Category Archives: Social

(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



Social nights at Boundary Park – Friday 14th

Through the winter we are going to have monthly social evenings in the bar at Boundary Park Sports Association. Come along for a drink and talk all things cycling. Past glories future plans.

The first night will be this coming Friday 14th September from 19:30, and then reverting to the first Friday in every month from October.

There will also be an opportunity to try on the new kit for size as Steve will be there with the kit samples.

Wittenham HC results – 23rd August, and Saturday social and club hill climb championship

Wittenham hill climb
Rich Gildea wins the first of the club hill climbs up Wittenham hill, Matt Boswell finished 2nd with Martin Stanley 3rd. Thanks to our Marshals and time keepers for giving up their time.

Saturday social and Club hill climb championships
Saturday 25th sees our annual hill climb champs which is a double header of Flint hill (Goring) starting at 09:31, followed by Streatley Hill at 10:31. Registration will be from 8:45 at The Swan in Streatley, and will also be the club breakfast rendezvous this week in preference of Benson.

And as ever we still need the volunteer roles filling to run the event, can you help?

Club 25 mile TT championships
Bank holiday Monday sees Bicester Millenium host the annual Leiden Plaque TT, which DPCC use as our club 25 mile champs, if you want to ride, please email our TT secretary.

Stadhampton TT Results – 16th August

Ron Smith beat Rob Vessey by a solitary second on a oh so very short Stadhampton TT course. Frank Schroer was 3rd, and 1st of the road bike riders.

Next week we have the first Hill Climb of the season up the Col du Wittenham clumps followed by an end of season TT Supper at The Plough, Long Wittenham from 19:30. Meet at Wittenham clumps car-park from 18:15 for a Hill Climb start of 19:01

And as ever we still need the volunteer roles filling to run the event, can you help?

Boddy: Bikes, Boats and Beer | Monday 16 July

Word has it there’s more than one sport you can do in cleats. Helping us bend our tiny minds around that frankly astonishing fact will be our very own Chris Boddy, GB rower turned DPCC tester.

What can we learn from Chris’s experiences of elite training (and now coaching) on the water and how he’s applied that to his civilian life as a time-triallist and all-round good egg? Join him at Boundary Park Pavilion from 7 pm on Monday 16 July to find out. FREE! (apart from the beer). There will be chairs, for we are nothing if not practitioners of the seated sports. See you there!


Club timetrials 2018

Thursday 5th April sees the club start its new time trial calendar, and this week the TT is at West Hanney with registration from 18:15, (meet at West Hanney village hall) with first rider off at 18:46.

Check-out the page here for course and season long information.

All you need is a bike and £3 if you are club member (£5 non-members), all welcome.

Club kit Sale, Welsh weekend in Llandysul

Club kit SALE!!!!!!!!!!!
Finally spring seems to be just around the corner, and it won’t be long until those legs make an appearance and the jackets gets peeled off. How better to celebrate than turning Oxfordshire orange?
DPCC kit is available from Mountain Mania and they are running a spring sale with everything running at 30-40% off the usual price.
Current size availability below
If your size is not in stock let a member of staff now what you want and an order will be placed once the manufacturers minimum is met.
Arm warmers (L, M, S) 15.50; Leg warmers (L, M, S) 19.99;
Men’s Bib shorts (XL, L, M, XS) 49.99; Women’s bib shorts (S, XS) 49.99;
L/Sleeve men’s skin suit (XXL, XL, L) 59.99; L/sleeve women’s skin suit (L, M) 59.99;
Gilet (XL, L, M, S) 49.99; S/sleeve jersey (XL, XS) 31.99;
S/sleeve skin suit (XL, M, S) 59.99

2018 – Welsh weekend in Llandysul
Another top weekend of riding in Wales organised by our President Tim, this year we had 2 full dry days. We’re all looking forward to being back in 2019!

2018 - Welsh Weekend in Llandysul

Saturday 27th January – Awards Night

Saturday 27 Jan. You’re coming to Awards Night. Why?

1) Watching Richard collect his own bodyweight in silverware* is always a blast.
2) We’ve got extra-special guest Rachael Elliott (fastest female 10 in 2017, fastest female 30 EVER, world Brompton champion, Zwift Academy finalist and inaugural world CVR winner) coming to hand out our trophies and do a Q&A with President Tim. Arrive early to avoid the media scrimmage.
3) Unconfirmed reports of a quiz for Ron’s table to win.

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*no actual silver was harmed in the making of DPCC trophies