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.
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:
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.
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 Saturday24th Jan from 7PM at the Crown and Thistle in Abingdon.
Menu – 3 courses
To Start – A selection of platters for your party to share
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 … )
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