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

A quick night on Fairmile

Last night DPCC returned to the Fairmile course where conditions were perfect for a quick 10; warm, dry and a slight crosswind. The time trial was won by Fairly United’s Mark Cox, with Mike Cooper leading home the Didcot riders. Competition was close between the top three Didcot riders, split by just 4 seconds! Next week we’re back to the Cholsey hilly course, but remember it’s the club 25 this weekend.

The 25 starts at 08:01 on Sunday on H25/17


Results from 30/6/2011 – CC241 Fairmile 10:

Results of Club 10 CC241 30th June 2011

Start TK : Ron Smith
Pusher: Phil Brown
Finish TK: Mark Scanlan
No. Taker: Mick Fountain (part time)

19 Mark Cox Fairly United 21:45
31 John Wager Felt 22:06
04 Mike Cooper DPCC 22.42
11 Pete Tantrum DPCC 22:44
03 Neil Ashcroft DPCC 22:46
05 Howard Waller OCRC 22:55
06 Ed Headford RAF CC 23:05
08 Pete Warwick DPCC 24:03
07 Dave Rodger DPCC 24:05
26 Neil Summers Try It 24:07
15 Andy Harrison DPCC 24:09
24 Stan Maciak DPCC 24:16
12 Robert Briggs DPCC 24:25
21 Steve Rowe DPCC 24:38
16 Phill Stacey DPCC 24:41
27 Simon McGowan DPCC 25:04
29 Max Brown DPCC 25:17
28 Neil Morris DPCC 25:21
17 Adam Gardner DPCC 25:27
20 Matt Shepherd DPCC 25:41
30 Matt Chambers DPCC 26:02
09 Patrick Swain DPCC 26:18
18 Mitch Purvis DPCC 26:22
02 Mick Fountain DPCC 26:54
25 Oliver Clark DPCC 27:04
10 R Bentley-Davies DPCC 27:13
22 Darren Addison DPCC 28:02
13 Alistair MacVarish
Juliet Millward HW CC 28:12 2up
01 Derek Collett Try It 29:38
23 Sarah Mead DPCC 31:08