• 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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C group 'special' ride Rothbury-Barrowburn 29 May 2016

I am planning a C ride 'special' to Barrowburn starting from Tomlinson's café at Rothbury at 9:30 am on Sunday 29 May 2016. Barrowburn is located in the beautiful upper Coquet valley and is accessed by one of the best cycling roads in Northumberland.

Please be aware that the planned route is just over 50 miles and has around 4,000 feet of elevation gain. As there will be no firing on the Otterburn ranges the route will take in sections of both the Burma Road and Chevy Chase audaxes, including the '50K challenge', as well as some of the quietest and most scenic lanes north of Rothbury. Speed will be determined by the terrain which, in the first 20 miles in particular, will be hilly with several sections of extended climbing varying from gradual to more severe. The return route will be easier but with some short and steep climbs. This is unavoidable but worthwhile to visit such a scenic area. I am hoping to be back at Rothbury by about 3pm.

Whilst I don't want to discourage anyone, this is not a route suitable for beginners and is intended for those who are comfortable with previous C rides or Slower Medium group on a Saturday. If you fancy coming along - or aren't sure or have any questions - please contact me via the forum, PM or Facebook. Hope to see you at Rothbury on Sunday.

Keith Aungiers

North East GHS10 Entry Details 2016

The 2016 North East District GHS (Under 17) Championship is to be held on Thursday 16th June starting at 7pm.  Once again, the event is being run by Tyneside Vagabonds on the same night as a regular club 10 mile event, starting and finishing at Ponteland.  Entry is open to young riders aged 12 or over on 16th June 2016, and who will be under 17 on 31st August 2016. Entrants must either ride for a club registered with the North East CTT District, or for their school based within the North East CTT District.

All entrants will receive a GHS medal and certificate, and the following placings qualify for a place at the National GHS final to be held on 10th September in Warwickshire:

  • Fastest 3 Boys
  • Fastest 3 Girls
  • Fastest Team of 3 (riding either for their school or club)
  • Fastest in each age category (based on age at 31st August this year) - 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Entry is either online or on a GHS Entry Form only, with an entry fee of £5 (payable to Roger Clarke), sent to Roger Clarke at 15 Warbeck Close, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 2FF.  Closing date is Saturday 4th June.  Late entries cannot be accepted as the medals and certificates have to be ordered in time for the event.

Club 10 - 19th May 2016

Another club time trial, another club record as Miriam Jessett took a further 44 seconds off the club junior girl's 10 mile time trial record that she set two weeks ago, recording a time of 27:04.

On a cold, and for some damp, breezy evening, many riders were slower than two weeks before.  Mark Reed managed to set exactly the same time as in the last event, this time fastest of 32 riders.  Not far behind him was visitor Terry Wilkinson, whilst David Robinson was third and fastest veteran.  Another notable improver was Daniel Holmes who clipped a few seconds off his personal best.

Results and short distance BAR tables below.

Read more: Club 10 - 19th May 2016

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