National record holder Marcin Bialoblocki smashed the course record to win the Didcot Phoenix CC 25-mile time trial on the H25/17 course on the A420 between Cumnor and Faringdon in Oxfordshire.
His time of 45:49 gave him a winning margin of more than three minutes over second-placed rider Tim Cartwright of Newbury RC (49:08), with Chris Boddy close behind to take the final podium spot (49:20).
First woman was Suzy Patience of Banbury Star CC with a time of 1:02:34, while Deborah Davidson (Mickey Cranks) took second place with a time of 1:03:40 and Cyndi Goh (Oxford University CC) third in 1:04:11.
Gregory Woodford (+16:51) was fastest veteran on standard, with Rob West (+14:57) in second place, ahead of Danny Axford (+14:36) in third place.
The team prize was won by Didcot Phoenix CC (Chris Boddy, Richard Gildea and Martin Stanley), with a combined time of 2:36:10. Matthew Ridley (Oxford University CC) was the winner of the prize for being “closest to the hour, without breaking it”, with a time of 1:00:19.
The H25/17 course starts near Cumnor, and heads along the A420 through Kingston Bagpuize to Faringdon before turning around and retracing.
Thanks to Harri James for organising a well run and attended event.
1. Marcin Bialoblocki (NoPinz) 45.49
2. Tim Cartwright (Newbury RC) 49.08
3. Chris Boddy (Didcot Phoenix CC) 49.20
1. Suzy Patience (Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club) 1:02.34
2. Deborah Davidson (Mickey Cranks Cycling Club) 1:03.40
3. Cyndi Goh (Oxford University CC) 1:04.11
1. Gregory Woodford (Reading CC) +16.51 (52.43)
2. Robert West (AeroCoach) +14.57 (51.42)
3. Danny Axford (Arctic Tacx RT) +14.36 (52.03)
Didcot Phoenix CC (Chris Boddy, Richard Gildea, Martin Stanley) 2:36.10
Closest to the Hour, without breaking it: Matthew Ridley (Oxford Univ CC) 1:00.19
Full results here
Emily Mcloughlin and Chris Boddy were the quickest riders in the 2018 Club 10 mile TT Championship event on the Southmoor H10/17r course. Emily’s ride of 23m37s was also a new women’s club record, knocking 11s off the previous best time. Congratulations to Chris and Emily, and to the rest of the field on some very fast times.
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Alison Vessey made it onto the podium twice over the weekend. Intially picking up 3rd place in the Chrono on Saturday 2nd, and then placing 1st in the road race on Sunday 3rd for her age category. Steve Dunton also picked up 2nd place on Sunday in the road race for his age cat. Congratulations to Alison, Steve, and to Rob Vessey for riding both events. Am sure we all look forward to seeing Alison’s rainbow bands parading on South Oxfordshire roads.
25 mile time trial records
The club 25 mile TT record was broken on Sunday 3rd June, not once, but Twice! Congratulations to Richard Gildea first for initially knocking it down to 47m34s and then to Chris Boddy for taking it down another notch to 46m00s. Rich was 4th overall and Chris joint 1st in the event on the R25/3H course in Wales.
Fantastic conditions and superb rides both!
A massive thanks to the hardy TT helpers on what turned out to be a wet night on the Fairmile CC241 course.
The TT started dry but very quickly turned wet after the first mile out of Cholsey and onto the Wallngford by-pass.
Tom Burney (Thames Velo) recorded 23m09s for 1st with clubmen Martin Stanley 2nd just 4 seconds back and Sam Boulton 3rd.
Next week sees us return to Southmoor for the Club 10 mile Championships on the H10/17r course, first rider off at 19:31. We still need a start timekeeper, and pusher please email email@example.com to volunteer.
New course record for Harri James with a cracking 22m25s on a sunny but tepid West Hanney course.
Martin Stanley was 2nd and Richard Gildea 3rd just split by 2 seconds. Thanks to all TT helpers. Next week we return to the Stadhampton course, please park on the green and considerately.
We still need a few roles filling to run the event, can you help?
A slow start to the evening (the less said about that the better, eh, Paul Demicoli) did not prevent some fast times, with a number of all time and course PBs on the Southmoor H10/17r TT course. Richard Gildea scraped under 20 minutes by the thinnest of margins (19m59s) to take the win, with Tim Allen close behind with a time of 20m12s, and Henry Latimer in 3rd place with a time of 20m32s. Congratulations to Jonny Garrow (22m21s), Ed Dupee (23m18s) and Simon Evans (23m46s) who achieved all time PBs! Thanks to all TT helpers and timekeepers.
Next week sees us return to the more rural roads of the CC271 West Hanney course, first rider off at 19:16. We still need a finish timekeeper and pusher, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Some good weather saw a bumper turnout on the CC118 Stadhampton course. Mark Cox (Fairly united CT) was well under 22 minutes for first spot, with Hefin Jones just over 22 mins for 2nd and Tim Allen (Spirit Tifosi RT) and Pete Oliver (Fairly united CT) tied for 3rd with 22m 43s.
Next week we make our first visit of the year to Southmoor and still require a number volunteers. Can you help?
Cold and windy weather did not slow down Didcot’s hardy time triallers this weekend. An early morning in the Westerly CC event on the Marlow H10/22 course saw Chris Boddy take 2nd place with a super fast time of 19:34, with Harri James taking a few more seconds off his PB to take 5th place with a time of 20:21, and Simon Evans also PB’d with a time of 24:27.
New recruits Rob and Ali Vessey represented DPCC at the VTTA national 30 championships down in Ashford, Kent, with Rob continuing his fine run of form to place 23rd (after smashing several minutes off his 25 mile PB last weekend!), and Ali finishing in bronze medal place!
A chilly and windy morning on the Bentley H50/8 course did not prevent Martin Stanley and Anthony Atkin achieving Gold standard at the first time of asking, with times of 1:55:48 and 1:59:24 respectively. Richard Gildea took 5th place overall with a time of 1:43:50 to knock a further 48 seconds off his club record.