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 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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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

The club's President's Ride is taking place on Saturday 27th 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 60 riders taking part, but have moved to a new lunch venue this year which can cater for 80.  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 or by paying cash to Bob Holywell.  The cost is £5.  Closing date to book and pay for your place is one week before (Saturday 20th Sept).  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.

As advertised previously on the forum, Roger Clarke and Keith Aungiers have organised a ride in north Northumberland which will take place on Sunday 31 August.  This ride will take us into some less familiar and quiet lanes in the outstanding scenery of the north of the county.  Emphasis will be on enjoying the surroundings via a sociable ride of a similar pace and distance to Keith's 'easy' and B group rides - around 50-60 miles at 14/15 mph.  The route will be subject to change on the day but will start at Wooler at 9:30 and may take in Ford, Etal, and Duddo, before heading to the coast at Lindisfarne (café stop) and returning via the Kyloe Hills, Chatton and the Happy Valley.

If you are interested in a good day out in some of the best cycling country to be found in England why not join us.  If you intend to come please let Keith Aungiers know by email by Friday 29 August if possible so that we can let the café know approximate numbers: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will be meeting at the Bus Station car park in the centre of Wooler for a 9:30 start.  Wooler is just over an hour's drive from central Newcastle.  Ample unrestricted free parking is available in the town centre at the Bus Station and Ramsey Lane car parks, the Padgepool Place car park at the north end of the High Street and on the High Street itself - see link below

Car parking in Wooler


The club time trial was again shortened by roadworks, this time to a distance of 9.1 miles.  The times below are those recorded on the night, plus a time pro-rata'd to 10 miles to count for the SBAR.

Mark Reed was fastest Vagabond with a pro-rata'd time of 23:58, which moves him up into 4th place in the SBAR just above John Warrington, who kindly stopped to assist with an accident out on the course and didn't record a time.

In the women's competition, Baz Rochester completed her second 10 of the season to move into 2nd place ahead of Karen Colleran.

The SBAR is extended this year to include the Vags Open 10 on 30th August, due to losing the club 10 in June as a counting event.  Entries close next Tuesday (19th August).

Read more: Club 10 - 14th August 2014

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