• 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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Eden Valley Club Ride

A small but select group of Vagabonds, lead by Keith Aungiers, headed to Brampton for a club ride in the Eden Valley on Sunday 25th September.  Taking in a 52 mile route of unfamiliar roads out to the station cafe at Langwathby and back, the weather stayed mostly dry.

This is what they got up to (mechanical, navigational errors, and slippery 20% ascent all included!)...

Club Hill Climb - 4th September 2016

Seven club riders and former club member Ivan Logan took on this year's club hill climb.  Wet weather over the previous 24 hours made for a very greasy surface cuasing riders to lose traction and spin their wheels, and consequently times were a little slower than the last couple of years.

Adam Wild took the win less than two seconds ahead of Craig Gow, with Joe Tubby in third place.  Henry Knight and Matthew Wells fought a tight battle for first placed youth, with Henry narrowly taking it.

Pos Rider Club Cat Time
1 Adam Wild Tyneside Vagabonds C.C.   2:49.2
2 Craig Gow Tyneside Vagabonds C.C. Jun 2:51.5
3 Joe Tubby Tyneside Vagabonds C.C. Jun 3:10.7
4 Ivan Logan M Steel Cycles   3:34.7
5 Henry Knight Tyneside Vagabonds C.C. Juv 3:42.7
6 Matthew Wells Tyneside Vagabonds C.C. Juv 3:43.6
7 Richard Knight Tyneside Vagabonds C.C. V 4:14.2
8 Gary Burnie Tyneside Vagabonds C.C. V 4:24.3

President's Ride 2016

The club's President's Ride is taking place on Saturday 10th 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 80 riders taking part.  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 through the website here.  The cost is £5 - subsidised by the club for £2 per head, so club members only.  Closing date to book and pay for your place is Monday 5th September.  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.

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