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.
Club record 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 email@example.com 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.
Thanks to all that attended the awards evening at The Steventon House Hotel on Saturday evening, and also to our Chairman Mike and Shane Maciak for presenting the many awards and to Simon Evans for organising such a great venue, meal and quiz.
For those not in attendance the full list of awards follow:
The nights are drawing in, the days are getting colder and for the umpteenth time this year, my commuter clothes are drying after another downpour 🙂 Yes, autumn is well and truly here and you can even buy mince pies in the local supermarkets!
To all of us at Didcot Phoenix, this time of year means the following:
Winter Turbo Training – Every Thursday from 19:00 at the Brightwell Jubilee Pavilion
Sunday Club runs now start from 09:30
Cyclo-Cross – Continues most weekends over the winter
Members need a Club Fleece to keep warm
Trophy and standards claims submission date approaching
Once again we are holding indoor turbo training sessions at the Jubilee Pavilion and my thanks goes out to Robert and Simon for hosting these evenings. Details can be found on the club website and are a great opportunity to carry form into the new season, socialise with club members and enjoy some thumping old skool music! All members are welcome, with a cost of £3 per session and you don’t even need to own a turbo trainer. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your place.
09:30 start time from this Sunday 25th
Depressingly the clocks go back this weekend and with darker mornings, we start the club runs from 09:30 from Broadway. Full details of our club run agenda can be viewed on the website, with this week’s destination the New Herb Kitchen.
Following on from the recent club AGM, I’m pleased to welcome two new members to the Didcot Phoenix committee, as Dan Atkins and Mark Winks are sharing the CX Secretary role for the coming season. Both are active CX racers and you can see them racing throughout the Wessex and Central league series this autumn. If you are interested in taking part in a CX race, both will be keen to provide information about this type of off-road racing! It’s great fun, pretty muddy and a fantastic way of racing away from traffic.
As modelled by Simon Evans at the AGM, the club is now selling fleeces which can purchased via email@example.com. If you would like to buy one of these items, please contact Simon.
Trophy and Standards Claims
As we approach the end of this cycling season, we start to look forward to our annual awards evening and the final events for the year. Details of the awards evening will be posted on the website soon, but beforehand all trophy and standards claims need to be submitted by the end of November. All first claim club members qualify for time trial standards and the various trophies available. See the Trophy website for details and if you have a claim, please let club secretary Martin Stanley know by Nov 31st.
Many thanks to all of you who attended the recent club AGM. The minutes of the meeting can be found on the AGM section of the website. It was a great evening, not only with new members joining the club committee, but we also welcomed back old members, filled some key positions in the club and enjoyed socialising with teas and biscuits 🙂
That wraps up this newsletter and I hope to see you all on a bike soon.
Congratulations to Richard Gildea who becomes the clubs Hill Climb Champion 2015, Richard finished 3rd overall, with Isaac Mundy (OUCC) taking top spot with last years champion Tim Allen (now RP Racing) in 2nd.
Richard’s time up the Crays Pond Hill is also an unconfirmed Club record!
Thanks to the timekeepers and pusher today, see you all on our next TT on Boxing day.