Richard Gildea finished 1st with a new Hill Climb Course record on the 3rd year of the club using Wittenham hill as a climb. Anthony Atkin was 2nd with Martin Stanley and Grant Goodall tied 3rd. All 4 riders were inside the DPCC benchmark set last year by Ron Smith who equaled his best in 5th place.
Club Hill Climb Champs – News
Sunday 28th’s Hill climb championships may be delayed by 2 weeks to Sunday 11th September, watch this space for more information.
The last summer club TT of season and an almost perfect night on Fairmile CC241 produced a string of notable rides, with many riders recording PBs and course PBs.
Mark Cox (Fairly United CT) was quickest after taking full advantage of the conditions with a 20m56s ride. This ride being the fastest in our club database for Fairmile, congratulations Mark. Club members Steve Mead (21m57s) and Harri James(22m01s) were 2nd and 3rd, also securing course PBs in the process.
Thanks to the Timekeepers and volunteers for putting on the TT.
Next Thursday see the “fun” Hill climb of Wittenham Hill (if the planned roadworks in the area have completed), volunteers still required.
There will be an end of TT season social at the Red Lion in Brightwell cum Sotwell on the 18th August 2016 from 8 p.m. onwards, if you would like to come along please take a look at the menu (here) and ring the pub direct to pre-order your food, hope to see you there. Simon Evans
End season social/ride at Swinley Forest on September 17th. Join us for mountain biking and go ape treetop adenture. Please message or email me to book go ape – I need to make a reservation soon to get a time slot booked.
Also let me know (but not as urgent) if you are planning to come for picnic and /or mountain biking to get an idea of numbers.
A stiff westerly wind didn’t deter the 19 club riders from the eternally slow Stadhampton CC118 course.
It was business as usual though for Richard Gildea, taking top spot in 21m 59s.
Next week we return to the Cumnor H10/17 course. Please Volunteer to help if you can, start time 19:31.
Richard Gildea took a mighty big chunk off the Club 50 mile TT record on 23rd July on the E2-50 course in Cambridgeshire. Richard clocked an impressive 1h 46s 11s
Congratulations Richard from all in DPCC
There will be an end of TT season social at the Red Lion in Brightwell cum Sotwell on the 18th August 2016 from 8 p.m. onwards, if you would like to come along please take a look at the menu (here) and ring the pub direct to pre-order your food, hope to see you there.
Open 10 mile TT
Our Chairman Mike is organising a Open TT on the popular Witney H10/181 course on Sat 20th August
Follow the link here if you want to Enter, if you are not racing and have some free time, please consider Volunteering.
Club 25 mile TT and Leiden plaque
The date for the club 25 is now fixed on the 4th September on the H25/17 course.
If you intend to ride, you need to pre-register as its a combined event with Oxonian, Oxford City, Bicester Millennium, Banbury Star, and Cowley Road for the Leiden Plaque inter club comp (teams of 4 riders). We have a limit of 20 DPCC riders, so get in quick if you want to participate.
HQ Location – Dry Sandford Community Centre, to be open from 0700. Race starts from 0800.
Post on the forum, or email me at email@example.com if you want to enter including your age by Saturday 27th August. This will enable CTT standard handicap times to be calculated (for the Leiden plaque) and a start sheet formulated by the organizing Club.
There were some great times clocked in the mostly 2-up event on the Sires Hill (H10/15) course. The top times were posted by riders on TT bikes, with Richard Gildea and Harri James clocking 22m dead for first, with Ron Smith and Alan Allcock posting exactly 1 min slower. The majority of the rest of the riders were on road bikes with the standout ride by Father son combo of Neil and James Ashcroft (12 years old), clocking 24m 40s!
Next weeks TT is at Stadhampton, volunteers still required.
Mark Cox (Fairly United CT) wins on a warm evening on the Southmoor course, with Clubman Richard Gildea 2nd and Hefin Jones (Newbury RC) 3rd.
Next weeks TT is on the Sires Hill course and aimed at being a 2-up (solo’s will be accepted).
Mark Cox (Fairly United CT) was fastest of the night on the Stadhampton TT course, with DPCC Club men Neil Ashcroft and Steve Mead, 2nd and 3rd.
Richard Gildea continues his winning ways on the CC243a course with James Barlow (LBRCC) 2nd and Neil Ashcroft 3rd