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.
Simon McGowan retains the Christmas cup in 2017
2017 Leiden Plaque
This year it was DPCCs turn to host the annual inter Oxfordshire cycling club time trialling competition and Harri James pulled out all the stops in creating a great event on such a stunning Bank Holiday Monday.
Congratulations were due again to winners Banbury Star CC, with Cowley Road Condors CC 2nd, and Oxonian CC 3rd. Thanks to all competing riders and especially to the many volunteers at the HQ, and marshals and timekeepers out on the course.
Photos on flickr here.
Full results here.
Club Hill Climb Championship – Sunday 27th
It was business as usual with the on-form Richard Gildea taking the 2017 Hill climb Championship trophy. This year Richard clocked an aggregate time of 7 minutes 37 seconds, and in doing so setting a new time up the Crays Pond/Flint hill climb.
Photos oh Flickr here.
Club 25 mile TT Championship – Monday 28th
A stunning morning on the Cumnor H25/17 TT course saw 11 DPCC members take to the start within the inter club Leiden Plaque competition. Richard Gildea was victorious, with Chris Boddy 2nd and Martin Stanley 3rd.
Leiden Plaque full results
Congrats to Richard Gildea on taking the win and taking another few seconds off the Wittenham hill climb course record with 2 min 16s. Tim Allen (TVIL) was 2nd just 4s in arrears, and Tim Rayment (OTCC) in 3rd, a further 10s back. Also many thanks to tonight’s volunteers.
Sunday 27th also sees the annual club hill climb championships up Flint Hill, Goring at 9.30 a.m. and Streatley hill at 10:30 a.m. Meet from 9 a.m. in Goring.
Race report here.
DPCC Open TT results:
Rob West 1st Overall and 1st Vet – 19m50s
Nick English 2nd – 20m02s
Richard Gildea 3rd – 20m19s
Rachael Elliot 1st Woman (New course record) – 20m59s
Jenny Simmonds 2nd – 23m36s
Claire Emons 3rd – 23m49s
Chris Hart Memorial results:
Stewart House 1st
Steve Mead 2nd
Martin Stanley 3rd