Newsletter May 2018
Dear Oxonian CC Member,
Here is the first Oxonian CC Newsletter. It is your committee’s intention to make this a regular monthly item, with the sole purpose of informing you of what is going on with the club, and keeping you informed of future events in a simple, factual, and quick to read format. Enjoy!
SAVE THE DATE: Summer Ride and BBQ
– Saturday 7th July
The Oxfordshire Yeoman, Freeland
There are rumours that summer may well make an appearance this year so please add Saturday 7th July to your diary! We will be holding our Summer Ride and BBQ – and all club members and friends are welcome. There will be three rides – 35 miles, 70 miles and 100 miles – routes to be announced. All rides will be timed to arrive at the Oxfordshire Yeoman (Freeland) in around 3pm for a BBQ
feast and an opportunity to catch up with Oxonian friends. The BBQ will be £10 per head and buy your own drinks at the bar. We will have use of the newly revamped garden and the sunshine is of course all booked in! Save the date for now and a booking link with more details will be circulated in May to monitor numbers. See you there!
The TT Racing season get off to a great start
This seasons TT races is well underway. We have had two Hilly TT race which could be said to be the hardest ones to go for. We had some great results with Tony Turner finishing with 1:01:55 at the Hanborough Hilly, a really fast time for the three lap race. The 10 mile TT races have proved popular, although the weather has not always been in our favour. This week we defied the cold & the wind on the Burford 10 course last night Dan Blake (Oxo) won the latest Wednesday night TT with a time of 21min 51sec. Dan was the only rider to break 22min, Tony Turner (Oxo 2nd claim) & Malcolm Rose (Oxo) both did 22min times, Tony 22-11 & Malcolm 22-29 but they could not match Dans pace. Fortunately for the 19 riders who rode the event the rain held off right until the end.
Remember you are racing against yourself and it’s all about having ago.
If you fancy trying out TT race then go on the site for further details go to.
Time trials are perhaps the simplest form of racing, with riders competing individually against the clock over a set course, usually 10 or 25 miles in length. Time trialling is very easy to get into. You can turn up and ride a club event on just about any roadworthy bike, ride the course as fast as you can, and then come back the next week and try and beat your time.
Our Club time trials run between late March and early September on Wednesday evenings and a handful of Sunday mornings.
DPCC Ben Owen Memorial 10 miles Time Trial Competition 2018
Calling all Oxonian time-triallists .As in recent years the 2018 this ever popular competitive and social event will take place on course cc118a (10 miles out and back along the B480, starting on the outskirts of Stadhampton; turning in Watlington; and finishing on the Chalgrove bypass). First rider off on the night will start at 7.01pm.This year’s event takes place on the day of the Summer solstice, Thursday 21stJune 2018, with first rider off on the night starting at 7.01pm.
Teams are composed of 5 riders (each riding individually), with the fastest 4 ride times aggregated for the final team time. Both Men’s and Women’s competitions will be held – Clubs may enter a team in one or both competitions. (Note: initially entries will be limited to 1 male plus 1 female team).
– Cost of entry is £25 per team of 5 riders, with all money raised – after deduction of CTT rider levies – being donated to charity, and since this a charity event Oxonian CC will be paying the entry fee. Anyone wishing to take part should register their interest with David Hanson, Club Chair.
Please supply the following details to David Hanson:
a. Rider’s name
b. Rider’s emergency contact/next of kin name
c. Telephone number of emergency contact/next of kin
The event HQ will be in the hall at Chalgrove Community Primary School.
New EVOC Bike Bags available to Club Members
We are pleased to add a new benefit to your Oxonian membership. The club has purchased a new Evoc bike bag that will be free to members to borrow when transporting their bike. This bag has received great reviews and offers peace of mind when handing your bike over to airline luggage handlers! The bag is available on a first come first served basis and can be borrowed up to 14 days at a time. To submit a request please contact: