Results from 8th April 2012 CC243

8th April 2012 CC243

Start Timekeeper: Mick Fountain
Pusher: Duncan O’Reilly & Iain Kent
Finish Timekeeper: Mick Fountain
Number Taker: Duncan O’Reilly & Iain Kent

010 Paul Lloyd Rides on Air 23:18
008 Ron Smith DPCC 24:05
009 Nick Druce DPCC 24:22
012 Neil Morris DPCC 26:12
006 Andy Harrison DPCC 26:15
005 Andrew Clark Private 26:23
007 Phill Stacey DPCC 26:31
004 Oliver Clark DPCC 27:20
002 Simon Hudson DPCC 27:52
001 Kevin Stopes DPCC 29:14
003 Kevin Wilkinson VC10 30:59
011 Steve Rowe DPCC DNF

To be published on TT results page shortly.

The Time Trial season has started

Today DPCC started its time trial season for 2012, with the Harwell Hilly lung buster.  Conditions were excellent and hopefully this is a sign on things to come…fingers crossed!  Top Didcot rider was Ron Smith, finishing second with a time of 28:31, to Mark Cox of Fairly United.  Results are now available on the Time Trial pages and next Sunday we continue on the Cholsey Hilly course.   See the Didcot Phoenix Facebook page for more photos.

Finally, in order to make these time trials a success, we need volunteers to help run each event.

Please let the club chairman know if you can help out on a particular week!

See you next week! DPCC

Club Runs April – June

To make the clubruns work it is vital that regulars commit to lead a ride in the upcoming months. Pick your favourite route/cafe-stop and let me know a date. I can then publish a Spring Schedule.

Please also note the 0900 start time from this Sunday onwards. April will be a bit disrupted by the two opening club time trials (including Easter Sunday), and the Abingdon Festival on the 15th. . So club runs will probably be back to normal for Sun 22nd & 29th.

Volunteering – more info
Yes, I know it’s a dirty word, but club events don’t happen without members contributing, and the clubruns are no different. If we get enough volunteers I can publish a schedule with cafe destinations for the coming months. This has many benefits – for one, we’ll waste a lot less time on Sundays when we could be riding our bikes.
So what does this involve? Just pick a café and a route, and make sure you’re familiar enough with it to navigate a group there. Choose your own route, or pick one we’ve used before from the maps page – you can take us to a new cafe if you think we’ve neglected your favourite in the past!

If we keep getting good turnouts, we’ll aim to keep splitting the group. With destinations published in advance, more of us can swot up on the route and then be able to lead a splinter group if required. Everyone should benefit 🙂

So, get your diary out, then get in touch – either on the forum or email

Happy pedalling,

Club Kit – Next order by 13th April

Hi All,

If anyone would like to purchase some Club Kit, please contact our clothing officer by April 13th.  Dave Rodger will be placing an order in the next few weeks, ready for kit to be available for the spring/summer season.

We have some Endura samples available for sizing but you can also check Endura sizes out in various cycling shops.

* Please note that the web prices exclude VAT and that if we do not meet the minimum order requirements that a 20% surcharge may be applicable

Please use the links to view the catalogue and DPCC order form 2012

If you want to make an order, please contact Dave:

Abingdon Cycling Festival Sun Apr 15th

I believe this is their 3rd year; they always have a big turnout and good weather! Ab.Freewheeling have invited us to get involved again, perhaps with a stand advertising DPCC?

I’ll be leading their ‘long’ ride. If anyone else fancies getting involved to promote DPCC, let me know. Bakon . It’s a great opportunity to let local cyclists know more about us. Perhaps a TT round the one-way system?


Freewheeling Contest – Sun 15th Jan

It’s the trophy anyone can win – mince pie consumption is a positive advantage! Usual clubrun start, with a gentle ride to the top of the course (which is a carefully-kept secret). Once the descending is done, a short ride to the cafe (probably Benson) will follow – the new champion can be lauded and doubtless accused of brick-based cheating.

Annual Awards Dinner – With Flavio Zappi as guest speaker!

Title: Annual Awards Dinner
Location: The Bear at Home, North Moreton
Description: It’s the clubs Annual Awards Dinner, with Flavio Zappi as guest speaker!
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2012-01-28

Once again it is time to take bookings for the club’s Annual Awards Evening, which is scheduled at the Bear in North Moreton on the 28th January 2012.  This year we have Flavio Zappi as our guest speaker and for those who don’t know him, Flavio is an Italian ex-pro cyclist who currently runs Zappi’s Cycling club in Oxford and continues to participate in road races throughout the UK.

Please can all trophy holders please return their cups and shields to Alan Allcock as soon as possible, ready for the engraving and presentation of this years honours.

Venue: The Bear at Home, North Moreton

Time: 19:00 (to eat at 19:30)

Cost: £23 (3 cources including service charge)

Menu and payment details

See you there!


[Additionally, if you wish to make an award claim, please email the following people by Friday 23rd December:


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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all .

Prior to the annual club dinner there is a committee meeting on 9th Jan to finalise the engravings etc. on this season’s awards. If you think you have won a trophy or want to claim an award please get the details of your ride (date/course/time) and where we can view any supporting evidence to a committee member by midday on Monday 9th of January 2012 so the committee can consider your claims.

As we have a very special guest to hand out the silverware this year it would be nice to celebrate your improvements and exceptional rides of the 2011 season with an award if you are entitled to one. The website has details of club competitions, standards and records (note-standards are only awarded if they are an improvement on previous standard. Therefore if, for example, you have received a bronze for ten miles in the past you will need a silver or better time to be considered for a standard award). Feel free to P.M. Mike Cooper or me via the forum with your claims if you don’t see a committee member on a regular basis.

A note for your diaries-the awards night is on 28th January. It would be great to see as many of you as possible there to enjoy good food and catch up with each other before the new season begins.

Regards-Nick Druce.
Club Chairman