 50% off. Just wanted to let you guys know in case anyone is looking for one.

Mountain Mania

Fairmile TT

The predicted rain held off for the final Thursday evening TT of the season on the Fairmile course and Mark Cox (Fairly United) claimed first place, with Neil Ashcroft 2nd and Simon McGowan 3rd. On Thursday 20th August the club will be holding a small hill climb in Little Wittenham followed by a social at the Plough in Long Wittenham.

Southmoor TT results – 6th August

Tim Cartwright (Newbury RC), rode an immense TT clocking 19m 40s on warm and breezy Southmoor H10/17r course, Mark Jones (Drag2Zero) was 2nd with an equally impressive 19m 54s and 3rd was our own Richard Harrison home in 21m 02s.

Thanks to the Timekeepers, and helpers for a smooth running event. Next week we return to the Fairmile course with a 19:16 start time and the last Thursday night 10 mile TT of the season.

Fairmile TT Results – 30th July

Steve Mead was fastest on the Fairmile course to win by a solitary second from Neil Ashcroft, Paul Lloyd (Fairy united) pipped Oliver Clark (RP Racing) for third also by a second.

Many thanks to the helpers and Time keepers.

Next week the club TT is on the Southmoor course starting at 19:31 and the club is still in need of volunteers to run the event. See the TT Page for roles left and fill in the form if you can help out, especially if you haven’t volunteered this season! Also after the TT next week I hear a newly crowned club record holder might be in the Lamb and flag having a drink celebrating a birthday, so perhaps we could gatecrash his party? Hope to see you there.

Harwell Hilly TT results

Congratulations to Neil Ashcroft on the Harwell Hilly TT win!

Next week the club TT is on the Sires hill course and is a 2-up TT and 19:16 start.

Please be advised that the TT on the 30th July will now take place on the Fairmile course due to roadworks along the CC118 Stadhampton course.