• 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 59th edition of the MTT is to be held on Sunday 18th May 2014.

    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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Fiona Turnbull - 3rd U16 Girl in National Trophy Cyclocross Round 4

Fiona Turnbull Fiona Turnbull stormed to a fantastic 3rd place in the Under 16 Girls National Trophy Cyclocross event at Milton Keynes on Sunday 30th November.

On a particularly tough course, which had been used by the pros in the preceding day's UCI World Cup events, Fiona took on the nation's best under 16 girls, some of whom are more than a year older than her.

After the first lap she was lying in 4th place, and increased her speed over the second and third laps to move up into 3rd place, her last lap being the third fastest of any of the competitors.  She was also fastest North East girl.

Following on from 6th place in the third round of the National Trophy in Durham two weeks ago, a further 30 championship points will have moved up her up from 13th position in the series.

Well done Fiona!

U16 Girls National Trophy Round 4 Result

From Milton Keynes National Cup CX

Club Presentation Night 2014

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90 Vagabonds of all ages gathered at Ponteland Golf Club to celebrate the successes of the club's riders this year at the club Presentation Night.

2014 has been a very successful year for the club's riders across time trials, road, cyclocross and mountain biking.  In particular, the Youth Race Team has excelled in regional and national races.  Shown above with their club awards are (from left to right) Craig Gow, Sophie Enever, Joe Tubby, Adam Wild, Matthew Wells, Fiona Turnbull, Daniel Holmes, and Josh Craven.

Go-Ride Coaching Update Nov 2014

Youth Go-Ride coaching resumes

Sat 8th November 2014, 08:45-09:45

The next block of Go-Ride coaching will resume at Thorneyford Farm on Saturday 8th November and run for 7 weeks up to 20th December when we will take a short break over Christmas. We will continue to use a combination of field and hard surfaces so mountain bikes or similar with gears will be required. This block of 7 sessions will conclude with an assessment and fun race day on the 20th December.

Venue: Thorneyford Farm, Kirkley, Ponteland, NE20 0AJ

Time: 8:45 - 9:45

Cost: £3 on the day

Youth Club Ride

We will continue to develop the youth club ride which will depart from the farm at 10:00. This club ride will go to the nominated club café where you can meet up with other members from the club before returning to the farm. The ride will aim to go at a steady ~12-13 mph pace All under 12’s are required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian and any unaccompanied youth riders will need to have submitted a signed parental consent form.

Racing Opportunities

I would encourage you all to take a look at the regional cyclocross racing which is be an ideal opportunity for anyone wishing to take their first steps into racing. There are 2 organisations CXNE which is very popular this year and NECCL which is quieter and may be better for a first time out.

If you have any questions please contact myself or speak with one of the coaches.

Martin Wells
Go-Ride Contact
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