And Club member Paul Solerti is once again organising the ever popular Childrey Spring Classic (60 miles, 18th March): Enter here
Avoid booking any foreign holidays for Saturday 5 August – we’re having a DPCC awayday to cycle round the Isle of Wight. Approximately 70 miles of riding, ice cream mandatory. More details soon…
Such excitement here at DPCC HQ. Hot on the heels of Swish and Chips (which didn’t suffer at all from being Swish and Pizza in the end), we’re pleased and proud to present: Aero Night.
Join us on April 12 from 6 pm for an evening at Mountain Mania Cycles in Didcot to eat the metric ton of aerated chocolate I’ve currently got in my car boot, enjoy your club discount, and hear from our two guest speakers (from about 7 ish): Mark Harvey from Take3 will talk about bike fit, and Xavier Disley founder of Aerocoach will talk about taking aero even further.
Elbows in, people!
All welcome for a social evening with a difference.
As everyone knows, one cyclist’s pile of disused things is another cyclist’s treasure trove. Therefore, from 6pm on Thursday 23 March, please attend Brightwell Pavilion with all the things from your garage/wardrobe/kitchen/bookshelves/spare room/cupboard under the stairs that have anything to do with cycling but that you (and perhaps your dear family) don’t have the time to love.
There will be two tables: free to a good home, and items you’ve labelled with a price and your name.
We’ll dispatch someone on a chipshop run to ensure no-one flags, and we can rummage and negotiate long into the night.
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:
DPCC Trophies 2016
|DPCC Trophy||Winner||Time / Points|
|10 MILE TT CHAMPS MEN||Richard Gildea||21m 34s|
|10 MILE TT CHAMPS WOMEN||No Entry|
|25 MILE TT CHAMPS MEN||Richard Gildea||55m 57s|
|25 MILE TT CHAMPS WOMEN||No Entry|
|BEN OWEN - MEN||Fairly United CT|
|BEN OWEN - LADIES||Zappi's Ladies|
|CASTLE TROPHY||Alan Allcock||73 points|
|CHRISTMAS CUP||Simon McGowan|
|CLUB RUNS TROPHY||Simon Evans & Simon McGowan|
|CX JUVENILE||Gareth Davies|
|CX JUNIOR||No Entry|
|CX SENIOR||Daniel Atkins|
|CX VETERANS||Mitch Purvis|
|DAVIDSON TROPHY - JUVENILE B.A.R.||No Entry|
|JUNIOR B.A.R.||No Entry|
|ERIC COLE TROPHY||Richard Gildea||7m 52s|
|FREEWHEEL COMPETITION||Chris Gilligan|
|GARY STEPHENS TROPHY||Richard Harrison||18m 56s|
|JUVENILE HILL CLIMB||No Entry|
|LADIES B.A.R.||No Entry|
|LUPTON TROPHY - VETS BAR||Mick Fountain||+0.958 mph
|MARTIN NEWALL TROPHY||Anthony Atkin|
|MENS AUDAX||Will Vousden||31 points|
|PEN TROPHY - SENIOR B.A.R.||NO ENTRY|
|SCRATCH CLUB TT TROPHY||Richard Gildea|
|SENIOR HILL CLIMB||Richard Gildea||8m 17s|
|SYCOTTA CUP||Ron Smith|
|WOMENS AUDAX||Miranda Bradshaw|
|STAN MACIAK CHALLENGE||Chris Virgo|
New DPCC Records 2016
|10 Mile Senior TT - Men||Richard Harrison||18m 56s||10th September 2016|
|10 Mile Senior TT - Ladies||Vicky Lawson||24m 19s||11th June 2016|
|25 Mile Senior TT - Men||Richard Harrison||48m 56s||25th June 2016|
|50 Mile Senior TT - Men||Richard Gildea||1h 46m 11s||23rd July 2016|
|Streatley Hill Climb Record||Richard Gildea||2m 37s||18th September 2016|
DPCC Standard Claims 2016
|10 Miles Bronze||Chris Virgo||24m 17s||21st July 2016|
|10 Miles Gold||Harri James||21m 16s||25th June 2016|
|10 Miles Gold||Richard Gildea||21m 37s||12th March 2016|
|25 Miles Bronze||Simon Evans||1h 5m 00s||4th September 2016|
|25 Miles Bronze||Chris Virgo||1h 3m 28s||4th September 2016|
|25 Miles Silver||Richard Gildea||56m 50s||2nd May 2016|
|25 Miles Gold||Harri James||55m 30s||13th August 2016|
|25 Miles Gold||Martin Stanley||56m 00s||19th June 2016|
|25 Miles Gold||Richard Gildea||55m 59s||15th May 2016|
|25 Miles Gold||Neil Morris||56m 25s||11th June 2016|
|50 Miles Gold||Neil Morris||1h 59m 13s||14th August 2016|
|50 Miles Gold||Richard Gildea||1h 53m 29s||8th May 2016|
Full set of photos here.
A quick request for everyone who’d like to attend awards dinner to let Simon Evans have your menu choices as soon as possible using this form – he has to get final numbers to the venue ASAP. Thank you!
Chris Gilligan fought off a strong field of 20+ coasters, to take back the Freewheeling challenge trophy from 2 times winner David Emms who could only manage 4th behind Rich Gildea 2nd, and Paul Demicoli 3rd.
Chris now 2 times winner himself, revealed his last minute training plan in Court Hill whilst eating “4” cakes involved a Saturday night curry, and pre-clubrun Chicken pie for breakfast!
Something new this Saturday – ride to a cafe for coffee/breakfast with other members.
See more details on the forum
… but it’s very simple! No fixed route or start, just get to the caff with/without friends – ride 5 miles or 50, it’s upto you. Post here or on Facebook if you’re coming, and/or to arrange someone to ride with.
This proved very successful, with a dozen of us arriving by 5 different routes. We shall make this a weekly event – sticking with Benson meet to see how it goes. M
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
End season social/ride at Swinley Forest on September 17th. Join us for mountain biking and go ape treetop adenture. Please message or email me to book go ape – I need to make a reservation soon to get a time slot booked.
Also let me know (but not as urgent) if you are planning to come for picnic and /or mountain biking to get an idea of numbers.