• 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 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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Go-Ride Update October

Youth Go-Ride Coaching

No Go-Ride coaching this Saturday 22nd October but will resume next week on Saturday 29th Octoberand run for 7 weeks up to and including Sat 10th December. The venue for this block will be Thorneyford Farm, Kirkley, where we will use the off road facilities. All bikes should have brakes and gears in working order and all riders will need to wear a cycling helmet.

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

Time:     8:45 – 10:00         Cost:     £3 on the day

The coaches will split the riders into appropriate groups based on their ability. Please arrive in plenty of time to sign on and get ready for an 8:45 start.

Racing Opportunities

The Vagabonds are hosting a round of the NECCL at Thorneyford farm this Saturday 22nd October. There is an U12 race at 12:00 which would be suitable for all Go-Ride participants to attend and enjoy. The U16 race follows at 12:30. Entry is on the day but get there in plenty of time as it may be busy. More info can be found @ NECCL.co.uk

The next Go-Ride race event has been booked and will be at the farm on Saturday 26th November. 10:00 sign on for a 10:30 race start, providing off road racing for all U12’s. £3 per rider entry on the day.

Other Racing Opportunities

Remember that info on all cyclocross races in the region can be found here: http://www.ukcyclocrossevents.co.uk/cyclocross-events/north-east-england-cyclocross-events

We look forward to seeing you

Martin Wells

Go-Ride Contact

Eden Valley Club Ride

A small but select group of Vagabonds, lead by Keith Aungiers, headed to Brampton for a club ride in the Eden Valley on Sunday 25th September.  Taking in a 52 mile route of unfamiliar roads out to the station cafe at Langwathby and back, the weather stayed mostly dry.

This is what they got up to (mechanical, navigational errors, and slippery 20% ascent all included!)...

Club Hill Climb - 4th September 2016

Seven club riders and former club member Ivan Logan took on this year's club hill climb.  Wet weather over the previous 24 hours made for a very greasy surface cuasing riders to lose traction and spin their wheels, and consequently times were a little slower than the last couple of years.

Adam Wild took the win less than two seconds ahead of Craig Gow, with Joe Tubby in third place.  Henry Knight and Matthew Wells fought a tight battle for first placed youth, with Henry narrowly taking it.

Pos Rider Club Cat Time
1 Adam Wild Tyneside Vagabonds C.C.   2:49.2
2 Craig Gow Tyneside Vagabonds C.C. Jun 2:51.5
3 Joe Tubby Tyneside Vagabonds C.C. Jun 3:10.7
4 Ivan Logan M Steel Cycles   3:34.7
5 Henry Knight Tyneside Vagabonds C.C. Juv 3:42.7
6 Matthew Wells Tyneside Vagabonds C.C. Juv 3:43.6
7 Richard Knight Tyneside Vagabonds C.C. V 4:14.2
8 Gary Burnie Tyneside Vagabonds C.C. V 4:24.3

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