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

2015 Membership Subscriptions now due

Dear all,

Just a reminder that club subscriptions are now due for 2015. The membership year runs from 1st January to 31st December so fees are now due from all members (apart from those joining after 30th September in which case no fees are due).

Membership can now be renewed at the ‘discount’ rate of £12. Members renewing before the end of February 2015 qualify for the discounted rate and after this date the full £15 will apply!

There are now two ways to renew membership. Please either download a form from the ‘join us’ section of the web site or renew online at the clubs page on the British Cycling web site. Go to https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile?&club_id=1544 and click on ‘Buy Club Membership’ then choose the required option. Please input your emergency contact details. First time members of BC can take advantage of introductory discounts after the process. This gives a 50% discount on the Silver or Ride packages.

Please note that it is a requirement of the club that you have third party liability insurance if you intend to join in with group rides. This can be provided by membership of BC, CTC, BTF or similar. Please note the BC Bronze package does not include insurance.
Didcot Phoenix is affiliated to the CTC so if you wish, you may purchase individual affiliate membership via the CTC web site for £18. Please contact me at membership@didcotphoenix.co.uk if you would like the clubs code for this.

Please get in touch If you have any questions regarding membership or insurance.

All the best for a great year of cycling in 2015!

Iain Kent
DPCC Membership Secretary

Club Kit Order – Spring 2015

DPCC Club Kit – 2015 revision

DPCC are currently in the process of finalising our new club kit design, working alongside Mountain Mania who will be selling the kit from their shop.

To help clarify how much kit needs to be purchased, please can you complete the form below if you are interested in buying kit this Spring.

Please note we will be organising a kit launch night at Mountain Mania, so watch the website for more details.

DPCC 2015 Awards Evening – 24th Jan 7PM – Crown and Thistle, Abingdon

Happy New Year and I hope 2015 proves be a fantastic cycling year for you all!

We are only a few weeks away from our annual Awards Evening and so we need to start collecting reservations for this event as soon as possible.  If you would like to come along, please let us know via the social email address or website forum.

DPCC Awards Evening
DPCC 2015 Awards Evening

Cash or cheques, made payable to Didcot Phoenix, should be given to Martin “Stan” Stanley (Club Secretary) or Laura Cooper (Club Treasurer).  Stan will be at the Brighwell Pavilion each Thursday during the winter turbo sessions, or cheques can be dropped into Laura in Culham.

We are heading to a new venue this year, and with more space please feel free to invite your partner along as well.  As well as the awards presentations, we will also be running a quiz.

It’s a great social night, so please come and join us on Saturday 24th Jan from 7PM at the Crown and Thistle in Abingdon.

Menu – 3 courses

To Start – A selection of platters for your party to share

Antipasto Misto
Prosciutto, Napoli salami, grilled peppers, aubergines and courgettes, marinated mixed olives, Campania buffalo
mozzarella, Bruchette pomodorini and bread.

Main Course

Superfood Salad
Roasted beetroot and pumpkin, fennel, marinated Marzanino tomatoes, Borettane onions, pomegranate seeds,
quinoa, chia seeds and baby spinach, with yoghurt and honey dressing.

House Burger
Melted cheese on a British steak burger in a brioche bun with pickled cucumber, tomato, lettuce, ketchup and mustard
mayonnaise and house fries.

Grilled Salmon Fillet
Buttered tenderstem broccoli, rosemary and garlic crushed new potatoes, hollandaise or sweet chilli sauce.

Fungi Al Forno
Penne pasta and mushrooms in a creamy porcini sauce, topped with Grana Padano and baked.

Puddings

Double Chocolate Brownie
With Jude’s Very Vanilla ice-cream

Banoffee Mess
Banana, whipped vanilla-infused cream, Jude’s vanilla ice cream, salted caramel sauce and white chocolate buttons.

Best regards,

Mike

DPCC Chairman

NYD time-trial – with a difference …

NBRC are running their Jan 1st club “10” as usual, but with a twist.
Local boy Steve Abraham will make the race part of the first day of his attempt at the Annual Mileage Record. This is a mere 75,000 miles (about 205 miles-a-day), a record that has stood since 1939. Read all about it at http://oneyeartimetrial.org.uk/

I know Steve well from Audax rides, so I’m hoping to get over there and watch history being made (and hopefully photobomb Steve’s interview with ITV … )

It’s a regular “club” TT, so non-members are  welcome to race Steve. The course is between Leighton Buzzard and MK: Info Here and here

You can follow his ride progress on Strava here

Christmas Cup Results

Congratulations to Tim Allen, Winner of the Christmas Cup

Christmas Cup winner 2014, Tim Allen

It was a dry but Very cold Boxing day on the CC241 course, with 13 riders making the start line. Many thanks to all the helpers and Time Keepers that enabled us to run this TT.

#START NONAMECLUBTIME HandicapCAT
15Tim AllenDPCC24.364.47J
29Simon McGowanDPCC24.525.04V
32Neil MorrisDPCC26.146.42V
413Phil StaceyDPCC26.328.05
53Tim DaviesDPCC26.547.22V
67Simon PayneDPCC27.137.55V
711Martin StanleyDPCC27.208.03V
810Rich AbbottDPCC28.026.07V
98James LeachImperial RT28.20
104Geoff BookerOxonian28.22V
1111Mitch PurvisDPCC28.458.57V
126Alan ShuttleworthAltringham RC32.53V
131Mick FountainDPCC36.3113.19V