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Club rides route library for a summer of great cycling

Looking forward to a summer of great cycling but not sure where to go or how to get there?  With over 100 routes the Tyneside Vagabonds Club Rides Route Library is sure to have what you are looking for.  Put together from tried and tested routes ridden by club members, it provides an unrivalled source of out and back club riding routes to popular venues within a 40 mile radius of Ponteland, some routes that are a little further afield, and some designed for training purposes, as well as courses used for time trials and hill climb events.

Ranging between 30 and 100 miles, the club riding routes offer something for all types and abilities of rider and can be easily adapted to suit your personal needs.  The routes can be viewed on a computer, smartphone or tablet using any of several different map types.  They can also be downloaded to GPX or other formats for use out on the road.

The library is growing and dynamic so if you have any good routes that you think others would enjoy let Keith Aungiers know.

To access the library from the club website either:

- from the menu at the top of the screen select 'The Club' then scroll down to 'Club Rides' and across to 'Club Rides Route Library'

- or click on the red box 'Club Rides' to go to that section of the website where on the left you will see a link to 'Club Rides Route Library'

Following either of these will take you to the home screen of the Library at https://ridewithgps.com/users/400003.

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Club 10 21.6.18 Championship

 

A tougher night tonight with an unhelpful wind kept the PB count low. Several riders cruised over the line clearly having decided a finishing effort was in vain.

Only 3 riders recorded a new high water mark, along with 2 who rode their second event faster than their first. 

Russ Hughes recorded a 3rd consecutive PB and Chris Bartram and Francis Smith completed the set. Gary Burnie and Paul Hague both found the benefit of a second run

It must have been hard as Mark Whalley failed to PB!

Ken Thursby took the win and his first ever on a club event (he chose well as it was the Championship night so he`ll get a cup to go with his success come November). This was only the second time he`s been under 23 minutes.

Tania takes the ladies 10 mile championship by 11 seconds from Caroline and Matthew Wells takes the Junior title with a very measured effort. 

Miriam Jessett and Mike James took the unorthodox route to PBs by riding as a 2 up - I cant allow that to stand for either of them individually but its AFAIK the record (and first ever) TTT result for a club night.

Alex Buckthorp and Martin Heardman rode their first club events. Welcome.

Comendations go to Raymond Bell who hasnt missed a single 10 since the start of 2016 and Ronnie Thompson who has ridden every 10 since May 2014.

 

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The Ups and Downs of a Cyclocross Season

daniel holmesHaving not raced for the last few seasons I decided that I would have a crack at this years Cyclocross. I had never raced Nationally in this discipline so there was going to be a challenge gaining the skills and the particular fitness required for this event. In preparation I planned to race as many of the local CXNE events to gain some experience. I race in the U14 category which is a combined race with the U16 category. Typically there are around 40 competitors in the race across both categories.

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