Club social – Thursday 2nd June
After the Club’s 10 mile TT champs next week on the H10/17r Southmoor course, there will be a Club social in the Lamb and flag at Southmoor from 20:00, see their website for a menu.
As a reminder the Club champs is open to 1st and 2nd claim members only, with 1st claim members given preference in the unlikely event of the TT being oversubscribed.
Fairmile TT results – Thursday 26th May
Steve Mead wins on a warm and fairly still Fairmile course, with Richard Gildea taking 2nd. Also there were notable rides from both under 16 riders: James Ashcroft equaled his course PB and Alex Bosley smashed his PB by 1m40s
Paul Lloyd (Fairly United) finished 1st on the second running of the West Hanney CC271 course, Neil Ashcroft was quickest clubman in 2nd spot with 23m53s
Next week we move back to Fairmile, and we still need volunteers to run the event, can you help? Volunteer here.
On behalf of DPCC, it is with great regret to announce that both DPCC’s road races wont be running on Saturday 14th May, hopefully both riders and volunteers will have been informed by email from either BC or the club’s race organisers.
Mark Jones (Drag2Zero) was quickest on a warm but windy H10/17 course, Steve Mead was 2nd with Richard Gildea 3rd.
On Saturday 14th May, DPCC will be hosting 2 road races:
First off is the Oxfordshire Road Race League (ORRL) round 1 starting at 09:30
Followed by the Ridgeway Spring Classic at 13:30
Both races will utilise the Great Shefford course (see here for a map of the race circuit), with many DPCC members volunteering their time to help host these prestigious events. Even if you are not helping on the day it would be great for club members, and friends of DPCC to come and show their support for what is planned to be a great day of racing.
A most pleasant evening on the Fairmile CC241 course with a light southerly saw Steve Mead clock 22m10s, with Richard Gildea 2nd, 13 seconds back.
Thanks to all the volunteers for putting on the TT, next weeks TT is on the H10/17 Cumnor course. Course info here. Volunteer here.
Slightly wet roads and very stiff westerly was the treat in store for the hardy riders that turned up to sign-on and ride the Sires hill TT.
Temporary traffic lights within Cholsey would also mean some riders getting caught twice by red lights.
DPCC rider Richard Gildea was fastest by 4 seconds from Mat Boulton (Matlock CC), with Ron Smith 3rd. The DPCC TT on the 5th May will use the Fairmile CC241 course, 19:16 start.
Hefin Jones (Newbury RC) was quickest on the road bike only TT on the eternally bumpy CC118 course, Hefin stopped the clock on 23m22s. Will Vousden was 2nd 48s back, and Tom Sefton (RP Racing) 3rd. 4th place went to the fastest DPCC rider Neil Ashcroft.
Neil Ashcroft takes the honours and sets the fastest time on the inaugural use of the West Hanney CC271 course, Richard Gildea was 2nd just 44 seconds adrift, and Harri James 3rd.
Next week we move to the Stadhampton CC118 course, only allowing Road bikes and non aero kit: No TT bikes, No wheels with rims deeper than 50mm, no TT helmets with integrated visors, no clip-on bars etc.
Brightwell TT results
A bright sunny morning with a stiff easterly greeted the 8 early season club TTers.
James Barlow (LBRCC) was quickest over the CC243a course, with DPCC member Jono McKendry 2nd placed and Alan Allcock home third. Thanks to all the helpers, full results below. The next club TT will be on the new West Hanney course CC271 on the 14th, first rider to start at 18:46.
Congratulations to Anthony Atkin, who has become a 3rd Cat after an impressive 4 early season crit races on the Enstone circuit and MK Bowl. In his most recent race, Anthony secured 6th spot to give him enough points to move up categories.
Richard Gildea continues his strong early season form, securing 4th in the Oxonian 36 mile Hilly TT.
As well as racing, many club members were hosting and riding events as part of the Abingdon Spring Festival. Thanks to Matt Chambers and helpers for putting on the regular Audax event. And slightly further afield, clubbies Jolyon Reburn and Victoria Bennett were riding the cobbles as part of the Paris-Roubaix sportive, surely a must on everyone’s cycling bucket list!