2017 Leiden Plaque
This year it was DPCCs turn to host the annual inter Oxfordshire cycling club time trialling competition and Harri James pulled out all the stops in creating a great event on such a stunning Bank Holiday Monday.
Congratulations were due again to winners Banbury Star CC, with Cowley Road Condors CC 2nd, and Oxonian CC 3rd. Thanks to all competing riders and especially to the many volunteers at the HQ, and marshals and timekeepers out on the course.
Photos on flickr here.
Full results here.
Club Hill Climb Championship – Sunday 27th
It was business as usual with the on-form Richard Gildea taking the 2017 Hill climb Championship trophy. This year Richard clocked an aggregate time of 7 minutes 37 seconds, and in doing so setting a new time up the Crays Pond/Flint hill climb.
Club 25 mile TT Championship – Monday 28th
A stunning morning on the Cumnor H25/17 TT course saw 11 DPCC members take to the start within the inter club Leiden Plaque competition. Richard Gildea was victorious, with Chris Boddy 2nd and Martin Stanley 3rd.
A great night was had by the club members that attended the awards evening at The Steventon House Hotel on Saturday evening. Many thanks to our Chairman Tim for presenting the many awards and to Simon Evans for organising such a great venue, meal and quiz. Full set of photos here.
For those not in attendance the full list of awards follow:
Good news! Becoming the fastest Didcot Phoenix rider called Richard has become fractionally easier, as Richard Harrison has been invited to ride amongst the great and the good at drag2zero. He remains the holder of the DPCC 10-mile TT record, with a storming 18:56 achieved on the V718 course last year.
We wish him all the best with his new team. Pop back and see us some Thursday night on the A420, won’t you Rich? We’ll be in the usual lay-by.
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)
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.
Club record Richard Gildea took a mighty big chunk off the Club 50 mile TT record on 23rd July on the E2-50 course in Cambridgeshire. Richard clocked an impressive 1h 46s 11s
Congratulations Richard from all in DPCC
There will be an end of TT season social at the Red Lion in Brightwell cum Sotwell on the 18th August 2016 from 8 p.m. onwards, if you would like to come along please take a look at the menu (here) and ring the pub direct to pre-order your food, hope to see you there.
Open 10 mile TT
Our Chairman Mike is organising a Open TT on the popular Witney H10/181 course on Sat 20th August
Follow the link here if you want to Enter, if you are not racing and have some free time, please consider Volunteering.
Club 25 mile TT and Leiden plaque
The date for the club 25 is now fixed on the 4th September on the H25/17 course.
If you intend to ride, you need to pre-register as its a combined event with Oxonian, Oxford City, Bicester Millennium, Banbury Star, and Cowley Road for the Leiden Plaque inter club comp (teams of 4 riders). We have a limit of 20 DPCC riders, so get in quick if you want to participate.
HQ Location – Dry Sandford Community Centre, to be open from 0700. Race starts from 0800.
Post on the forum, or email me at email@example.com if you want to enter including your age by Saturday 27th August. This will enable CTT standard handicap times to be calculated (for the Leiden plaque) and a start sheet formulated by the organizing Club.
Victoria Lawson has smashed the long standing ladies Club 10 mile TT record on the Liphook P881/10 course with fast 24m 19s. The ride wasn’t smooth sailing, with Vicky suffering a mechanical early on in the ride meaning she had to ride in a single gear!
Congratulations to Richard Gildea who becomes the clubs Hill Climb Champion 2015, Richard finished 3rd overall, with Isaac Mundy (OUCC) taking top spot with last years champion Tim Allen (now RP Racing) in 2nd.
Richard’s time up the Crays Pond Hill is also an unconfirmed Club record!
Thanks to the timekeepers and pusher today, see you all on our next TT on Boxing day.