Category Archives: AGM

(HOT) dates for your diaries

As we’ve had a few rearrangements recently, mostly (but not entirely) due to the Didcot Darts Team, please see below for the things you’ll want to be doing over the next few weeks/months:

Every first Friday of the month: social gathering in the bar at Boundary Park

AGM: Boundary Park, 7 pm, Thursday 8 Nov – agenda coming soon and please do come and stand for committee positions

Tuesdays from 30 Oct: Turbo nights at Boundary Park. Bring turbo and bike to set up from 6:30, whirring at 7. Tuesday chain-gang will move to Thursdays to accommodate this.

DPCC Cyclocross race: will be held in conjunction with Take3 at Dalton Barracks on 6 Jan

Rollapaluza: now 23 Feb at Didcot Civic Hall



ORRL 2017 round up

Armchair racing correspondent Vicky Lawson writes…

Ten events, squillions of gallons of sweat, and inexplicably, Phoenix didn’t win. Sort it out next year, chaps and lady-chaps, yeah?

Congratulations to the winners:

Men Individual: Greg Fitzek – Cowley Road Condors
Men Individual (U23): Greg Fitzek – Cowley Road Condors
Men Team: GS Henley
Women Individual: Aimee Jones – Cowley Road Condors
Women Team: Cowley Road Condors

We, small but mighty, were 4th women’s team and 5th men’s team. I feel a 2018 bird-off coming on.

We had some great performances to be proud of. The Hofley household – Martin ‘Stan’ Stanley, a magnificent overall 8th man, was accompanied by blushing racing debutante Clare Hofmann (12th woman). The Pittards: Laura 9th and James 14th (and second-placed U23 rider). Olivia Bentley, most recently seen in the Women’s Tour of Sussex, took 6th thanks to her podium in the Woodstock round. Harri James took 10th, and experienced lags (sorry chaps) Grant Goodall and Jez Hewitt rocked up to add a bit of mid-table respectability to the mix.

Now in its fourth year, the league overall has grown, with the addition of High Wycombe CC and associate membership of Oxford University CC, and included an ITT (ahh, civilised) from Oxonian for the first time.

The league couldn’t continue without all of the volunteers from each club who work really hard to put on races. The DPCC race this year was executed to perfection by directors David Emms and Simon Evans; if you fancy yourself as a bit of a Christian Prudhomme, there will be opportunities to run our 2018 event – come to the AGM on Thursday 19th October and seize power.

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

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

Autumn Newsletter

Club Badge
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Hi All,

The nights are drawing in, the days are getting colder and for the umpteenth time this year, my commuter clothes are drying after another downpour 🙂 Yes, autumn is well and truly here and you can even buy mince pies in the local supermarkets!

To all of us at Didcot Phoenix, this time of year means the following:

  • Winter Turbo Training – Every Thursday from 19:00 at the Brightwell Jubilee Pavilion
  • Sunday Club runs now start from 09:30
  • Cyclo-Cross – Continues most weekends over the winter
  • Members need a Club Fleece to keep warm
  • Trophy and standards claims submission date approaching

Winter Training
Once again we are holding indoor turbo training sessions at the Jubilee Pavilion and my thanks goes out to Robert and Simon for hosting these evenings. Details can be found on the club website and are a great opportunity to carry form into the new season, socialise with club members and enjoy some thumping old skool music! All members are welcome, with a cost of £3 per session and you don’t even need to own a turbo trainer. If you are interested, please email to confirm your place.

Club Runs 

09:30 start time from this Sunday 25th
Depressingly the clocks go back this weekend and with darker mornings, we start the club runs from 09:30 from Broadway. Full details of our club run agenda can be viewed on the website, with this week’s destination the New Herb Kitchen.

Following on from the recent club AGM, I’m pleased to welcome two new members to the Didcot Phoenix committee, as Dan Atkins and Mark Winks are sharing the CX Secretary role for the coming season. Both are active CX racers and you can see them racing throughout the Wessex and Central league series this autumn. If you are interested in taking part in a CX race, both will be keen to provide information about this type of off-road racing! It’s great fun, pretty muddy and a fantastic way of racing away from traffic.

Email if you are interested in taking part.

