• Welcome to Tyneside Vagabonds Cycling Club
    Tyneside Vagabonds Cycling Club is based in the Newcastle upon Tyne / Ponteland area.
    We have about 280 members of all ages from the Newcastle and Northumberland area
    who enjoy the various club activities and social events organised by the club.

    For more information about joining Tyneside Vagabonds click here

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    Vags Race Team
    All members who race for the club in any event are part of the race team.
    In 2013, the Race Team competed at all levels from novice to international level,
    on-road, off-road, on the track, and in triathlons.
    For more information about the Vags Race Team click here     

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    Go-Ride Coaching Sessions
    Go-Ride provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to cycling.
    Tyneside Vagabonds run coaching sessions at Thorneyford Farm, Kirkley
    on Saturday mornings, which are ideal for children aged 6 and upwards.

    For more information about our Go-Ride coaching click here

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    Mountain Time Trial
    The Vagabonds' Mountain Time Trial was first run in 1947 and is the North East's premier time trial.
    It takes place on a challenging 47 mile course taking in Belsay, Rothbury, and Elsdon.
    The 60th edition of the MTT is to be held on Sunday 17th May 2015.

    For more information about the Mountain Time Trial click here

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    Women and Girls (WAGs)
    Women only Sunday social rides of 30-35 miles at an average 12-13mph.
    Join us for a fun way to explore Northumberland's quiet roads (and excellent cafés!).
    Whatever your age and whether you're new to road cycling or an 'old hand' - you'll be warmly welcomed.
    For more information about the Vags WAGs click here     

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Go-Ride Update August 2015

Go-Ride Racing and BBQ - Mon 31st Aug

A series of 4 events has been organised and details are advertised on the British Cycling website.

These are for children aged 6-12 and will include a number of races and skills tests. The first event in the series will be held on Monday 31st August from 2-4pm followed by a BBQ.

The other events will be held on Saturday mornings after the coaching on the following dates: Saturday 19th Sept, Sat 3rd Oct and Sat 17th October

Youth Go-Ride Coaching

The Go-Ride coaching will resume at Thorneyford Farm on Saturday 5th Sept and run for 7 weeks up to and including Sat 17th Oct.. The sessions will continue to use a combination of field and hard surfaces so mountain bikes or similar with gears will be required.

Venue:Thorneyford Farm, Kirkley, Ponteland, NE20 0AJ

Time: 8:45 - 9:45

Cost: £3 on the day

The coaches will split the riders into appropriate groups based on their ability.

NEW – Road Bike Coaching

For those keen to improve their road bike skills then a series of 4 coaching sessions has been organised. These will be on Sunday afternoon from 3-4pm starting on Sunday 11th October at Ponteland High School running for 4 weeks. For those not familiar with this venue we can close off and use the car parks which provide a good, local and safe facility.

Youth Club Ride

The youth club ride will depart from the farm at 10am on Saturdays following the coaching sessions, except on go-ride racing days! They will be a steady sociable ride either to a café or round trip back to the farm finishing ~1pm U12's need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian and consent forms must be completed.

Racing Opportunities

Various racing opportunities are available locally for Road, Cyclo Cross and MTB. Please speak with one of the coaches if you would like more information or advice.

If you have any questions please contact myself or speak with one of the coaches.

Martin Wells

Go-Ride Contact

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Sleepless in Shropshire 2015

This was my third 24 hour race. The first one, back in 2005, was a bit of an adventure just to see how far I would get. I wasn't particularly fit, didn't know what I was doing for an event of that duration, managed 354 miles and learnt an awful lot! I went back again in 2012 with the idea of trying to break the then club record of 398.25 miles. Things went wrong after about 300 miles and 17 hours at which point I quit the race. I knew I could have finished with more than my previous 354 miles, but I had wanted the record and it wasn't to be that year. This year was my chance to go back and again see how far I could ride without thinking about the club record, which had since been pushed up over 412 miles by Quentin.

Read more: Sleepless in Shropshire 2015

President's Ride 2015

The club's President's Ride is taking place on Saturday 19th September this year, and now is the time to book your place on the ride!

For those new to the club this year, the President's Ride is the club's biggest club ride of the year - in previous years we have seen 80 riders taking part.  The ride is starting from Thorneyford Farm at 10am, from where several groups will take different routes to converge on the Church Hall in Horsley for a buffet lunch. 

Those taking part are invited to arrive early at Kirkley Cafe / Thorneyford Farm to see what the club's youngest members get up to at their Go-Ride sessions at the farm - the cafe will be open for a pre-ride tea or coffee.  There will also be a club photo taken at 10am so come along in your club jersey if you have one.  There is parking at the farm for those who are driving to the start.

Places for the buffet on the club's annual President's ride are strictly limited to 80, and must be prebooked and paid for either through the website here.  The cost is £5.  Closing date to book and pay for your place is Monday 14th September.  The ride is likely to be oversubscribed so the recommendation is to book your place as soon as possible.

If you haven't been able to secure a place for the buffet, you are still more than welcome to join the ride itself but will need to consider an alternative venue for lunch.

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