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Autumn Newsletter

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Hi All,

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

Winter Training
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 turbos@didcotphoenix.co.uk to confirm your place.

Club Runs 

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.

Cyclo-Cross
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.

Email cx@didcotphoenix.co.uk if you are interested in taking part.

Après cycle wearClub Fleece
As modelled by Simon Evans at the AGM, the club is now selling fleeces which can purchased via clothing@didcotphoenix.co.uk. 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.

Email secretary@didcotphoenix.co.uk for all claims

AGM
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.

Mike
DPCC Chairman

Weekend roundup and volunteers needed!

Hi All,

It was a busy weekend for Didcot Phoenix, with our Open Club 10 attracting a large field of riders and many thanks to all volunteers who helped run the event.  It was a successful afternoon on the Witney bypass with Paul Gamlin of Northover Vets Team winning the event in 20:08.  First DPCC rider was Steve Mead who had a time of 22:05.  Results can be seen via the link below.

DPCC H10/181 22/08/15

In other news, DPCC club member Phil Brown had a cracking ride in Wales beating the current club 25 record with a time of 50:04 and completing the top 10 of this hugely popular event.  Congratulations Phil for an amazing time!

Equally fast Richard Harrison was also in action this weekend on the super quick V718 course up in Hull…Richard finished the 10 miles in 19m 46s.

Finally, this coming Sunday is the club Hill Climb Championship.  There is a huge trophy up for grabs, but we are still looking for a time keeper to run the event.  Please contact timetrials@didcotphoenix.co.uk if you are able to help.

Bye for now,

Mike

 

2015 Club Championship 10 mile TT results

Congratulations to Richard Harrison and Helen Taylor on becoming 2015 Mens and Ladies 10 mile TT champions!

TT champions

Mens Results:

  1. Richard Harrison
  2. Neil Ashcroft
  3. Steve Mead

Ladies result:

  1. Helen Taylor
  2. Clare Hofmann
  3. Victoria Lawson

Helen and Richard were clear winners on what turned out to be another quite windy, and cool night on the Southmoor H10/17r course. Also congrats to 2nd claim junior Tim Allen who had the second fastest time of the evening with 21m36s.

Thanks to all the helpers and timekeepers for ensuring the event went as smooth as possible. Next weeks TT is on the Brightwell course.

Cyclocross – end of season Round-up

We have a Champion!

Wessex league 65+vets cyclocross champion 2014/15 - Richard Abbott

Richard Abbott finished off an impressive season of cyclocross in the Wessex league by taking the honours in the Vets 65+ category, Richard raced in 12 of the 14 rounds of the league.

Congratulations Richard from all in DPCC.

Also racing throughout the CX season, DPCC had strong representation in many other categories in the Wessex league and Central league.

Photos of the Wessex prize presentation evening can be found here, and full list of prize winners from the Wessex league here.

2014 – AWARDS EVENING

Thanks to all that attended the awards evening at The Crown and Thistle in Abingdon upon Thames on Saturday evening, and also to our Chairman Mike for presenting the many awards and to Laura and Simon Evans for organising such a great venue, meal and quiz.

For those not in attendance the full list of awards follow:

DPCC Trophies 2014

DPCC TrophyWinnerTime / Points
10 MILE TT CHAMPS MENGEORGE TOWERSEY21m16s
10 MILE TT CHAMPS WOMENNO ENTRY
25 MILE TT CHAMPS MENSTEVE WRIGHT55m38s
25 MILE TT CHAMPS WOMENNO ENTRY
BEN OWEN DPCC MENS AND LADIES
CASTLE TROPHYMARK WINKS64 points
CHRISTMAS CUPTIM ALLEN
CLUB RUNS TROPHYSIMON EVANS38 points
CX JUVENILEGARETH DAVIES
CX JUNIORNO ENTRY
CX SENIORMITCH PURVIS
DAVIDSON TROPHY - JUVENILE B.A.R.NO ENTRY
JUNIOR B.A.R.NO ENTRY
ERIC COLE TROPHY IAIN KENT+3.31 (1.01.51 2013 58.12 2014)
FREEWHEEL COMPETITION DAVID EMMS
GARY STEPHENS TROPHYPHIL BROWN19m38s
JUVENILE HILL CLIMBNO ENTRY
LADIES B.A.R. NO ENTRY
LUPTON TROPHY - VETS BARMICK FOUNTAIN
MARTIN NEWALL TROPHYDAVID EMMS
MENS AUDAX MATT CHAMBERS
PEN TROPHY - SENIOR B.A.R.NO ENTRY
SCRATCH CLUB TT TROPHY NEIL ASHCROFT61 points
SENIOR HILL CLIMBTIM ALLEN
SYCOTTA CUPNICK DRUCE
WOMENS AUDAX CLARE HOFMANN

