• 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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Club 10 - 22nd May 2015

A brisk westerly wind made for a hard slog up the lane from Ogle towards Belsay, though surprisingly as many riders went quicker than two weeks earlier than went slower.

Fastest once again was Adam Wild, though with a somewhat reduced advantage of 50 seconds over Dave Robinson with John Warrington just 3 seconds further back.  Angela Hibbs broke the 24 minute barrier for the first time, and Lizzy Lewis-Smith was fastest female Vagabond with a time of 28:43.  It was great to see a number of first time riders having a go.

In the Short Distance BAR standings, Adam Wild has a significant lead over Dave Robinson, with Angela Hibbs in 3rd.  Dave Robinson leads the Veterans BAR ahead of Ronnie Thompson and Richard Exley.

Read more: Club 10 - 22nd May 2015

Race Roundup - 9th/10th May

Monty Rigby - 3rd E Cat at North East Youth League Round 3

From an entirely blank weekend for racing the previous weekend due to various races being cancelled, the Vags Race Team was taking part in all sorts of races over the past week, with great success.  Whilst Monty Rigby and Matty Wells were both on the podium at the North East Youth League races, the testers were setting club records aplenty and picked up the team prize at the superfast Stockton Wheelers 50.  Meanwhile the Gows were in action in Scotland, Adam Wild was chasing fast times in his Junior BBAR campaign, and Joe Tubby has been riding in the North East XC MTB series!

Read more: Race Roundup - 9th/10th May

Club 10 - 7th May 2015

Adam Wild was a clear winner in the first club time trial of the season, setting a new men's club clourse record in the process - 22:24.  Dave Robinson was second placed Vagabond (and fastest veteran) over one minute back, whilst Mark Reed was third.  There was a good turnout from the WAGs, with Tania Tucker fastest lady Vagabond on the day recording 29:33.  Angela Hibbs was fastest lady overall with a time of 24:08, which is probably the women's course record.  Matty Wells recorded a sub-30 minute ride in his first ever time trial, aged just 12.

Read more: Club 10 - 7th May 2015

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