DPCC – Revised AGM Date – 20th October

Dear all,

Please take note of the revised date for this years club AGM, to be held at the Jubilee Pavilian in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell 8PM on the 20th October.

A provisional agenda can be found below:

Any members wishing to add to the agenda are welcome to do so, via the forum or comments on this page. Alternatively you can email the club chairman – chairman@didcotphoenix.co.uk

1. Welcome and Apologies
2. Chairman’s Report
3. Membership Secretary’s Report
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. TT Secretary’s Report
6. BCF Secretary’s Report
7. Touring/Club Run Report
8. Social Secretary’s Report
9. Events in 2012
10.Election of Committee
11.Proposal to Meeting by Committee for Adoption by Club:

“The committee propose to raise the club membership fee to £25 to
include affiliate membership of the CTC. The price will remain the same
for Juniors and students. If proof of independent membership of CTC or
BC is provided the cost will be £13.”

12.Proposals From the Floor
13.Any Other Business

Rocket Ron wins the DPCC Hill Climb

Well done to Ron Smith, who beat Mike Cooper, to win the coveted DPCC Hill Climb Trophy – Ron, you will need to clear some serious mantelshelf space now, as the trophy is huge! Results below. 13 riders took part climbing up to Crays Pond and also up the formidable Streatley Hill. Conditions were dry for the first climb, but come the second climb the heavens opened and all cyclists were basically cycling up a stream!

1. Ron Smith – 8:52 DPCC
2. Mike Cooper – 9:29 DPCC
3. Xavier Dirsley – 9:42 Birmingham Uni
4. Andy Clark – 9:56 DPCC
5. Lee Gallop – 9:59 BikeLux Progression
6. Duncan O’Reilly – 10:07 DPCC
7. Simon McGowan – 10:22 DPCC
8. Olly Clark – 10:23 DPCC
9. Max Brown – 10:32 DPCC
10. Rob Gray – 10:38 RAF
11. Paul Wilson – 10:57 DPCC
12. Bill (sorry couldn’t read your surname!) – 11:26 DPCC
13. Simon Gibbs – 11:36 DPCC

That makes Ron ‘Rocket’ Smith the club Champ – very well done!

2Up TT on Thursday!

Next Thursday (28th) is the 2 up time trial on Sires Hill course, so start thinking about finding a partner to drag you round / you drag them round / work together to get a faster time (delete as appropriate!!)

Also after the TT myself and Mike would like you all to join us for a pre-wedding drink – we’ll probably try to go to The Red Lion pub in Brightwell, I am sure they will serve you food if you wish but I’m not actually organising anything as I’ve got a bit too much going on at the moment!!!

Anyway, hope lots of you will make the 2 up – its a good social event – and join us afterwards

Laura (a.k.a. Mrs Cooper – in 9 days!!!!)

Club Kit – Next order by 22nd August

If anyone would like to purchase some Club Kit, please contact our clothing officer by August 22nd. Dave Rodger will be placing an order towards the end of August, ready for kit to be available for the autumn/winter season.

We hope to have some Endura samples available for sizing shortly. Dave will bring them along on a Thursday evening, but in the meantime you can check Endura sizes out in various cycling shops.

Please use the links to view the catalogue and DPCC order form 2011 (August PDF).

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


End of TT Season Supper – 18th August

Hi All,

Unfortunately the end of our TT season is quickly approaching…”What”, I hear you cry, “the summer has only just started!” Well, to celebrate the end of the season we are holding our annual End of Season Supper at the Red Lion in Cholsey. The pub is booked from 8:30PM immediately after the Cholsey Hill TT on the 18th August.

Venue: The Red Lion at Cholsey
Date: 18th August
Time: 8:30PM.
Cost: £10 per person (includes tip)

The pub are putting on two menu choices; either pasta or curry. Please send a cheque and your food preference to Ian Middleton by the 11th August. All cheques should made payable to DPCC and sent to the address below:

4 Isis Close
OX14 3TA
01235 520939

For further details please email meals@didcotphoenix.co.uk

See you on the 18th!

9Up TT at Bicester – Tuesday 26th July

Hi All,

Bicester Millennium are hosting their 9Up Team Time Trial again this year, to be run on the Weston-on-the Green course on Tuesday July 26th. DPCC have been invited to include one team, so now is the time to train hard and prepare for the event!

If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Nick Druce via the forum.

Additionally, we will be having a practice session at Dalton Barracks next week – Tuesday 19th July.

Current Team:
Steve Luck
Nick Druce
Phil Stacey
…who else is available?!

Thanks, Mike