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Zappi’s Cyclocross 2014

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

zappi cyclocross 2014 b

On Sunday 19 October 2014 the third Zappi cyclocross race is being held on the Culham Park circuit at Culham in Oxfordshire.

Zappi’s Cycling Club are hosting round 3 of the Central CX League Series. New exciting course at Culham Park circuit. Stunning location close to the Thames.

Culham Park
Culham Science Park
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 3DA

 The event takes place at Culham Park which is situated off the A415 between Abingdon and Clifton Hampden. The entrance to the site is through Culham Science Park.

Racing for all ages and levels

Event is sponsored by Ubyk

Enter at the event or through British Cycling website which has a list of races and a map as well

Zappi Cyclo-Cross 2013

Monday, October 14th, 2013
Zappi Cyclo-Cross 2013

Zappi Cyclo-Cross 2013

On Sunday 20 October 2013 the second Zappi cyclo-cross race is being held on the motocross park course at Culham in Oxfordshire.

Zappi’s Cycling Club are hosting round 4 of the Central League Series. New exciting course at Culham Motocross circuit. Stunning location close to the Thames.

 The event takes place at Culham Motocross. Culham Park is situated off the A415 between Abingdon and Clifton

Hampden. The entrance to the site is through Culham No.1 Industrial Park.

Racing for all ages and levels

Enter at the event or through British Cycling website which has a list of races and a map as well

New Zappi’s website and online store

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

A new website has been launched for Zappi’s cycling club that includes an on-line store selling the very sought-after  Zappi club kit. There is also the option to purchase club membership which makes it easier to join the club. There is information about club rides and also a forum, the address is the easy to remember www.zappis.cc

Zappi Cycling Club website

Zappi Cyclo Cross Race

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

On Sunday 21st of October the first Zappi cyclocross race is being held on the motocross park course at Culham in Oxfordshire.  There is a map and details of the event on the British Cycling website and there is a website for the event at http://www.zappiscross.co.uk/Cross_Website/Home.html.

Zappi’s Cycling Club are hosting a round of the Central League Series at Thame. New exciting course at Culham Motocross circuit. Stunning location close to the Thames.

 The event takes place at Culham Motocross. Culham Park is situated off the A415 between Abingdon and Clifton

Hampden. The entrance to the site is through Culham No.1 Industrial Park.

Racing for all ages and levels

Full programme of kid’s races and an adult novice race

Enter at the event or through British Cycling

Race day prizes

To volunteer help or find out more – please call 07796 696367

Zappi Cyclo Cross

Zappi Gran Fondo sportive

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

On Sunday 16th of September the first edition of the Zappi Gran Fondo will take place, starting and finishing at the Cherwell School on the Marston Ferry Road in Oxford. There will be two routes, one Medio Fondo at 110 km and the Gran Fondo which is 185 km.

To my knowledge this is the only sportive that actually starts in Oxford and promises to provide an exciting and fun time to all participants, with a challenging route into the Cotswolds for the Gran Fondo which includes a climb of Fish Hill.

There are lots of details on the webpage at http://www.zappisgranfondo.com/index.html so why not visit the site and sign up for what promises to be a great day out on the bike.

What do you get on this event?

  • Electronic chip timing
  • 500 Riders
  • 1st class service stations on course
  • Signing on goody bag
  • Full Route Signage
  • Mobile mechanics
  • Free parking
  • Toilets
  • Photography
  • Pre ride refreshments at HQ
  • Post ride food + refreshments at HQ
  • Broom Wagon
  • GPX file of route and printed map

Zappi Cycling Club membership NOT required for club runs

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

The approach below has been modified, everyone is welcome to ride with the club so long as they sign a disclaimer form. If you like the rides and the club and would like to continue riding then you can become a member.

Flavio Zappi has issued the following on the Team Zappi facebook page:

MESSAGE TO ALL ZAPPI’S FRIENDS!!!
FOR INSURANCE REASON WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANYMORE NON MEMBERS ON OUR CLUB RIDES.
WE ARE VERY SORRY BUT TALKING YESTERDAY TO BCF THEY TOLD US WE WILL COVERED ONLY IF YOU ARE A MEMBER.
BOB AS PRINTED LOTS OF COPIES AT THE CAFE FOR YOU TO FILL IN LAST MINUTE RUSH.
YOU KNOW I ALWAYS BEEN VERY OPEN ABOUT OUR RIDES BUT CONSIDERING THE RISKS WE CANNOT ANYMORE CONTINUE THE SAME WAY.
I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND.
CIAO
FLAVIO

Unfortunately we live in a litigious world and the club officials cannot afford to be sued if someone comes to grief during a club run.

To join the club you can arrive a little early on Saturday for the 9am club run and fill in a membership form, the cost is £25.

Zappi’s Bike Café

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Every Saturday and Sunday at 9pm large groups of cyclists congregate on the Bike Zone shop in St Michaels Street in the center of Oxford.  On Saturday mornings those who arrive in good time carry their bikes into the shop and up the stairs to the cycling café upstairs where you can have some of the best coffee in Oxford and chat with fellow cyclists.  Everyone is welcome to these rides, on Saturday there are several groups to choose from while Sunday generally has a more dedicated but smaller following. After the ride there is the opportunity to gather upstairs in Oxford’s splendid Bike Café and enjoy great coffee and cakes and the company of lots of like minded people, so why not give it a try?

Visit zappisbikecoffe.com

Zappi’s Bike Café is a recently opened independent café in the centre of Oxford. We offer handcrafted artisan coffee, fantastic loose-leaf teas, homemade cakes and light snacks.

About Us

The café is an evolution from a previous café, run by ex-pro cyclist Flavio Zappi, on Walton Street in Jericho. In late 2010 Bike Zone moved premises from an old shop in Market Street to its new site in St Michaels Street, at this time an idea arose to combine the two and create a bike shop Café. The new café was opened in May2011 is now run by two local young men, both called Dan, who have previously managed other cafes in Oxford. Zappi’s Cycling Club uses the café as its headquarters and run rides from the café three times a week, which gives the café a good vibrancy and energy.

We both believe there are a number of key ingredients needed in order to have a great café. Fantastic products, a good space and friendly atmosphere are key components in order to achieve this.

We are both self-taught baristas and have a passion for creating high quality coffee. We give every coffee the care a respect a good cup should have and we believe it’s the best in town!

Dan & Dan

 

Zappi’s Cycling Club

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Zappi Cycling Club website

 

Quick update:  there is now a new website for the club at zappi.cc which has details of club rides.  You can join the club online and purchase Zappi cycling clothes  in the shop.

 

Flavio Zappi is an ex pro cyclist who wore the green jersey in the Giro d’Italia and rode the classics such as Milan San Remo and Paris Roubaix in the 1980’s.   There is a Team Zappi’s Cycling Club page on Facebook.
There is also the Zappi Cafe upstairs in Bike Zone, and this also has it’s own Facebook page.

Zappi’s Bike Cafe is now open upstairs at Bike Zone where you’ll find great coffees, Jeeves & Jericho Loose Teas and Fantastic Cakes.

BikeZone Oxford

There are club runs starting outside Bike Zone in St Michaels Street on Saturdays and Sundays at 9am and there are training rides at the same time on Tuesday and Thursday during the week. If you live in Oxford and fancy joining in a friendly all inclusive atmosphere then why not come along. There is good Italian coffee and tasty food on offer at the cafe as well to allow everyone to relax and have a chat at the end of the ride.