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.
Simon McGowan retains the Christmas cup.
On a bright sunny but very chilly Boxing day, Tim Allen (RP racing) had the fastest time of the day but clubman Simon McGowan wins the much coveted Christmas cup for a 2nd year on handicap. Robert Briggs finished 2nd with Paul Demicoli and Martin Stanley tied for 3rd.
The Christmas Cup Boxing Day 10 will run on the Fairmile Course, with the first rider off at 11:01; please arrive at the usual layby a good 30 minutes beforehand to sign on. Christmas jumpers optional. We have a full complement of volunteers and it is ok to give them presents.
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)
It was a great morning of TTing for the club as part of the inter club Leiden Plaque competition on the H25/17 course. DPCC was 2nd in the team comp, with Chris Virgo 3rd in Handicap comp, and Richard Gildea 2nd overall on Scratch.
Richard also becomes the Club 25 mile TT champion for 2016, recording 55m57s for his efforts.
Well done to all riders with many DPCC members having a go at their first 25 mile TT, on what was a far from quick day with a strong westerly. Lastly we would like to say a big thank you to Luke Souter and Banbury Star CC for a fantastic event!
The re-arranged date for the Clubs Annual Hill Climb championships is now Sunday 18th September. The championship event will take place within Reading CC’s Open Hill Climb event, so pre-event entry must be done via the CTT Website here by the end of Tuesday 6th September.
Many thanks to Reading CC for letting us ride within their event.
Richard Gildea finished 1st with a new Hill Climb Course record on the 3rd year of the club using Wittenham hill as a climb. Anthony Atkin was 2nd with Martin Stanley and Grant Goodall tied 3rd. All 4 riders were inside the DPCC benchmark set last year by Ron Smith who equaled his best in 5th place.
Club Hill Climb Champs – News
The Hill climb championships originally scheduled for 28th August has been delayed, we will publish a new date when we know more, so watch this space for more information.
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.
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
A stiff westerly wind didn’t deter the 19 club riders from the eternally slow Stadhampton CC118 course.
It was business as usual though for Richard Gildea, taking top spot in 21m 59s.
Next week we return to the Cumnor H10/17 course. Please Volunteer to help if you can, start time 19:31.