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Ali and Richard: 12 hours, 520 miles. WOW.

Formal times and placings TBC (‘procedures’) but their Garmins tell us that Ali and Rich clocked around 220, and around 300 (!) miles respectively in the National 12-hour TT on Sunday 17 July. A new club record for each of them, and huge thanks to Harri and Louise for looking after our riders and for live updates from a layby on the A31. Mersey Roads, anyone?

Age Group Winner Ali Vessey
300 miles and still ‘smiling’: Richard Gildea

Dunko’s off to ride the Tour! (kinda), so sponsor him…..

If he hasn’t told you already (where have you been?), Dunko is off on Thursday to Leeds to ride the first stage of Le Tour in the Grand Depart Challenge, where he is trying to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity (funnily enough).

Some of our members have been kind enough to donate in response to my post on the Club’s Facebook page, but if you’re not living in the 20th century yet (and don’t have a Farcebook account), here’s the link to read my story and donate if you can afford it.

https://www.justgiving.com/Duncan-O-Reilly

Press release pic

Above-(featured pic in today’s Didcot Guardian and hopefully tomorrow’s Didcot Herald)

I’ll post a story on here if I make it to the end, and we’ll be in Yorkshire Sat and Sunday if you’re up having a nose about. I think we’re going to look at the start in Leeds, then catch the bus/train to Harrogate later for the finish of stage 1…. I know Mike and Laura are going up too if you want to catch up with someone who doesn’t talk so much….

I’ll wish me luck!

2014 Calendar

Hi all,

The 2014 club calendar is now up to date and is available on your smartphone! If you would like to connect to our Google calendar, please use the iCAL link below. Alternatively you can use the direct link from our website menu bar.

https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/qmrf9ccijletchk5cdcneibd58%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

http://www.didcotphoenix.co.uk/?page_id=1453

Start planning your events now and good luck for the season!

Regards, Mike

Club membership

Hi all,

Just a reminder that this is the last week to renew club membership for the discount rate of £12! From 1st March renewal will be £15 so please send your forms to me this week. Forms can be downloaded from the ‘join us’ section of the web site.
Please email if you wish to pay by direct bank transfer or if you have any other questions.

Iain Kent (membership secretary)

Email: membership@didcotphoenix.co.uk

2013 Awards Evening

Thanks to all that attended the awards evening at The Bear in North Moreton on Saturday, and also to our Chairman Mike for presenting the many awards and to Laura for organizing such a great evening.

For those not in attendance the full list of awards follow:

DPCC Trophies 2013

DPCC TrophyWinnerTime / Points
10 MILE TT CHAMPS MENNEIL ASHCROFT22m 14s
10 MILE TT CHAMPS WOMENLAURA COOPER26m 15s
25 MILE TT CHAMPS MENSTEVE MEAD57m 23s
25 MILE TT CHAMPS WOMENZOE LUDWIG-TANTRUM1h 09m 54s
BEN OWEN BANJO CYCLES
CASTLE TROPHYROBERT BRIGGS / MICK FOUNTAIN 60 Points
CHRISTMAS CUPNEIL MORRIS25m 25s
CLUB RUNS TROPHYKEVIN STOPPS
CX JUNIORNO ENTRY
CX SENIORNO ENTRY
DAVIDSON TROPHY WILLIAM ANNELLS
ERIC COLE TROPHY ZOE LUDWIG-TANTRUM
FREEWHEEL COMPETITION CHRIS GILLIGAN
GARY STEPHENS TROPHYPHIL BROWN19m 43s
JUVENILE HILL CLIMBGILES CLARK9m 45s
LADIES B.A.R. ZOE LUDWIG-TANTRUM
LUPTON TROPHY MICK FOUNTAIN PLUS 2.457
MARTIN NEWALL TROPHYDAN ATKINS13 Points
MENS AUDAX MATT CHAMBERS
PEN TROPHY ROSS BENTLEY-DAVIES
SCRATCH CLUB TT TROPHY NEIL ASHCROFT64 Points
SENIOR HILL CLIMBRON SMITH8m 54s
SYCOTTA CUPLAURA COOPER / CLARE HOFMANN
WOMENS AUDAX NO ENTRY

New DPCC Records 2013

2013 RecordsNameTimeDate
10 MILE SENIOR TTPHIL BROWN19m 43s21/09/13
10 MILE VETS TANDEM RECORDSTEVE LUCK / NICK DRUCE20m 20s10/08/13

DPCC Standard Claims 2013

DPCC StandardNameTimeDate
10 MILES BRONZESAM DORKINGS23m 59s – 30/05/13
10 MILES BRONZEMARTIN STANLEY23m 57s – 14/08/13
10 MILES GOLDSIMON McGOWAN21m 16s – 06/05/13
10 MILES GOLDNEIL MORRIS21m 30s – 06/05/13
10 MILES GOLDPHIL BROWN19m 43s21/09/13
10 MILES SILVERWILLIAM ANNELLS25m 9s 04/07/13
10 MILES SILVERIAIN KENT23m 17s 04/07/13
25 MILES BRONZEIAIN KENT1h 1m 51s 08/09/13
25 MILES BRONZEZOE LUDWIG-TANTRUM1h 9m 54s 04/08/13
25 MILES BRONZEWILLIAM ANNELLS1h 7m 29s 19/05/13
25 MILES SILVERNEIL MORRIS58m 47s 30/06/13
25 MILES SILVERZOE LUDWIG-TANTRUM1h 5m 53s 30/06/13
50 MILES SILVERNEIL MORRIS2h 5m 55s – 14/07/13

Special mentions on the evening also went to Mick Fountain who became a Honorary Member of the club, and to Duncan O’Reilly and his wife Lucy for being instrumental in organizing the recent South of England Regional Cyclo cross Championships.

