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Awards Awarded at 2016 Awards Evening

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.

10 Mile TT Championship - Richard Gildea

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

DPCC Trophies 2016

DPCC TrophyWinnerTime / Points
10 MILE TT CHAMPS MENRichard Gildea21m 34s
25 MILE TT CHAMPS MENRichard Gildea55m 57s
BEN OWEN - MENFairly United CT
BEN OWEN - LADIESZappi's Ladies
CASTLE TROPHYAlan Allcock73 points
CLUB RUNS TROPHYSimon Evans & Simon McGowan
CX JUVENILEGareth Davies
CX SENIORDaniel Atkins
ERIC COLE TROPHY Richard Gildea7m 52s
GARY STEPHENS TROPHYRichard Harrison18m 56s
LADIES B.A.R. No Entry
LUPTON TROPHY - VETS BARMick Fountain+0.958 mph
MENS AUDAX Will Vousden31 points
SENIOR HILL CLIMBRichard Gildea8m 17s
WOMENS AUDAX Miranda Bradshaw

New DPCC Records 2016

2015 RecordsNameTimeDate
10 Mile Senior TT - MenRichard Harrison18m 56s10th September 2016
10 Mile Senior TT - LadiesVicky Lawson24m 19s11th June 2016
25 Mile Senior TT - MenRichard Harrison48m 56s25th June 2016
50 Mile Senior TT - MenRichard Gildea1h 46m 11s23rd July 2016
Streatley Hill Climb RecordRichard Gildea2m 37s18th September 2016

DPCC Standard Claims 2016

DPCC StandardNameTimeDate
10 Miles BronzeChris Virgo24m 17s21st July 2016
10 Miles GoldHarri James21m 16s 25th June 2016
10 Miles GoldRichard Gildea21m 37s12th March 2016
25 Miles BronzeSimon Evans1h 5m 00s4th September 2016
25 Miles BronzeChris Virgo1h 3m 28s4th September 2016
25 Miles SilverRichard Gildea56m 50s2nd May 2016
25 Miles GoldHarri James55m 30s13th August 2016
25 Miles GoldMartin Stanley56m 00s19th June 2016
25 Miles GoldRichard Gildea55m 59s15th May 2016
25 Miles GoldNeil Morris56m 25s11th June 2016
50 Miles GoldNeil Morris1h 59m 13s14th August 2016
50 Miles GoldRichard Gildea1h 53m 29s8th May 2016

Full set of photos here.

Richard Harrison invited to ride for drag2zero

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)


Club Hill Climb Trio 2016

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.

TT round-up

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

Club Social
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.

Simon Evans
Social Secretary

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 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.

Weekend roundup and volunteers needed!

Hi All,

It was a busy weekend for Didcot Phoenix, with our Open Club 10 attracting a large field of riders and many thanks to all volunteers who helped run the event.  It was a successful afternoon on the Witney bypass with Paul Gamlin of Northover Vets Team winning the event in 20:08.  First DPCC rider was Steve Mead who had a time of 22:05.  Results can be seen via the link below.

DPCC H10/181 22/08/15

In other news, DPCC club member Phil Brown had a cracking ride in Wales beating the current club 25 record with a time of 50:04 and completing the top 10 of this hugely popular event.  Congratulations Phil for an amazing time!

Equally fast Richard Harrison was also in action this weekend on the super quick V718 course up in Hull…Richard finished the 10 miles in 19m 46s.

Finally, this coming Sunday is the club Hill Climb Championship.  There is a huge trophy up for grabs, but we are still looking for a time keeper to run the event.  Please contact if you are able to help.

Bye for now,



Weekend Round up

Sunday 5th July:
8 a.m. : DPCC utilised our friends at Oxonian CC – Open 25 mile TT on the H25/17 course for our club champs. On what was a perfect float morning with not a breath of wind, Steve Mead and Clare Hofmann emerged victorious as Mens and Ladies champions – 2015. Congratulations to Both!

Thanks again to Oxonian for a super event.

9 a.m.: The ever popular Club run with ~20 members led by Ron and Simon had a great morning ride to Waterperry. For the usual great weekly write up of the club run see our internal forum section here.

11:30 a.m.: 3 plucky DPCC riders were among a strong 80 man peleton in Kirtlington for the latest round of the ORRL hosted by Cowley road Condors. A great event again in perfect conditions, although a non racing incident on the final lap did interfere with the ultimate results, but Sebastian Charlesworth rode his luck and finished in a unconfirmed top 10 place.
Congratulations to Seb and the team.
Cowley road condor road racers. 7th for seb
More photos here.

Finally Richard Harrison took a drive up to to Hull to Ride on the now famous V718 course in a City RC event. Unconfirmed results again, but I hear it may be a new club record for a 10 mile TT in a monster time of 19 minutes 6 seconds. Looking forward to validating that as a club record Richard!
Edit results now confirmed, new club record! Results here and photos of Richard here.

As usual, if you have any cycling related activity you want to share then drop me an email here.