Weekend round-up – New Club record

Phil Brown breaks the club vets record for a 50 mile TT that had stood for 20 years! Phil used the Liss P855 course in Hampshire on Sunday 28th June to set the record. Congratulations Phil!

Also on Sunday Mark Scanlan won the 10 mile Chris Hart memorial TT – handicap event on the H10/17r, using one of Chris’s bikes. Congratulations to Mark!

And finally, last week saw a criterium race at Dalton barracks, which forms part of the popular Oxfordshire Road Racing league. 8 of our members took part with Jez Hewitt securing 5th spot which should consolidate his 3rd place in the league overall. Congratulations Jez!

Ben Owen Memorial 10 mile Time Trial 2015

This year’s running of the Ben Owen Memorial 10 mile Time Trial takes place on Thursday 9th July (this is later in the summer than normal in order to avoid clashing with the BMCC team time trial event at Silverstone), with racing commencing at 7.01pm.
As in recent years it will be held on the cc118a course – starting in Stadhampton, turning in Watlington and finishing on the Chalgrove bypass.  Teams of 5 riders (each riding individually) will compete in Men’s and Ladies’ competitions: each team’s fastest 4 rider times being aggregated for the final team time.
Events such as this cannot take place without the help of Club members and although I have already had several offers of help, I still need a few more volunteers to ensure its safe and efficient running.  So if you are able to give up some of your time to help (marshalling on the course; helping with signing-on and number distribution; time-keeping; serving post-race refreshments*) please would you let me know.
*If you can’t make it on the night, but have some free time in the evenings leading up to the 9th, you might like to get busy in your kitchen and bake a cake or some biscuits for the refreshment stall.
All proceeds from entry fees and donations for refreshments go to charity (Leukaemia Research).
To contact me regarding this, please email benowen@didcotphoenix.co.uk 
Thanks in advance.
Ron Smith.

Stadhampton TT results – 18th June

Rob Gray (RAF CA) wins again! A glorious night on the Stadhampton course with a light westerly wind compared to last weeks moderate easterly saw most riders slightly down on finish times. Jason Hales (Oxford City RC) finished 2nd, just 8 seconds adrift of 1st, with Mark Cox (Fairly United CT) 3rd, and Neil Ashcroft again quickest DPCC rider.

Stadhampton TT results – 11th June

Rob Gray (RAF CA) held off Mark Cox (Fairly United CT) by a solitary second on the warm but windy Stadhampton course. Pete Oliver (Fairly United CT) picked up third spot, with Neil Ashcroft fastest DPCC rider finishing in 4th on 22m 51s.

Thanks again to the helpers and TKers. Next week we return to Stadhampton and are hoping for a calmer evening.

Club Kit Night – Wednesday 10th June, from 7:30 PM

Please find yourself invited to The Road Room (aka Mountain Mania) on Wednesday evening from 19:30 – 21:30 to purchase kit and receive other shop discounts.

10% off club kit – individual items
15% off club kit basic bundle (Shorts, Jersey, Gilet, Arm warmers)
20% off club kit full bundle (basic bundle + skinsuit and leg warmers)

Skinsuit sizes will be available to try on the night, with a 3 or 4 week turnaround on skinsuit orders.

On the night there will also be 20% off RoadRoom/Mountain Mania stock (or items pre-ordered on the night).
The Road Room have purchased a quantity of kit based upon our Didcot Phoenix booking form so these members will have an opportunity to buy first. Moving forwards the shop will be keeping stock of club kit items from now on, so there will be easy options to try and buy.

Shop address:
Mountain Mania Cycles
62 Wantage Road
OX11 0BY

2015 Club Championship 10 mile TT results

Congratulations to Richard Harrison and Helen Taylor on becoming 2015 Mens and Ladies 10 mile TT champions!

TT champions

Mens Results:

  1. Richard Harrison
  2. Neil Ashcroft
  3. Steve Mead

Ladies result:

  1. Helen Taylor
  2. Clare Hofmann
  3. Victoria Lawson

Helen and Richard were clear winners on what turned out to be another quite windy, and cool night on the Southmoor H10/17r course. Also congrats to 2nd claim junior Tim Allen who had the second fastest time of the evening with 21m36s.

Thanks to all the helpers and timekeepers for ensuring the event went as smooth as possible. Next weeks TT is on the Brightwell course.

Fairmile TT Results – 21st May

Henry Latimer from Catford Equipe Banks takes first on a warmish Fairmile course with Rob Gray (RAF CA) 2nd, and Tim Allen (RP Racing) 3rd. Fastest DPCC rider was Neil Ashcroft in 4th clocking 22m 34s.

Thanks to the Timekeepers, and helpers. Next weeks TT is on the Southmoor course and is the club championship 10, with a club social planned in the Lamb and Flag in Southmoor afterwards. Hopefully we’ll see a few of you there even if you are not racing.

Also coming up soon, our friends in Newbury RC are hosting a 12 hour TT (the only one in our district), so if you are not riding Sunday 14th June and could spare a few hours to help Marshal the event then please contact NRC secretary Rachael, further details are also on the forum here.