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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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

Craig has finished his first time trial season with bitter sweetness - after trying as hard as he could to break the club Juvenile records in his first year of riding a bike, and not getting the right weather on most occasions, he had his closest result in the hill climb and missed Kyle Watts' record by 3 tenths of a second.

On a more positive note he competed in the Scottish National Hill Climb Championships on 12th October and finished 8th in his age category just 30 seconds behind the winner.

Finally Craig has been competing in the Fife midweek TT series back at home near Edinburgh and finished as the third Cat D rider.  This was achieved after competing in only 9 of the 22 rounds, a pretty good result considering the rest of the competitors in his category completed a minimum of 19 rounds.  Due to his performance he has now moved from a category D rider up to a category B rider.

Let's see how next season goes as he moves up to the Junior rankings!!

The club's biggest social event of the year is a chance to socialize with your fellow club mates without donning your lycra!  Whilst the club's various trophies are presented to the winners on the night, it is not just for the racers in the club - we would like everyone to come along (partners are invited too) and enjoy a good evening out.

This year's Presentation Night is a buffet at Ponteland Golf Club on Friday 7th November, from 7 for 7.30pm.

Tickets are just £15 for adults and £7.50 for Under 18s, and must be booked by 1st November.  Click here to book and pay for your place.

The club championships with prizes to be awarded have now been completed, and the results are linked to below.  There will also be the novice / most improved rider award and clubperson of the year award to be presented, the recipients of which will not be known until the night itself.

Club Championships 2014

From Club Hill Climb 2014

Tim Wilcock was crowned club hill climb champion for the second year, but with a much reduced margin of victory over Adam Wild, who finished just over 2 seconds behind him.  In third place, and just 0.3 seconds outside the Under 16 Boys course record, was Craig Gow.

Ladies hill climb champion is Sophie Enever, who set a new Under 16 Girls course record in the process.

Craig wasn't the only one to narrowly miss out on a benchmark ride though as Ken Thursby finished just 0.7 seconds over the 3 minute barrier.

Read more: Club Hill Climb - 5th October 2014

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