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Presentation Lunch at the Hearth on Saturday 15th June 2019

We are having a Summer Lunch at the Hearth to present the awards for the 2018 Cyclocross Season.

We hope on the day that a number of groups will take different routes from Thorneyford Farm Kirkley to converge on the Hearth for a Presentation Lunch.

There will be a traditional buffet with various sandwiches crisps pies cakes and tea coffee juice.

The club is subsiding event so the cost will be £5 for adults and £4 for children.

The Hearth always provides wonderful food so why not book your place for a Saturday ride with the bonus of a nice lunch at the end and help us celebrate the achievements of club members.

Places are limited so please make your booking as soon as possible on the VAGS website.

All members are very welcome. We would hope the rides having left the farm at 10.15 will arrive about 12.30 so if you are not able or don’t want ride you can meet us there then. 

Closing Date 8th June 2019 as Hearth requires numbers.. It is not possible to just turn up on the day. 

To book your place you must be logged in to the club website here


Go Ride Coaching

Go-Ride Coaching continues on Saturday 23rd & 30th March at Quorum Business Park 

This block will continue to focus on road techniques and skills. 

Venue:  Quorum Business Park,  NE12 8BW at the Q12 Car Park 

Time:     8:30 Registration, 8.45am - 10 am            Cost:     £4 on the day

The coaches will split the riders into appropriate groups based on their ability.

Go-Ride Coaching & Go-Ride Race Saturday 6th April. 1pm - 3pm at Middlesbrough Sports Village. (please see Events for more info). 

No coaching Saturday 13th April or Saturday 20th April for the Easter Break. 

Coaching returns to Thorneyford Farm, Kirkley on Saturday 27th April up to and including 25th May.  Geared bikes with off-road tyres, helmets & gloves. 

No coaching Saturday 1st June (May Half Term). 

Coaching returns to Thorneyford Farm, Kirkley on Saturday 8th June up to and including 20th July. 

If you are intending to come along for the first time, please contact us. 

Thank you, Lee Casey

Go-Ride Contact

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Facebook: @GoRideTynesideVags


Sorry for the severe delay in compiling the results of the 2018 Vags Hill Climb which took place nearly 2 months ago at Sandhoe on the morning of 22 January. 

There was an excellent turn out of spectators but only a brave few actually took to the slopes. The conditions were good for the course with only a fine covering of sand and debris on the road and almost dry which saved some spinning out of back wheels. 

This was the year of the Tandem competition - 40% of all participants, and well worth it as everyone got the course record, Charlotte and Roger taking it first with a 5.00 and Miriam and Jon B pushing it back to 4.13 five minutes later. They think there`s more to come with the right gears - definately no spinning those pedals with the cogs available on the day.

There were some notable efforts as befits a hill climb, with Paul Crotty for one, disappearing around the corner after the finish making some rather worrying gasping sounds and not sure himself if he would ever take a breath again. Thankfully he reappeared after a couple of minutes and appeared to have regained his composure. 100+% for effort and a well deserved podium

Honours on the day went to Chris Bartram with a 3.02 with Peter Graves in second on 3.13 and Pauls 3.54 completing the honours.

First and only solo lady and this years womens champion was Sue Thorn with a 4.07.

Gary Burnie and Peter Brock completed the finishers with 4.01 and 4.16 respectively.

Roger and Charlotte would like to credit their warm up lap boost to the angry dog which inspired their mid climb surge.