Hefin Jones (Newbury RC) was quickest on the road bike only TT on the eternally bumpy CC118 course, Hefin stopped the clock on 23m22s. Will Vousden was 2nd 48s back, and Tom Sefton (RP Racing) 3rd. 4th place went to the fastest DPCC rider Neil Ashcroft.
Neil Ashcroft takes the honours and sets the fastest time on the inaugural use of the West Hanney CC271 course, Richard Gildea was 2nd just 44 seconds adrift, and Harri James 3rd.
Next week we move to the Stadhampton CC118 course, only allowing Road bikes and non aero kit: No TT bikes, No wheels with rims deeper than 50mm, no TT helmets with integrated visors, no clip-on bars etc.
Bit embarrasing he didn’t win but we still love him (mostly).
Regardless of what you may hear that wasn’t me who made the comment under his wife’s username under the article….
Big up JP!
I’ve written this in lieu of joining a frosty but beautifully clear Club Run (I’m going into work later).
Next weekend sees the final gathering of the Central CX league for 2012-13. The Culham event was the final pointscoring round, but this weekend coming (january 20), sees a team/club pointscore competition for the day.
All of the race times are the same, online entry is open and Dunko has committed to taking the minibus if he have a decent handful of riders, so transport will be all sorted.
Come along for a final fling on the Cross bikes for the year(until we have another race anyway), it’s really not an issue how many races you’ve done or what league you’ve been racing- come and have a roadtrip and a great day out…
Drop Dunko a line and we’ll sort out transport/pickup logistics etc as the week goes on.
Team Trisports at Hitchin will host the final non pointscoring event and przegiving On January 20. It’s an ‘all in’ race with team pointscores contributing to prizes on the day.
Dunko’s going to take the Minibus up, so there’s loads of room- there’s 4 of us so far, so let Dunko know if you’d liek to join the roadtrip and round out the CX season with a bang (and some laughs).
Coming up this Saturday is the first of a series of 11 Saturday morning closed course crit races down at Ludgershall in Andover. Entry is £10 for anyone with a BC licence and entry is on the day only. At the moment Nick, Sam, Will and Dunko are going and Dunko will get the Minibus we had for our CX weekend, so we might as well fill it up and go dominate (or flood the race with Didcot Jerseys at any rate).
We’ve targeted the Cat 4 only race at 1000 which is 20 mins + 5 laps and should be lots of fun.
Check out the link on the BC website and let me know if you’re coming so we can sort out meeting on Saturday morning (leave Didcot at 8ish) and I’ll need to email who’s coming to the army barracks so we don’t get shot at by the guardhouse.
There was much praise for the efforts of all the DPCC club members who put the course up at Culham for today’s race. Mick, Nick, Sam, Mitch, Laura and Mike, Will, Tom, Dunko and Big Neil went on over and got stuck in. Big Up to Tom who has put in some decent hours this year even though he’s not part of our motley CX posse.
The race went well today- Will, Mike and Laura (who won their respective novice events), Neil, Simon Hudson, El Capitane, Slimline Morris (someone’s a bit lean and hungry this year!), Ian Middlepeg and Pete Warwick all laid down the power on the course that may host our race come next year.
Thanks also to Mick Fountain who again came on over to help with the scoring, Mitch and Phil who heckled Dunko on the tannoy and Steve Warwick who looked on and cheered the boys and gals on.
We’ve scored lots of Brownie points this weekend for what they’re worth and showed how many great members we have yet again
Round 10 of the Central CX league is on at Culham this weekend and needs our help. It’s been moved to Culham at the last minute and I’ve offered to try to get as many of us as I can to help with setup on Saturday from 1PM. it will just be a matter of banging stakes in to mark the course- the taping is usually reserved for Sunday mornings to it doesn’t get blown about during the night.
So, if you’ve got a couple of hours to spare on Saturday- Mike and Laura, Sam, Nick are coming so far- drop me a line and if you need a ride over, I can organise that too.
I also think they’re seeking anyone who wants to help as opposed to race on Sunday to lend a hand.
And don’t forget that Online Entry for Sunday’s race closes at Midnight tonight…
Round 11 in the Central league is a non point scoring affair, but there’s a club/team event where the best 4 riders per club/team will score points on the day. If there’s a few of us, I’ll get the school bus and we’ll take a roadtrip to Hitchin (90 mins), so let me know.
See you on the weekend at Culham!