New DPCC Records 2014

2014 RecordsNameTimeDate
25 MILE SENIOR TT - MENSTEVE WRIGHT51m 27s14/06/14
25 MILE VETS TT - MENPHIL BROWN51m 28s22/06/14
50 MILE SENIOR TT - MENSTEVE WRIGHT1h 46m 40s 19/07/14
10 MILE JUNIOR TT - BOYSGEORGE TOWERSEY20m 52s11/06/14
10 MILE SENIOR TT - MENPHIL BROWN19m 38s31/08/14
25 MILE SENIOR TT - MENPHIL BROWN51m 16s07/09/14
STREATLEY HILL CLIMB - JUNIORTIM ALLEN3m 00.01s21/09/14

DPCC Standard Claims 2014

DPCC StandardNameTimeDate
10 MILES BRONZESIMON EVANS24m 54s08/05/14
10 MILES BRONZEANDY BLACK24m 32s03/07/14
10 MILES BRONZEZOE LUDWIG-TANTRUM26m 27s05/05/14
10 MILES SILVERMARTIN STANLEY22m 39s29/05/14
10 MILES SILVER - UNDER 17TIM ALLEN25m 38s15/03/14
10 MILES GOLDSTEVE WRIGHT20m 06s21/06/14
10 MILES GOLD UNDER 18GEORGE TOWERSEY20m 52s11/06/14
10 MILES GOLD - UNDER 17TIM ALLEN23m 55s29/05/14
25 MILES BRONZETIM DAVIES1h 02m 37s13/09/14
25 MILES SILVERMARTIN STANLEY58m 01s13/09/14
25 MILES SILVERIAIN KENT58m 12s20/07/14
25 MILES GOLDSTEVE WRIGHT51m 27s14/06/14
50 MILES BRONZEIAIN KENT2h 12m 52s13/07/14
50 MILES GOLDSTEVE WRIGHT1h 46m 40s19/07/14

Some photos of the evening:

Any awards or medals that were not presented on the evening can be collected from me, email secretary@didcotphoenix.co.uk

Martin Stanley
DPCC Secretary

DPCC 2015 Awards Evening – 24th Jan 7PM – Crown and Thistle, Abingdon

Happy New Year and I hope 2015 proves be a fantastic cycling year for you all!

We are only a few weeks away from our annual Awards Evening and so we need to start collecting reservations for this event as soon as possible.  If you would like to come along, please let us know via the social email address or website forum.

DPCC Awards Evening
DPCC 2015 Awards Evening

Cash or cheques, made payable to Didcot Phoenix, should be given to Martin “Stan” Stanley (Club Secretary) or Laura Cooper (Club Treasurer).  Stan will be at the Brighwell Pavilion each Thursday during the winter turbo sessions, or cheques can be dropped into Laura in Culham.

We are heading to a new venue this year, and with more space please feel free to invite your partner along as well.  As well as the awards presentations, we will also be running a quiz.

It’s a great social night, so please come and join us on Saturday 24th Jan from 7PM at the Crown and Thistle in Abingdon.

Menu – 3 courses

To Start – A selection of platters for your party to share

Antipasto Misto
Prosciutto, Napoli salami, grilled peppers, aubergines and courgettes, marinated mixed olives, Campania buffalo
mozzarella, Bruchette pomodorini and bread.

Main Course

Superfood Salad
Roasted beetroot and pumpkin, fennel, marinated Marzanino tomatoes, Borettane onions, pomegranate seeds,
quinoa, chia seeds and baby spinach, with yoghurt and honey dressing.

House Burger
Melted cheese on a British steak burger in a brioche bun with pickled cucumber, tomato, lettuce, ketchup and mustard
mayonnaise and house fries.

Grilled Salmon Fillet
Buttered tenderstem broccoli, rosemary and garlic crushed new potatoes, hollandaise or sweet chilli sauce.

Fungi Al Forno
Penne pasta and mushrooms in a creamy porcini sauce, topped with Grana Padano and baked.

Puddings

Double Chocolate Brownie
With Jude’s Very Vanilla ice-cream

Banoffee Mess
Banana, whipped vanilla-infused cream, Jude’s vanilla ice cream, salted caramel sauce and white chocolate buttons.

Best regards,

Mike

DPCC Chairman