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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 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

Go-Ride Coaching at Ponteland High School Car Park

This spring saw a new intake of children starting the Go-Ride coaching with the Vagabonds on Saturday morning's at Ponteland High School Car Park.  The popularity of the coaching is growing as word spreads locally and more children start to participate.  We also have people travelling as they have looked for a Go-Ride club and we are the nearest location for them in the North East. Some of last years children have now progressed on to Go-Ride Cluster coaching sessions geared more towards racing on Wednesday evenings and it's great to see this for those that are interested.  Ed is involved in this more focused coaching so for the Vagabonds progressing on they have a familiar face at the sessions.

With this new Go-Ride intake, plus last years regulars we now split Saturday mornings into two groups, beginners and intermediate ( shown left ), using two coaches. 

On Sat 15th June the Intermediate group had a great session with visiting British Cycling coach Alex McLean on Time Trial starts whilst the beginners continued with mounts/dismounts and gearing.

On Sat 22nd June Ed Beechinor-Collins organised a mini cross-race in the car park, and we have 23 participants,  a great success, with medals and prizes for all the children.

The coaching will be stopping after Sat July 20th for a Summer break and then starting again on Saturday 31st August for the Autumn when attention will start to turn to cross and MTB.

The beginners group ( right ) has a good number of regulars now, mostly around 6-10 year olds,  and many show good progression in just a short time.  Hopefully a number will feel ready to tackle some cross or MTB racing this autumn.

In 2013 Go-Ride has been a great success for the Vagabonds,  we have brought cycling to a new generation of youngsters in the area and now have some promising looking young riders.

If any member of the Vags would like to assist with the Go-Ride sessions, then please get in touch. I'd also like to extend an invite to all club members to come along on a Saturday morning and see what we are doing.  You'll be more than welcome and will help discuss and explain to the parents the other activities in the club.

More information on British Cycling Go-Ride can be found at British Cycling Go-Ride

If you'd like more information about the Vagabonds Go-Ride please use our contact page or contact one of the coaches direct.

North East GHS 10 Result Sheet 2013

GHS NE TT champs 20..2013

Joe Mann (Derwentside CC) took a convincing win with an outstanding time of 23:20 to win the North East GHS Championships with the fastest time ever recorded by an Under 16 rider on the M105 10 mile course at Ponteland.  Harry Craig (Activ Cycles) and Adam Wild (Tyneside Vagabonds) also recorded fast times in a close contest for second place.  Kirsty Boak (CDNE) beat Jess Watts (CDNE) to win the girls competition, whilst Josh Craven (Tyneside Vagabonds) recorded a personal best time for the course in winning the 14 year old boys category.  All riders have qualified for the National GHS finals in September.

A gallery of photos taken at the event by Michael Craig can be found here, full table of results below.

Read more: North East GHS 10 Result Sheet 2013

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