Online at the DPCC page of British Cycling (BC). Click on ‘Buy Club Membership’ then choose an option. Please remember to update your emergency contact details
You must have third party liability insurance if you join group rides. This can be obtained via membership of British Cycling (silver or above), Cycling UK, or similar bodies.
You may purchase individual affiliate membership of Cycling UK for £24. Please contact Gary Lester at email@example.com for our club Cycling UK code, or if you have any other questions regarding membership or insurance.
Just a reminder that the DPCC kit (as worn by Gareth Davies for his recent CX podium, well done G!) is in stock at Mountain Mania in Didcot. They currently have lots of pairs of arm and leg warmers in stock, plus the gilets that everyone likes, bibshorts in all sizes (I know we’re not all double-hard, but you could wear them on the turbo) and jerseys in all sizes except small and medium. If you’d like a size that isn’t in stock, or XXS or XXL, please pop in and let Mountain Mania know so they can request it in the next order.
Earlier this year, Jared Jedynowicz of this parish applied to become a Pearl Izumi Champion. Last Friday, he was delighted to find out that he’s been selected from hundreds of applicants to join the scheme.
“Champions exist to support, educate, and inspire other cyclists through their committment to cycling, choice in apparel, community involvement, excellent beards and strong social media presence.”
(One of those may not have been on the Pearl Izumi website).
From February 2017, Jared will receive limited edition Pearl Izumi kit, online discounts, invitations to exclusive events, entrance to races, monthly fitness goals and expert tuition to really test himself. Cool, huh?
We at Didcot Phoenix are so far ahead of the curve, we can’t even see the curve any longer, and we believe socks are where it is at. We’ve found some posh winter merino socks that match our kit, and if 20 of us would like them, we can do a bulk order and save at least 15%: £16 a pair. That’s £8 per foot. Email (or get your mum to email*) firstname.lastname@example.org with your size by Friday 9th December if you would like a pair. We’ll only order if there are 20 of us (that’s 40 feet, for those of you working in imperial).
*mummy secretary, whom many of you met at the Barbury Bash, is a whizz with the internet these days, and it may be that your parents are similarly proficient and love you enough to buy you a present.
In recognition of 10 years of a cycling life less ordinary, our very own Matt Chambers received his Ultra Randonneur Audax award last weekend from ultra-cycling great Mike Hall. Matt has spent the last 10 years clocking up an unfathomable amount of Audax mileage on the highways and byways of Britain and the nearer parts of ‘abroad’. The Ultra Randonneur requires commitment, tenacity, and the ability to chat through all kinds of adversity. It is an extraordinary achievement. Well done, sir.
We want to know what you think. Are you perfectly happy with DPCC? Or is there something that needs to change? Are you full of ideas for the club’s future? Well, here’s a thing. You can tell us all your troubles (so far as they relate to buying club jerseys, turning up on time for club runs, and socialising with people who will always agree you need another bike) by filling in the simple and anonymous survey we’re about to email you.
If you haven’t received the link by the end of Monday 21 November, please email email@example.com to complain fulsomely.
Since the survey is anonymous, we won’t be able to offer you any prize beyond the fuzzy warmth that comes from doing a good deed.
Please complete your survey before Friday 11 December.
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.