Welcome to Tyneside Vagabonds Cycling Club
Tyneside Vagabonds Cycling Club is based in the Newcastle upon Tyne / Ponteland area.
We have about 240 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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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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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     


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 caf├ęs!).
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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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 59th edition of the MTT is to be held on Sunday 18th May 2014.

For more information about the Mountain Time Trial click here

From Highfield Kitchens 2014 - Round 4

Saturday 29th March was the last round of the Highfield Kitchens Criterium Races at Prissick, Middlesbrough.  Role reversal was the flavour of the day - Newcastle was languishing in conditions very reminiscent of Middlesbrough's daily conditions with what appeared to be smog; Middlesbrough was however, basking in sunshine and temperatures eight to ten degrees warmer. The temperature difference was a bit of an acclimatisation exercise for those heading to Majorca on the Vags annual warm weather training camp this Friday. (Did I not mention previously that a group of 37 are heading out to Majorca on Friday!!)

Read more: Highfield Kitchens Round 4 - 2014

From Highfield Kitchens 2014 - Round 3

Wintery conditions made for a challenging, but successful day for the Vags race Team as Harry Ryder took victory in both the Category E circuit race and time trial (his first ever events), whilst the team racked up a further 6 podium positions between the time trial and circuit races.

Read more: Highfield Kitchens Round 3 - 2014

The recent winter months have seen a resurgence in the popularity of the Vagabonds B group Sunday clubruns.  Going to the same destination as the main club run, the B group rides offer a great alternative for riders new to club riding, junior members looking to build up their core strength and stamina, in fact anyone who is looking for a good day out of 50-60 miles at a steady pace, with some challenging terrain in the company of experienced clubmen.  We ride as a group, making sure that no-one is left behind to ensure that all participants have an enjoyable ride.

Our March programme has taken us to Hexham, Rothbury, Alnmouth and Elsdon.  The Elsdon ride attracted 14 riders across a wide age spectrum on what was a cool, breezy but sunny day.  Reversing our planned route meant that we made it to Elsdon for an early cafe stop, with some disciplined bit-and-bit riding making the long uphill from Harwood to The Gibbet easier for all.  With plenty of time in hand most of the group opted for a loop via Raylees, Woodburn and the wilds of Wanney - and what a great day for it with clear skies, distant views and a wind that did its best to help us up the hills - arriving back at Ponteland around 2.30 pm after 54 enjoyable miles and about 3,000 feet of height gained.

B group rides will be continuing throughout the spring and summer and will be listed in the events pages of the website.  All members experienced and new are very welcome to join us.   Why not turn up at Jan's for a 9.15 start? - or if you need any more information contact Keith Aungiers or Roger Clarke in advance.  See you there!

Keith Aungiers

More Articles...

  1. Highfield Kitchens Round 2 - 2014
  2. Highfield Kitchens Round 1 - 2014
  3. Velo 29 North East Trophy 2014
  4. Coaching Update Feb 2014
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