Martin Stanley
DPCC Secretary

Spring training weekend in Wales

Tim Davies is helping to co-ordinate a possible weekend of cycling in Wales.

Possible itinerary would be:
* Friday meet at say 5.30 and drive to Llandysul (post code SA44 if you want to find it on google maps). Drive time is typically 3 hours.
* Saturday morning longish ride
* Saturday afternoon activity
* Sunday morning ride
* Sunday lunch and then head home afterwards.

If you are interested in attending then please fill out the following survey, to help determine possible weekends and itinerary:

Spring Training Trip Survey

More discussion on the topic can be found on the forum here:

Club Forum

South Of England Cyclocross Championships 2013 December 8 at RAL

Hi all.

Un update on our Cyclocross event progress.

Now I’m feeling a bit fresher, I’ve had my head down and busy with organisational tasks week….

Venue and Facilities are locked in with many thanks to Sean Stewart (Ironman) and Ron Smith (our own man of Steel), and with a meeting with Paul, the Head of the Recreation Society to come early next week, things will tie in nicely.

We have a meeting for DPCC members at the Prince of Wales pub across from the Station in Didcot on Wednesday the 27th (1930), to have a catchup and plan anything outstanding over a beer.

On the weekend of December 1, we have the minibus and a trailer going up the the National cup round at MK to collect the kit for our race- anyone keen/interested will be looked after by the club for their efforts.

Generally, things are in hand- we’re blessed to have our thoughtful, wise and all knowing CX head man Phil Robbins with us on Race day (along with 2 other BC Commissaires which shows they’re serious about our race), which is always a comfort.
There’s banners and DPCC signage ordered, custom wristbands that will enable helpers/marshalls to access free refreshments on the day and I’m willing to take on board any suggestions that anyone has to make this something really special this year.

CX is the fastest growing discipline in cycling racing, and it would be great to think that along the way that DPCC will have contributed a little something special with our event this year.

And we’ll need your cakes to sell on the day! So start watching re runs of the GBBO, or call Claire H for tips.

SO, if Cyclocross has not been your cup of tea up to this point or if you look back at your season and say ‘what more can I do for the club?’, call/ email/PM or text Dunko and commit to helping out on December 1(pickup kit from MK), December 7 -1000 (course setup at RAL from 1000- you’re more than welcome to ride it when it’s done), or on Raceday December 8-0800 (marshalling, cake selling, sign on, scoring, course changes and repair and other duties).

I can guarantee the weather may be chilly, possibly a bit rough, but you will walk away having been a part of something at Harwell that I honestly believe will lead to International Cyclocross (yep), coming there within the next 2 years. Mark my words on that one.

Get in touch and help out

Dunko

Oh, and as little aside (which I can’t make as I’m going to the Thugby League at Wembley), Welleyn Wheelers Cycling Club are organising a bustrip to Belgium for one of the World Cup CX rounds… Heres the FB link. It would be a magic day out…
https://www.facebook.com/CentralCXLeague

CC241 – August 15th 10 Mile TT results

DPCC. CC241. August 2013.

Hi All,

Below are the results from our last evening time trial of the year. It was a damp evening but surprisingly quick conditions assuming you made it through the roundabouts in one piece!

Start TK Mark Winks
Pusher Duncan O;Reilly
Finish Steve Rowe
24 Aistis Simaitis OUCC 21:29
15 Rob Gray RAF CC 21:55
16 Eamonn Deeley Mid Oxon 21:58
20 Phil Brown DPCC 22:15
14 Mike Cooper DPCC 22:42
5 Neil Ashcroft DPCC 22:49
18 Ron Smith DPCC 22:55
27 Zac Purchase DPCC 23:25
26 Simon McGowan DPCC 23:41
19 Neil Morris DPCC 23:43
8 Iain Kent DPCC 24:06
25 Ben Reid OUCC 24:13
12 Sam Dorkings DPCC 24:17
6 Chris Gilligan 24:28
9 Robert Briggs DPCC 24:40
7 Ian Hillsdon DPCC 24:42
23 Steve Warwick DPCC 25:09
21 Jake Smith DPCC 25:12
10 Helen Taylor RAF CC 25:15
2 Simon Evans DPCC 25:29
11 William Annells DPCC 25:59
3 Kevin Stopps DPCC 26:50
13 Phil Prior OTCC 27:35
22 Jason Kwang DPCC 28:22
4 Tim Allen 28:25
17 Mitchell Purvis DPCC 28:31
1 Mick Fountain DPCC 28:33

A date for your diary- December 8 is our CX race this year.

Been a bit slow to post this up, but I know everyone in the club always pospones their skiing holidays so they can come along and help out with our CX. It’s up at the Rutherford Appleton Labarotries, where Swindon has hosted their Cx the last couple of years- the difference being that ours needs to be a Category A event. Setup will be December 6/7, with the race on Sunday the 8th of December.  Easy done.

It’s going to be a great venue- super terrain, superb support from the RAL site manager Sean Stewart and our man Ronnie Smith

The Course will be truly memorable- there’ll be a stair climb, and some really technical sections- befit of a championship racecourse.

We’ll spend some time at the next comittee meeting having some preliminary discussions, with a guest of the Central League CX Committiee leader there for a chat/brainstorm- any thoughts are most welome (just email or bang down ideas on the forum).

It’s the big road race at WOTG tonight, so I’ll be looking to our finest road lads tearing up the track and coming home with  podium placings (no pressure there then).

 

Dunko