Inspired by women? Interested in cycling? Wanna hear inspiring female cyclists talk?
Purchase your drinks from the cafe from 7pm and doors will be closing at 7.30pm for the talks to start.
We have a Champion!
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.
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 Trophy||Winner||Time / Points|
|10 MILE TT CHAMPS MEN||GEORGE TOWERSEY||21m16s|
|10 MILE TT CHAMPS WOMEN||NO ENTRY|
|25 MILE TT CHAMPS MEN||STEVE WRIGHT||55m38s|
|25 MILE TT CHAMPS WOMEN||NO ENTRY|
|BEN OWEN||DPCC MENS AND LADIES|
|CASTLE TROPHY||MARK WINKS||64 points|
|CHRISTMAS CUP||TIM ALLEN|
|CLUB RUNS TROPHY||SIMON EVANS||38 points|
|CX JUVENILE||GARETH DAVIES|
|CX JUNIOR||NO ENTRY|
|CX SENIOR||MITCH 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 TROPHY||PHIL BROWN||19m38s|
|JUVENILE HILL CLIMB||NO ENTRY|
|LADIES B.A.R.||NO ENTRY|
|LUPTON TROPHY - VETS BAR||MICK FOUNTAIN|
|MARTIN NEWALL TROPHY||DAVID EMMS|
|MENS AUDAX||MATT CHAMBERS|
|PEN TROPHY - SENIOR B.A.R.||NO ENTRY|
|SCRATCH CLUB TT TROPHY||NEIL ASHCROFT||61 points|
|SENIOR HILL CLIMB||TIM ALLEN|
|SYCOTTA CUP||NICK DRUCE|
|WOMENS AUDAX||CLARE HOFMANN|
|25 MILE SENIOR TT - MEN||STEVE WRIGHT||51m 27s||14/06/14|
|25 MILE VETS TT - MEN||PHIL BROWN||51m 28s||22/06/14|
|50 MILE SENIOR TT - MEN||STEVE WRIGHT||1h 46m 40s||19/07/14|
|10 MILE JUNIOR TT - BOYS||GEORGE TOWERSEY||20m 52s||11/06/14|
|10 MILE SENIOR TT - MEN||PHIL BROWN||19m 38s||31/08/14|
|25 MILE SENIOR TT - MEN||PHIL BROWN||51m 16s||07/09/14|
|STREATLEY HILL CLIMB - JUNIOR||TIM ALLEN||3m 00.01s||21/09/14|
|10 MILES BRONZE||SIMON EVANS||24m 54s||08/05/14|
|10 MILES BRONZE||ANDY BLACK||24m 32s||03/07/14|
|10 MILES BRONZE||ZOE LUDWIG-TANTRUM||26m 27s||05/05/14|
|10 MILES SILVER||MARTIN STANLEY||22m 39s||29/05/14|
|10 MILES SILVER - UNDER 17||TIM ALLEN||25m 38s||15/03/14|
|10 MILES GOLD||STEVE WRIGHT||20m 06s||21/06/14|
|10 MILES GOLD UNDER 18||GEORGE TOWERSEY||20m 52s||11/06/14|
|10 MILES GOLD - UNDER 17||TIM ALLEN||23m 55s||29/05/14|
|25 MILES BRONZE||TIM DAVIES||1h 02m 37s||13/09/14|
|25 MILES SILVER||MARTIN STANLEY||58m 01s||13/09/14|
|25 MILES SILVER||IAIN KENT||58m 12s||20/07/14|
|25 MILES GOLD||STEVE WRIGHT||51m 27s||14/06/14|
|50 MILES BRONZE||IAIN KENT||2h 12m 52s||13/07/14|
|50 MILES GOLD||STEVE WRIGHT||1h 46m 40s||19/07/14|
Some photos of the evening:
Any awards or medals that were not presented on the evening can be collected from me, email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
DPCC Membership Secretary
Dave Emms takes the Freewheeling Trophy in what was a bumper turnout for the annual challenge.
Full ride report on the forum here
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.
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.
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.
Prosciutto, Napoli salami, grilled peppers, aubergines and courgettes, marinated mixed olives, Campania buffalo
mozzarella, Bruchette pomodorini and bread.
Roasted beetroot and pumpkin, fennel, marinated Marzanino tomatoes, Borettane onions, pomegranate seeds,
quinoa, chia seeds and baby spinach, with yoghurt and honey dressing.
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.
Double Chocolate Brownie
With Jude’s Very Vanilla ice-cream
Banana, whipped vanilla-infused cream, Jude’s vanilla ice cream, salted caramel sauce and white chocolate buttons.
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 … )
You can follow his ride progress on Strava here
Congratulations to Tim Allen, Winner of the Christmas Cup
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.
|9||8||James Leach||Imperial RT||28.20|
|12||6||Alan Shuttleworth||Altringham RC||32.53||V|
Just a quick note to let you know DPCC are planning a social night at the Prince of Wales pub in Didcot. Friday 19th Dec, from 18:00. Leave a comment or accept the Facebook invite if you are coming!
If you are a new member, or just an old regular, please come along and have a pre-Christmas drink with the club.
See you there, Mike