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:

To: trophy@didcotphoenix.co.uk

CC: chairman@didcotphoenix.co.uk, CC: secretary@didcotphoenix.co.uk]

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

2012 Membership – Apply now!

Hi All,

It’s that time of year when the club membership is due, ready for the 2012 season.  This year the club has re-affiliated with the CTC, as well as British Cycling, making it easier for club members to join the various schemes.  CTC and BC provide third party liability insurance and also offer assistance in the event of a cycling accident.

It is mandatory for members to have such insurance when taking part in Club Runs or cycling at Dalton Barracks.  Please ensure you have proof of membership, or apply via the club membership form:

You can download the form using the link below and return to Dave Rodger, our membership secretary!

DPCC Membership Form 2012

We’re looking forward to meeting all new members in the New Year!

Boxing Day 10 mile TT

Start TK : Marion Fountain
Pusher: Steve Luck
Finish TK: Brian Charleston
No. Taker: Steve Luck

No. Rider Club Time Handicap
07 Stan Maciak DPCC 24:33 3:09 1st Handicap Trophy
15 John Paul Jnr Private 25:26 5:49
10 Simon Mcgowan DPCC 25:37 6:05
05 Phill Stacey DPCC 25:42 7:15
09 Neil Morris DPCC 26:11 6:53
13 James Leach PM 26:17 7:50
17 Duncan Oreilly DPCC 26:26 7:59
08 Adam Gardner DPCC 27:10 7:52
06 Dave Roger DPCC 27:18 7:30
11 Simon Hudson DPCC 27:31 9:04
02 Patrick Swain DPCC 28:09 8:51
04 Pete Tantrum DPCC 28:29 8:57
01 Mick Fountain DPCC 29:39 6:49
03 Mat Chambers DPCC 31:24 12:06 (Vintage velo)
12 Alan Shuttleworth Altrincham 32:05 10:41
16 Nick Druce DPCC 35:37 14:10 (Trike with basket)

Final 2011 Club-Run – Joint Ride with Abingdon

Sun 18th will be the last Sunday ride of 2011, and will be another joint ride with Abingdon Freewheelers. On past experience we should get a good turnout and split into ‘Pootle’ and ‘Fast Pootle’ groups.
So if you’re feeling a bit rusty, or are worried about the pace of Sunday rides, this might be a good week to give it a go!
n.b. I have no control over the weather – at this time of year anything can happen … Blazicek jindrich

DPCC Cyclocross – Chiltern Edge School – Help required 26th and 27th November!

Hi All,

DPCC are hosting the annual Cyclocross event on Sunday the 27th November and we urgently need volunteers to help run the event and ensure it is a success.  This event is a huge showcase for Didcot Phoenix, so if you haven’t helped out at one of our events this year, please volunteer for this one!

Location:  Chiltern Edge School, Reades Lane, Sonning Common (near Reading) RG4 9LN

Contact:  Duncan O’Reilly – Dunkotm@yahoo.com or 07595454298

Details: Setup will be on Saturday 26th November from 10am and racing starting on Sunday 27th from 11am.  The main race will start at 1pm and the current feeling is that numbers will be so large on the day (Wessex will be using our event as a point scoring round for their league), that seniors and veterans should be divided to make scoring less stressful.

Jobs required:  Marshals, scorers, sign-on team, course layout help.  Full details to be posted shortly.