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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.

The Club's Annual Presentation Night will take place on Friday November 9th 2018 commencing at 7.00pm at Ponteland Social Club.

The Annual Presentation evening is a chance for everyone to get together and celebrate the achievements of club members and to present the award for Club Member of the Year.

It promises to be a very enjoyable evening for all. On the menu is a choice of Pie with Peas Mash and Gravy provided by Geordie Pie and Mash, followed by a choice of home made puddings or cheese There will be a bar available for the evening and we hope as many members as possible will come along.

Cost of the event including food is £8.50 per person.

Please note booking closes on 5th November 2018

To book your place  click here


For children's tickets please see Caroline at Go Ride on Saturday Mornings 


The Endura clothing order for the WINTER KIT (Dark) is now OPEN on the Endura website Ref: 645 for ordering direct.  

I have had to impose an urgent deadline date of the 20/09/18 to ensure a turn around of delivery pre-Christmas, hopefully earlier! 

Please order direct with Endura on You will need to Login using your email address and code from Endura. Pay direct to Endura & choose your preferred delivery option. If you require a new Login Code please contact me Denise Sylph on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via the forum.  

Please note there is a minimum order of 5 units per style. I will be sent an updated order list for the club as a whole from Endura on the 21/09 & should any styles not fulfil the minimum order requirement you will be notified accordingly or additional stock may be purchased at the clubs discretion.  

I also have some stock for sale in limited sizes across both the Winter & Summer styles, I will bring these along to Kirkley Cycles at 9am on Saturday 15th September should anyone wish to have a look at the sizes/styles. Cash or Cheques accepted. I can also take Winter Kit orders should you prefer to order from me in person, payment on order required. 

The SUMMER (White) Kit order will be opened in November. 

Any questions please get in touch. Many Thanks Denise Sylph. Clothing Secretary.