Saturday ride to Breakfast – meet 0930 @ Benson

Something new this Saturday – ride to a cafe for coffee/breakfast with other members.

See more details on the forum 

… but it’s very simple! No fixed route or start, just get to the caff with/without friends – ride 5 miles or 50, it’s upto you. Post here or on Facebook if you’re coming, and/or to arrange someone to ride with.



This proved very successful, with a dozen of us arriving by 5 different routes. We shall make this a weekly event – sticking with Benson meet to see how it goes. M

DPCC AGM – Minutes

Hi All,

Many thanks to all of you who attended the AGM last week.  For those who weren’t able to make the meeting, please use the AGM link on the website menu bar.  Password available from Club Secretary.  As many of you are aware, I stood down at the AGM but am pleased to welcome Tim Davies as the new club Chairman.  I would also like to welcome Vicky Lawson as Club Secretary, Gary Lester as Membership Secretary and Richard Gildea as TT Secretary.

Moving forwards, our next club event is the Nov 20th Cyclo-cross at RAL, so please keep an eye on the website for details.  We do need volunteers to ensure this event is a success, so if you are available, please let Mark Winks know as soon as possible – email

Best regards, Mike


Congrats to the 3 hardy club riders who took part in the Reading Open Hill climb, firstly climbing Goring – Crays Pond Hill, followed by Streatley Hill an hour later.
Richard Gildea came 4th overall (first DPCC rider), but more importantly becomes DPCC Hill Climb Champ 2016 and overall club record holder for both hill climbs! Great work Richard!

Richard Gildea combined time: 7.44.6 (Goring 5:07.9, Streatley 2:36.7)
Grant Goodall combined time: 8:50.5 (Goring 5:49.1, Streatley 3:01.4)
Ron Smith combined time: 9:02.1 (Goring 5:54.4, Streatley 3:07.7)


Club Hill Climb Trio 2016

Didcot Phoenix CC AGM – 6th October, 7:30PM Jubilee Pavilion, Brighwell-cum-Sotwell

Hello to all members of Didcot Phoenix Cycling Club,

This message is to give notice of our Annual General Meeting, which will take place on Thursday 6th October at 7:30PM in Jubilee Pavilion, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell.

If you wish to propose a motion for discussion, please send it to by Thursday 29th September for including in the final agenda.

This year I will be standing down as Chairman, following 3 enjoyable years in the role. With my young family in mind, I feel that our club would benefit from someone who is more involved in the regular club events acting as Chairman into next season and beyond.

Also stepping down this season will be our Club Secretary and Membership Secretary.  If you enjoy cycling with Didcot Phoenix and would like to put something back into the club, please let us know.  As a committee we typically meet about 6 or 7 times a year, at the Plough in Long Wittenham.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the meeting, where we will be serving refreshments and cake on the night!

Best regards, Mike

DPCC Chairman

Club 25 mile TT Championship and Leiden Plaque

It was a great morning of TTing for the club as part of the inter club Leiden Plaque competition on the H25/17 course. DPCC was 2nd in the team comp, with Chris Virgo 3rd in Handicap comp, and Richard Gildea 2nd overall on Scratch.
Richard also becomes the Club 25 mile TT champion for 2016, recording 55m57s for his efforts.
Well done to all riders with many DPCC members having a go at their first 25 mile TT, on what was a far from quick day with a strong westerly. Lastly we would like to say a big thank you to Luke Souter and Banbury Star CC for a fantastic event!
2016 - Club 25 mile TT championship and Leiden Plaque

Wittenham Hill Climb results – 25th August

Richard Gildea finished 1st with a new Hill Climb Course record on the 3rd year of the club using Wittenham hill as a climb. Anthony Atkin was 2nd with Martin Stanley and Grant Goodall tied 3rd. All 4 riders were inside the DPCC benchmark set last year by Ron Smith who equaled his best in 5th place.

Club Hill Climb Champs – News

The Hill climb championships originally scheduled for 28th August has been delayed, we will publish a new date when we know more, so watch this space for more information.

Fairmile – TT Results – 18th August

The last summer club TT of season and an almost perfect night on Fairmile CC241 produced a string of notable rides, with many riders recording PBs and course PBs.
Mark Cox (Fairly United CT) was quickest after taking full advantage of the conditions with a 20m56s ride. This ride being the fastest in our club database for Fairmile, congratulations Mark. Club members Steve Mead (21m57s) and Harri James(22m01s) were 2nd and 3rd, also securing course PBs in the process.
Thanks to the Timekeepers and volunteers for putting on the TT.

Next Thursday see the “fun” Hill climb of Wittenham Hill (if the planned roadworks in the area have completed), volunteers still required.