This year sees Didcot Phoenix host the Interclub Leiden Plaque Trophy, a 25 Mile time trial which is handicapped using CTT rules. As with last year, we are also using the event to host the club 25 mile TT Championships.
It would be fantastic to see a turn out by DPCC riders, and given the handicapping system opens up the chance to win prizes to anyone.
Date: 28th August 2017 8/9am Start
HQ: Wootton & Dry Sandford Community Centre
Entry Cost: £6
If you’d like to enter, in advance of the event, please message email Harri James (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are also looking for some volunteers to help with the running of the event, which if you can help out with, would be much appreciated.
p.s Last year Paul Demicoli and his Banbury Star team won it, which we can’t have happen again!
Martin Stanley added to his road-racing palmarès with a win tonight on the Sires Hill (H10/15) TT course with a time of 22m49s, beating Anthony Atkin (23m11s) by 22s. Ron Smith took 3rd place with a time of 23m53s. Thanks to all TT helpers and timekeepers.
Next weeks sees us return to the A420 on the H10/17 Cumnor course, first rider off at 19:31.
Tonight saw the annual club 2-up TT on the Stadhampton CC118 course. Henry Latimer and Karla Boddy were the fastest pair on the night with a time of 22m05s, beating Neil Ashcroft and Mark Cox who set a time of 22m22s (all the two’s!). Team PhD (Ron Smith and Simon McGowan) beat Team Gildea (Richard Gildea and Oliver Gildea) by the narrowest of margins (1s) to third place with a time of 22m44s. Thanks to all TT helpers and timekeepers.
Richard Gildea was the fastest on a windy night with a time of 20m12s, with Harri James close behind in 2nd place with a time of 20m26s (a PB!), and James Barlow in 3rd place with a time of 21m38s. Thanks to all TT helpers and timekeepers.
A road closure affecting the planned Donkey Sanctuary course saw us return to last week’s Brightwell CC243a. Dr Neil Ashcroft was the fastest on the night with 22m58s, an improvement of 22s on last week, with Dr Anthony Atkin only 14s behind in 2nd place with a time of 23m12s. Dr Ron Smith was rounded up the trio of PhDs to take 3rd with a time of 23m50s. Mark Shoring was fastest road bike with 25m47s and 4th overall. Thanks to all TT helpers (including Dr Richard Gildea) and timekeepers.
James Barlow was the fastest of a hardy 10 riders that braved the recently “surface-dressed” Wallingford bypass, coming home in a time of 22m47s, with Neil Ashcroft in 2nd place with a time of 23m20s. Matt Lovelady (RAF CA) was fastest road bike (and 3rd overall) with a time of 24m16s. Thanks to all TT helpers and timekeepers.
Congratulations to new club 10 mile champion Chris Boddy (20:08), who narrowly beat Richard Gildea (20:12) to claim the trophy, with Harri James (20:42) close behind in third. Olivia Bentley (26:36) is the new club ladies 10 mile champion, beating Zoe Ludwig-Tantrum (27:06) in second place. Thanks to all of this week’s volunteers.
A lovely sunny evening saw 23 riders turn out for the first event on the new “Abingdon 10” CC272 course, thanks as usual to all our volunteers. Next week sees the club 10 mile championships on the Southmoor H10/17R course, first rider off at 19:31. We are still looking for a start pusher and ideally two people to help put the CTT signs out (there are 5 signs needed for this course) – please email email@example.com to volunteer.
Some of you may have noticed that with the start of the new club TT season we are trialling a new road bike points competition alongside the usual scratch points competition. We don’t currently have a trophy for this competition, but the club committee may choose to award one if there is sufficient interest in the competition over the course of the season.
Points will be awarded in a similar manner as for the scratch points competition, however, only people riding standard road bikes will be eligible:
In the club time trial series, points are awarded for finishing position, 5 points for first, 4 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 2 for 4th and 1 point for fifth. Best 14 scores to count.
Eligibility will be assessed by the start time keeper who will record on the start sheet which riders were on road bikes. Please make a note on the signing-on sheet if you think you are eligible as this will aid our bookkeeping. Criteria are the same as used for the annual non-aero/road bike TT.
- Disk wheels and trispokes
- Time trial specific aero helmets
- Aero road helmets (i.e. would be road race legal)
- Deep rim wheels
The current standings can be found in the club time trial results database. The results for each event will include a note of which riders were on road bikes, which will help comparison with riders on similar equipment. Thanks to Simon McGowan for the necessary updates to the database.