Après cycle wearClub Fleece
As modelled by Simon Evans at the AGM, the club is now selling fleeces which can purchased via If you would like to buy one of these items, please contact Simon.

Trophy and Standards Claims
As we approach the end of this cycling season, we start to look forward to our annual awards evening and the final events for the year. Details of the awards evening will be posted on the website soon, but beforehand all trophy and standards claims need to be submitted by the end of November. All first claim club members qualify for time trial standards and the various trophies available. See the Trophy website for details and if you have a claim, please let club secretary Martin Stanley know by Nov 31st.

Email for all claims

Many thanks to all of you who attended the recent club AGM. The minutes of the meeting can be found on the AGM section of the website. It was a great evening, not only with new members joining the club committee, but we also welcomed back old members, filled some key positions in the club and enjoyed socialising with teas and biscuits 🙂

That wraps up this newsletter and I hope to see you all on a bike soon.

DPCC Chairman

Didcot Phoenix CC AGM – 8th October, 7:30PM JubileePavilion

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 8th 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 1st October for including in the final agenda.

As a club, we are always interested to hear from members who wish to join the committee, whether it be helping to run events or to provide input in the running of the club. Currently we have vacant positions for Cyclocross Secretary and also Audax Secretary, so if you believe you can help in these positions, please let us know.

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

AGM & Weekend round-up

The club’s AGM is scheduled for October 9th starting at 7:30PM at the Jubilee Pavilion in Brightwell cum Sotwell.
The draft agenda for this meeting is shown below:
1. Apologies for absence
2. Minutes of the last AGM; held 10/10/2013
3. Annual Report
–        a. Chairman’s Report
–        b. Membership Secretary’s Report
–        c. Treasurer’s Report
–        d. Club Runs Secretary’s Report
–        e. Time Trial Secretary’s Report
–        f. Audax Secretary’s Report
–        g. Road Race Report
–        h. Social Secretary’s Report

4. Election of Committee for 2014-2015
5. Motions
6. AOB

Please come along and have a say in how your club is run!
We will have teas and coffees, plus a few snacks to eat. Should anyone wish to stand for any of the vacant committee positions, you will be more than welcome to join the team. We are looking for a new Audax Secretary, Social Secretary and potentially a new position as Mountain Bike representative.

For those interested in committee positions, or even to read previous committee meeting minutes, please contact our club secretary via the following email address.

Other Club news

On Sunday club member Rachel Pearce was in action in the Warwickshire Triathlon and placed first in the Sprint event with a time of 1h12m29s at the event held in Stratford.
Congratulations Rachel from all at the club!

Also on Sunday 28th there was a Clubrun with a difference, with two rides: Road and Off-road offered. Both leaving the Broadway for Court hill at 9 a.m. with aim of meeting as close to 11 a.m. at the Tea stop. For the result see Ron’s excellent write up on the forum and take a look on the club Cake stop pages for some Videos and photos of the off-road action.


DPCC AGM 2013 – Minutes from the meeting

Hi all,

Please find attached the minutes from last night’s AGM. The meeting was reasonably well attended and also a good social event, as it was held in the Plough, Long Wittenham.

Please also note our Annual Awards meal is happening 25th Jan 2014 – more details to follow over the coming months.

On behalf of everyone in the club, I’d like to thank Nick Druce for his time and commitment as Club Chairman over the last 2 years. Thanks also to Robert Briggs and Dave Rodger who stepped down from their roles as Secretary and Membership respectively.

2013 AGM
Photo from the 2013 AGM
Welcome Phoenix Cycle Club – From the Plough, Long Wittenham
Chairman Nick Druce – 2013 AGM


Laura Cooper
Social Secretary / Ladies Club Run Secretary

Didcot Phoenix AGM 2013 Minutes

Didcot Phoenix AGM 2013

Didcot Phoenix CC

Annual General Meeting Agenda

Venue – The Plough, Long Wittenham

Thursday 10thOctober 7.30pm

  1. Welcome & apologies – Minutes of last meeting
  2. Chairman’s report
  3. Membership secretary’s report
  4.  Treasurer’s report
  5.  TT secretary’s report
  6.  BC secretary’s report
  7.  Social secretary’s report
  8.  Election of Officers
  9.  AOB