Congratulations to Paul Demicoli who becomes the new DPCC freewheeling champion.
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
2017 Leiden Plaque
This year it was DPCCs turn to host the annual inter Oxfordshire cycling club time trialling competition and Harri James pulled out all the stops in creating a great event on such a stunning Bank Holiday Monday.
Congratulations were due again to winners Banbury Star CC, with Cowley Road Condors CC 2nd, and Oxonian CC 3rd. Thanks to all competing riders and especially to the many volunteers at the HQ, and marshals and timekeepers out on the course.
Photos on flickr here.
Full results here.
Club Hill Climb Championship – Sunday 27th
It was business as usual with the on-form Richard Gildea taking the 2017 Hill climb Championship trophy. This year Richard clocked an aggregate time of 7 minutes 37 seconds, and in doing so setting a new time up the Crays Pond/Flint hill climb.
Photos oh Flickr here.
Club 25 mile TT Championship – Monday 28th
A stunning morning on the Cumnor H25/17 TT course saw 11 DPCC members take to the start within the inter club Leiden Plaque competition. Richard Gildea was victorious, with Chris Boddy 2nd and Martin Stanley 3rd.
Leiden Plaque full results
Congrats to Richard Gildea on taking the win and taking another few seconds off the Wittenham hill climb course record with 2 min 16s. Tim Allen (TVIL) was 2nd just 4s in arrears, and Tim Rayment (OTCC) in 3rd, a further 10s back. Also many thanks to tonight’s volunteers.
Sunday 27th also sees the annual club hill climb championships up Flint Hill, Goring at 9.30 a.m. and Streatley hill at 10:30 a.m. Meet from 9 a.m. in Goring.
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.
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!
The date for the 2017 freewheeling challenge is set for Sunday 8th January.
The hill has been carefully selected by defending champion David Emms and is Copperage Road outside Farnborough (in the direction of West Ilsley).
The main clubrun will stop at Court hill beforehand and gather at the hill in Farnborough from around 12:30
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.