• 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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Craig Gow's Racing Update

An update from Craig on how his racing is going...

On Sunday 18th July I travelled to Ampleforth in Yorkshire to compete in the National Junior Road Race Championships.  It turned out to be a lovely sunny day, however there was a strong wind blowing, which seemed to change direction regularly through the trees.  It looked like it was going to be a tough day in the saddle.  As you can probably guess I wasn't disappointed!

Read more: Craig Gow's Racing Update

Club 25 - 30th July 2015

Another club time trial, another club record!  Well done to Chris and Sue Heppell on setting a mixed tandem club 25 course record of 1:11:14.

Tim Wilcock was fastest club rider with a useful 57:27 towards his SBAR campaign, setting up an interesting finish to the competition in the last club 10 with Adam Wild and John Warrington.  Paddy Clark also joined the ranks of club riders under the hour on the club 25 course.  There were no significant changes to the SBAR or Vets SBAR standings.

Read more: Club 25 - 30th July 2015

Club 10 - 16th July 2015

A tailwind from Kirkley Hall to Belsay lead to a string of fast times, not least Tim Wilcock setting a new club course record of 21:54.  John Warrington also recorded a 27mph ride with his time of 22:10, whilst Dave Robinson was also under 23 minutes.  Lizzy Lewis-Smith was fastest female Vagabond, just ahead of Tania Tucker.  Another ride worthy of mention was from Wilf Joel, who knocked 9 minutes off his previous best time!

In the Short Distance BAR standings, Adam Wild remains top, but John Warrington has narrowed the gap significantly.  Dave Robinson is in a comfortable 3rd place, though all will have to beware of Tim with two rides to go!  Lizzy Lewis-Smith has a convincing lead in the women's competition, with Karen Morgan currently placed second.  In teh Vets competition, Dave Robinson has a big lead over John Warrington.  Patrick Deane has moved into third place, but must watch out for Alan Holmes should he ride the final club 25.

Read more: Club 10 - 16th July 2015

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