• Welcome to Tyneside Vagabonds Cycling Club
    Tyneside Vagabonds Cycling Club is based in the Newcastle upon Tyne / Ponteland area.
    We have over 300 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.
    The Race Team competes 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 61st edition of the MTT is to be held on Sunday 15th May 2016.

    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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Club Kit / Table Top Sale

The club is holding its first sale on Monday 30th Jan at Westmoor community centre from 1930-2100.

  • View / try on / order this season's club kit
  • Sell unwanted bicycle kit / clothing to other club members - or come along to grab a bargain
  • An expert will also be on hand to answer mechanical queries.

Sellers

Tables (or half tables at reduced price ) for individuals or groups will be available @ £5 each. Coffee & cake included for sellers.

Buyers

Coffee and cake available for a nominal fee. All proceeds to the club's Go-Ride section.

Do come along, support your club, and pick up a bargain!

Please RSVP by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via the club website forum post here if you would like a table to sell your kit to assist organisation.

Popular Sunday C group rides to continue in 2017

A successful first full year of operation saw the Sunday C group rides growing in popularity.  We organised 42 rides of varying distance and toughness to a variety of cafe destinations, and these were enjoyed by groups of up to 20 riders.  Special thanks are due to the cohort of leaders who gave their time and effort to ensure that the rides were varied, enjoyable and successful.

We will be continuing in 2017 with a full programme of rides, meeting every Sunday with the exception of days when major club events are being held. 

These are not rides for beginners but are intended to be attractive to regular Saturday riders or other moderately fit riders who would like a sociable group ride of between 50-65 miles at a steady pace (typically 14mph) in remote, beautiful and often hilly parts of Northumberland and Durham, and occasionally further afield.  Typically the rides follow minor and traffic free roads which include some challenging climbs, with a pre-determined lunchtime café stop.  The riding group always tries to stay together with the leader and, where gaps open, the group will slow down to ensure that no one is left behind.

 If that sounds like your thing why not come along to Jan's cafe for a 9:30 start any Sunday.  You are guaranteed a good day out. 

For more details see the events calendar or contact any of the ride leaders: Andy Berne, Brian Finlay, Austin Wilcock, Alan Holmes, Margie Jackson, Simon Simms, Gordon Atkinson, Roger Clarke, Keith Aungiers.

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 C group at Pauperhaugh

 

Presentation Night 2016

Presentation Night Photo Album

Danny Winthorpe was star of the night as he collected his award for Clubperson of the Year 2016 at the club presentation night on 11th November.

Nearly 100 Vagabonds gathered at Ponteland social club for a pie and peas supper provided by Jan's Kitchen, to recognise the achievements of the club's riders this year.  Amongst the award winners was Novice of the Year, Isla Hodgson.

 

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