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.
Harri James was cream of the crop on a cool and windy Fairmile course clocking 21m25s, Henry Latimer (Nuun Sigma) was 2nd and Paul Lloyd (Fairly united) 3rd. Thanks to the helpers for putting on a great event.
Next week we return to Stadhampton and still require a number volunteers. Can you help?
Richard Gildea was the fastest of the riders that stayed on course clocking 22m05m, Mark Cox (Fairly United) was fastest of those that didn’t but still finished 2nd, and Ollie Taylor (Flamme Rouge) was fastest on a road bike and finished 3rd.
Next week (19th April) is our first visit of the year to Stadhampton for our annual Road bike only event, so no TT bikes or aero bars/kit is preferred.
Tim Allen (Spirit Tifosi) took the win and set a new course record on the first DPCC club TT of 2018. Paul Lloyd (Fairly United CT) was 2nd, with John Garrow (Abingdon Freewheelers) 3rd.
Thanks to the volunteers for giving up their time, and we still need a number of volunteers to assist with the next TT on the Brightwell course on the 12th of April. Can you help?
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!!!!!!!!!!!
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!
As its the first day of BST on Sunday 25th March, the clubrun will now depart from 9 a.m. for the “Summer” months.
Jared will be leading the ride to Court Hill:
Film night tickets now on sale here. £3.50 members. £6 non-members
Congratulations to Paul Demicoli who becomes the new DPCC freewheeling champion.