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    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.

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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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Club 25 2.8.18

 Good conditions again but holidays seen to have affected entries so only 14 riders took on the final club 25 of the year.

Peter Graves, only recently joined the Vags and was impressive with a 1:02:45 on a roadbike. I suspect there is a lot more to come here - welcome to Thursday nights. The other newcomer to the Club 25 was Craig Fenwick but I`m sure he`s ridden it many times before I took over the results.

Tom Hutchinson continues his impressive form with a new Vags record taking 25 seconds off the old record and removing Adam Wild from another of the current records having prised him out of the 10 mile top spot earlier in the year. It also gives him the highest ever short distance bar average speed which will look good on the trophy in November - his success in this competition is a virtual certainty.

Ken Thursby is still knocking on the door of a 56 having recorded 3 short 57s in his last 3 outings. He sits atop the Vets bar but is not expected to ride again this season and according to my sums could be toppled by Dave Robinson (last years champion) if he can pull out a 23:53 in the final 10 of the year which looks possible as he has a 23:29 from last year and a 22:51 PB.

The other places in the Vets look settled with Russ Hughes,Roger Clark and Don Speight looking safe in their 3rd 4th and 5th spots but a blinding 10 by any one of them could upset this.

PBs were recorded this week by Tom,Russ,Martin R and Ian McLean according to my records.                                      Russ is edging ever closer to the sub 1 hr club. Ian hasnt ridden a club 25 since 2015 so he`s defying chronological gravity. Toms win is a club PB by 7 minutes 16 seconds but not the biggest improvement on the night! Martin clocked an incredible PB of 7:32 faster than his previous club event in 2016. Both have however been showing this kind of form in open events recently but have nevertheless set new high water marks.

Thanks to the marshals/time keepers - we were a bit short on the night but Gordon and Richard managed the turn (Richard having just arrived back at Newcastle station at 17:40) and Sharon did the time keeping as ably and enthusiastically as usual. Jack Earl was out on the course taking photos. Anyone who fancies helping out would be extremely welcome.

 

Read more: Club 25 2.8.18

Club 10 19.7.18

 

Warm and dry as expected of 2018 but with an unhelpful westerly which kept the PB count down to 4 this week.

Matthew Wells continues his excellent run of form to take a podium spot this week with his fatest club 10 to date and is defending his 2nd place in the short bar well

Martin Rasmussen`s season goes from strength to strength too with PB for him, and Chris Bartram and Phil Reynolds both backed up PDs from the last 10 with their new high water marks.

We welcomed Joe Leiserach and Robert Willers to the Thursday Night Crew. Hope to see you again.

Overall winner tonight was Tom Hutchinson who now needs a 25 time to crash into the top spot in the short bar. Just needs a bit of luck if he`s available in a fortnight after 2 DNFs in recent open TTs.

Read more: Club 10 19.7.18

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.

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