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.
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Vags Race Team
Go-Ride Coaching Sessions
Mountain Time Trial
Women and Girls (WAGs)
The 25 never attracts as big a field as the 10s but this week we were down to 14 riders out and back from Ponteland to Kirkwhelpington.
Another road work affected Championship event with a set of temporary lights at Belsay kept the marshals busy again, trying to trigger the sensors when we saw a rider coming. Probably half the field got stopped one way or the other but everyone got their stoppage time back so hopefully it didnt affect the results too much. Several riders seemed to value the time for a rest and regroup!
Showers cleared an hour before the event to leave a moderate westerly and cool conditions.
No new riders this week but I`m not aware Michael Lynch of Derwentside has ridden this course with us before.
Only 2 PBs on the night too, which suggests conditions werent the best but notably Russ Hughes chose his time to shine wisely, first time under the hour in a club event and bagged the Championship with it. Only 6 seconds seperated Russ,
Roger and Kyle at the 10 two weeks ago but Russ`s performance was convincing tonight. Francis Smith was the other PB.
Raymond Bell competed for the first time with us in his 8th decade, Happy Birthday!
Special mention to Becci Leung and Mike James who missed out on their hour goal 4 weeks ago on the tandem. They returned with significant determination and clocked a gross 1.00.11 but with 27 seconds stoppage at the lights, achieved their objective with a 59:44, being the only other machine to sneak under the hour on the night. Both were clearly delighted but Becci showed her pleasure with more exuberance.
Thanks as ever to the marshals, of course to the stalwart club members who always turn out for me but also to Henry Knight who was drafted in by his Dad in his post A`level relaxation, and the ever supportive Sharon Dyson. We only just had enough to run the event today so if anyone else fancies a night out please get in touch for the 18th.