Ben Owen Memorial Invitation Time Trial – Thursday 21st June 2018

With the time trial season now started, it’s time for me to remind you all about the DPCC annual Ben Owen Memorial Invitation 10 miles Team Time Trial. This year the event remains on its “traditional” date (the Thursday nearest the Summer solstice), Thursday 21st June, with racing commencing at 7.01pm.

As in recent years it will be held on the cc118a course – starting in Stadhampton, turning in Watlington and finishing on the Chalgrove bypass. Teams of 5 riders (each rider riding individually) will compete in Men’s and Ladies’ competitions: with each team’s fastest 4 rider times being aggregated for the final team time.

Events such as this cannot take place without the help of Club members so I am taking this opportunity to ask you all (and feel free to press-gang family, friends, etc.) if you would consider giving up a few hours on the night to help with the safe and efficient running of the event: jobs required include marshaling on the course; helping with signing-on and number distribution; time-keeping; and serving post-race refreshments. And if you can’t make it on the night, but have some free time in the evenings leading up to the 23rd, you might like to get busy in your kitchen and bake a cake or some biscuits for the refreshment stall…

This is a charity event with all proceeds from entry fees and donations for refreshments going towards leukaemia research.

To contact me with offers of assistance, food, etc. please reply here or email

Thanks in advance.
Ron Smith.