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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.
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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.

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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 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

Club 10 24.5.18

Race report Club 10 May 24th 2018

A night of some very big rides.

Conditions were good with a moderate North Easterly and dry with some sun but not warm.

There were 8 PBs on the night and 7 new riders (at least they haven’t ridden a Vags club TT on this course in the last 5 years) so welcome to Nev and Bev Martin, Eoin Gormley, Rachel Guller,David Symes , Emma Turnbull and Gary Burnie. It was good to have so many riders in the field – hopefully many of you will fancy the 25 mile course in 2 weeks time.

Commendations go to Paul Mitchell and Lewis Wake who both rode their second Vags 10 and both improved their time.

Craig Fenwick hasn’t been that fast on our course since 2012 so a PB in my tenure, Russ Hughes PB`d last time and this for a great period of form and special commendation must go to Mark Whaley, who has ridden this event 7 times since May 16 and has PB`d on every occasion!

The Records

Tom Hutchinson takes the overall Vags record from Adam Wild by 4 seconds with a 21.32, until tonight only 4 riders have ever gone faster.

Matthew Wells takes another PB by 40 seconds pushing the bar for the Vags under 16 record higher again for those following and I suspect he hasn’t finished with it yet. Next step is the all time under 16 course record of 23:20 by Joe Mann back in 2013.

Adam Wild won with a 21:02, now the FKT (as far as I know) knocking 5 seconds off Collin Humphries 2012 record. However this is rumoured not to be a course record as we didn’t have a CTT registered timekeeper on the night. That honour still goes to Keith Murrays 21.33 in 2013. Adam is hoping to have Sharon back to clock his next ride!

Results to follow

Read more: Club 10 24.5.18

Club 10 10.5.18

Good weather for riders and marshals made for an enjoyable evening and some excellent results for the first Club TT of the year.

According to my records (which only go back to 2014) there were 8 PBs on the night which is good for a first event. 

Tom Hutchinson was the winner and biggest mover, knocking over 2 mins off his previous Club 10 PB.

Russ Hughes and Roger Clarke continue their tussle, both recording recent PBs with 45s and 66 seconds to the good respectively.

Matty Wells sliced 1.15 of his previous PB to take the under 16 Vags record, Vicky Gibbs PB`d by 40 seconds and Martin Rasmussen by 32 seconds.

Sophie Enever and Mark Whaley just scraped under their previous record times.

We had 5 new entries - Paul Hague,Lewis Wake, David Ballantyne, Paul Mitchell and Phil Reynolds who havn`t ridden a club 10 in the last few years as far as I know. Welcome.

Next event 24th May another 10. See if you can get a mention in dispatches.

Read more: Club 10 10.5.18

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