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.
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?
Many thanks to all of you who attended the AGM last week. For those who weren’t able to make the meeting, please use the AGM link on the website menu bar. Password available from Club Secretary. As many of you are aware, I stood down at the AGM but am pleased to welcome Tim Davies as the new club Chairman. I would also like to welcome Vicky Lawson as Club Secretary, Gary Lester as Membership Secretary and Richard Gildea as TT Secretary.
Moving forwards, our next club event is the Nov 20th Cyclo-cross at RAL, so please keep an eye on the website for details. We do need volunteers to ensure this event is a success, so if you are available, please let Mark Winks know as soon as possible – email email@example.com.
Best regards, Mike
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!
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.
The last summer club TT of season and an almost perfect night on Fairmile CC241 produced a string of notable rides, with many riders recording PBs and course PBs.
Mark Cox (Fairly United CT) was quickest after taking full advantage of the conditions with a 20m56s ride. This ride being the fastest in our club database for Fairmile, congratulations Mark. Club members Steve Mead (21m57s) and Harri James(22m01s) were 2nd and 3rd, also securing course PBs in the process.
Thanks to the Timekeepers and volunteers for putting on the TT.
Next Thursday see the “fun” Hill climb of Wittenham Hill (if the planned roadworks in the area have completed), volunteers still required.
There will be an end of TT season social at the Red Lion in Brightwell cum Sotwell on the 18th August 2016 from 8 p.m. onwards, if you would like to come along please take a look at the menu (here) and ring the pub direct to pre-order your food, hope to see you there. Simon Evans
Richard Gildea took a mighty big chunk off the Club 50 mile TT record on 23rd July on the E2-50 course in Cambridgeshire. Richard clocked an impressive 1h 46s 11s
Congratulations Richard from all in DPCC
There will be an end of TT season social at the Red Lion in Brightwell cum Sotwell on the 18th August 2016 from 8 p.m. onwards, if you would like to come along please take a look at the menu (here) and ring the pub direct to pre-order your food, hope to see you there.
Open 10 mile TT
Our Chairman Mike is organising a Open TT on the popular Witney H10/181 course on Sat 20th August
Follow the link here if you want to Enter, if you are not racing and have some free time, please consider Volunteering.
Club 25 mile TT and Leiden plaque
The date for the club 25 is now fixed on the 4th September on the H25/17 course.
If you intend to ride, you need to pre-register as its a combined event with Oxonian, Oxford City, Bicester Millennium, Banbury Star, and Cowley Road for the Leiden Plaque inter club comp (teams of 4 riders). We have a limit of 20 DPCC riders, so get in quick if you want to participate.
HQ Location – Dry Sandford Community Centre, to be open from 0700. Race starts from 0800.
Post on the forum, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to enter including your age by Saturday 27th August. This will enable CTT standard handicap times to be calculated (for the Leiden plaque) and a start sheet formulated by the organizing Club.