(HOT) dates for your diaries

As we’ve had a few rearrangements recently, mostly (but not entirely) due to the Didcot Darts Team, please see below for the things you’ll want to be doing over the next few weeks/months:

Every first Friday of the month: social gathering in the bar at Boundary Park

AGM: Boundary Park, 7 pm, Thursday 8 Nov – agenda coming soon and please do come and stand for committee positions

Tuesdays from 30 Oct: Turbo nights at Boundary Park. Bring turbo and bike to set up from 6:30, whirring at 7. Tuesday chain-gang will move to Thursdays to accommodate this.

DPCC Cyclocross race: will be held in conjunction with Take3 at Dalton Barracks on 6 Jan

Rollapaluza: now 23 Feb at Didcot Civic Hall



Social nights at Boundary Park – Friday 14th

Through the winter we are going to have monthly social evenings in the bar at Boundary Park Sports Association. Come along for a drink and talk all things cycling. Past glories future plans.

The first night will be this coming Friday 14th September from 19:30, and then reverting to the first Friday in every month from October.

There will also be an opportunity to try on the new kit for size as Steve will be there with the kit samples.

DPCC 2018/19 Kit Try-on

Didcot Phoenix Cycling Club is pleased to announce the launching of our new kit design for 2018/19. The new club kit has been designed by Mark Grafton and managed by Steve Luck (DPCC Kit Secretary) and will be made by Kalas (suppliers to Team GB).

Steve is available at his home in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell at the following times this week to try on kit samples for sizing. Email or contact Steve direct to confirm if you wish to pop round and we will pass on address details:

Tuesday 6 – 8
Wednesday 5 – 8
Thursday 5 – 6:30
Friday 5 – 8
Saturday 12 – 5
Sunday 1 – 4

Alternatively please use the web form to view the design and products and place your order:

Order form and information

The future’s bright. The future’s a tasteful navy with orange accents!

Club 25 mile TT championship results – 27th August

Richard Gildea wins the club 25 mile TT championships held within the BMCC hosted Leiden plaque annual inter club competition.
Richard was fastest rider of the day with 51m48s on a far from fast day in windy conditions, but it was Bicester Millennium that took the club honours in the Leiden plaque competition. Harri James was 2nd DPCC rider with 54m57s, and Martin Stanley 3rd with 57m41s.

Thanks to our friends at Bicester Millennium for hosting the event this year.

2018 - Leiden Plaque - DPCC riders

Hill climb championship results – 25th August

Richard Gildea wins the club hill climb championships up the double header of Flint hill and Streatley hill on a relatively fresh Saturday morning, it wasn’t plain sailing though as Junior PPV rider Matthew Coulson finished 2nd just 6 seconds off the aggregate time of both climbs. Chris Sayer completed the podium taking 3rd spot.

Thanks to our Marshals and time keepers once again for giving up their time today and across the Club TT season and a special thanks to Simon McGowan for maintaining the results in the club TT database.

2018 - DPCC hill climb championship

Wittenham HC results – 23rd August, and Saturday social and club hill climb championship

Wittenham hill climb
Rich Gildea wins the first of the club hill climbs up Wittenham hill, Matt Boswell finished 2nd with Martin Stanley 3rd. Thanks to our Marshals and time keepers for giving up their time.

Saturday social and Club hill climb championships
Saturday 25th sees our annual hill climb champs which is a double header of Flint hill (Goring) starting at 09:31, followed by Streatley Hill at 10:31. Registration will be from 8:45 at The Swan in Streatley, and will also be the club breakfast rendezvous this week in preference of Benson.

And as ever we still need the volunteer roles filling to run the event, can you help?

Club 25 mile TT championships
Bank holiday Monday sees Bicester Millenium host the annual Leiden Plaque TT, which DPCC use as our club 25 mile champs, if you want to ride, please email our TT secretary.

Stadhampton TT Results – 16th August

Ron Smith beat Rob Vessey by a solitary second on a oh so very short Stadhampton TT course. Frank Schroer was 3rd, and 1st of the road bike riders.

Next week we have the first Hill Climb of the season up the Col du Wittenham clumps followed by an end of season TT Supper at The Plough, Long Wittenham from 19:30. Meet at Wittenham clumps car-park from 18:15 for a Hill Climb start of 19:01

And as ever we still need the volunteer roles filling to run the event, can you help?

Southmoor TT Results – Thursday 9th August

A 10 minute squally shower just before the start time meant the early TTers had far from ideal conditions for the first 2 miles of the Southmoor H10/17r course. Richard Gildea made the most of it, but was far from his course “best” clocking 20m 16s. Tim Allen (Spirit Tifosi RT) was 2nd with Tom Burnley (Thames Velo) 3rd.

Next week we have the final Thursday TT of the season before moving onto Hill Climbs. Stadhampton is the venue for an early 18:46 start, meeting on the green from 18:00 for sign-on. And as ever we still need the volunteer roles filling to run the event, can you help?

Fairmile TT Results – Thursday 2nd August

Martin Stanley was quickest of the night on a reasonably warm Fairmile course with 22m 51s, Rob Vessey was 2nd just 14 seconds in arrears, and 3rd was Darren Milligan (Abingdon RT) clocking 23m 15s on a roadbike.
The coming weekend also sees a number of our members ride in the National 25 mile Championships, fingers crossed for Alison Vessey, Rob Vessey, Henry Latimer and Chris Boddy for a speedy ride. Event startsheets: Women and Men
Next week we ride on the Southmoor course, and we still need a few roles filling to run the event, can you help?
And finally the club is also promoting an Open TT on Southmoor course on the 18th August with prizes for Men, and Women in scratch, vets, team and road bike categories. Enter here before the end of Tuesday 7th August.

Stadhampton 2-up TT Results – Thursday 26th July

Simon McGowan and Ron Smith were the strongest 2-up pairing on another warm and humid evening on the Stadhampton course. The pairing clocked 22m35s with 2nd place duo Rob Vessey and Martin Stanley 26s back, and first road bike pairing of Simon Evans and Paul Demicoli taking 3rd spot.
Next week we ride on the Fairmile course, and we still need a few roles filling to run the event, can you help?