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  • 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 caf├ęs!).
    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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Club 25 5.7.18 Championships.

 Good conditions for the 25 mile event but unexpected roadworks kept the marshalls on their toes, only finding out they were there when Gordon drove to the top of the course to set up the signs. We just managed to get timekeepers to the traffic lights before the first rider arrived. Careful "traffic management" ment most of the riders were un-impeaded but the unlucky ones lost momentum and rythym, despite getting the lost seconds re-imbursed.

We welcomed Tina Kelly (Pont Tri) to the Thursday night fold, along with first 25 club rides for Simon Emsley and Mark Whaley. Phil Reynolds and Gary Burnie made their second 25 events an improvement on their first and there were 3 PBs - Harry Walker by nearly 2 minutes to take the win, Simon Gibbs by 40 seconds on his return to TTing this year after early season road racing and Ken Thursby by 10 seconds, his goal of going sub 57 thwarted by being stopped North and Southbound by the roadworks to his obvious displeasure but he did recive the compensation of the Vags 25 trophy, to be presented at the awards night in November - best bring a crate, Ken.

Read more: Club 25 5.7.18 Championships.

Club 10 21.6.18 Championship


A tougher night tonight with an unhelpful wind kept the PB count low. Several riders cruised over the line clearly having decided a finishing effort was in vain.

Only 3 riders recorded a new high water mark, along with 2 who rode their second event faster than their first. 

Russ Hughes recorded a 3rd consecutive PB and Chris Bartram and Francis Smith completed the set. Gary Burnie and Paul Hague both found the benefit of a second run

It must have been hard as Mark Whalley failed to PB!

Ken Thursby took the win and his first ever on a club event (he chose well as it was the Championship night so he`ll get a cup to go with his success come November). This was only the second time he`s been under 23 minutes.

Tania takes the ladies 10 mile championship by 11 seconds from Caroline and Matthew Wells takes the Junior title with a very measured effort. 

Miriam Jessett and Mike James took the unorthodox route to PBs by riding as a 2 up - I cant allow that to stand for either of them individually but its AFAIK the record (and first ever) TTT result for a club night.

Alex Buckthorp and Martin Heardman rode their first club events. Welcome.

Comendations go to Raymond Bell who hasnt missed a single 10 since the start of 2016 and Ronnie Thompson who has ridden every 10 since May 2014.


Read more: Club 10 21.6.18 Championship

Club 25 7.6.18

Another night of good conditions with 7 PBs and 5 new riders.

Tight at the top with all the podium places within 10 seconds in the short 57s and another record breaking ride for in form Matty Wells to take 4th spot and last man under the hour.

His ride is a massive PB (by nearly 13 minutes if my records are correct) and a new Vags under 16 record by over 5 minutes.

PBs also recorded for David Wall,Don Speight,Ken Thursby,Lesley Bennett,Russ Hughes (over 2 minutes) and Roger Clarke (since 2013, although hes been a lot faster previously and was the long standing record holder until a couple of years ago).

UPDATE. Mattys ride is also the fastest an under 16 vag has been on any 25 course and Lesleys PB is also a new record for V50 ladies. Congratulations. Its hard to keep track of all these tumbling records.

Newcomers to the Thursday night TTs are Adrian Snell, Joanne Rea,Julian MacBride - making an impression by turning up and taking the win,Mal Gray and junior Matthew Mernin. Welcome to you all.

The results follow and are getting more complex as they now include multiple championship tables and the splits from raceclocker.

If you are a vet but dont appear as such in the data tables its because we dont have your date of birth. If you wish to be given the correct status let me know and i`ll update the database to give you due credit.

Read more: Club 25 7.6.18

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