Go-Ride Coaching Update_May 2017

Youth Go-Ride Coaching

The Go-Ride coaching will move back to Thorneyford Farm from tomorrow Saturday 6th May. We will continue here every Saturday up to the summer holidays but take one Saturday off over the Bank holiday weekend on Sat 27th May. The sessions will continue to use a combination of field and hard surfaces so mountain bikes or similar with gears will be required.

Venue: Thorneyford Farm, Kirkley, Ponteland, NE20 0AJ

Time:     8:45 - 9:45            Cost:     £3 on the day

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

Youth Club Ride

The youth club ride will commence again on Sat 6th May after coaching. They will depart from Kirkley farm at 10:15. These youth rides are for those able to ride at an average pace of ~10 mph covering ~20-30 miles, including a café stop. All U12’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and parental consent forms need signing for any >12’s riding unaccompanied. Unaccompanied riders must seek the rider leaders approval prior to joining the rider and provide emergency contact details. 

Easter Go-Ride Coaching

Go-Ride Coaching

Last weekend we had our first Go_Ride outing to the Middlesborough cycle circuit and many riders had their first experience of riding on a purpose build circuit. The weather was initially against us but we eventually got out on the track, the nerves subsided and everyone seemed to have a great time. 

It's really great to see so many enjoying the sessions and getting stuck into the racing with some real grit and determination. Well done to all.

Coaching will continue over Easter at Quorum Business park on Sat 8th and Sat 22nd.

There will be no coaching on Easter Saturday 15th. 

The final coaching session at Quorum will be on Sat 29th April. We will return to Thorneyford Farm in May and re-start the youth club rides after the coaching for those keen to get in a few more miles...

COACHING DATES: Sat 8th, 22nd and 29th April

Venue: Q12 at the Quorum Business Park, Benton Lane, Newcastle, NE12 8BU.

Time:     8:45 - 9:45            Cost:     £3 on the day

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

Go-Ride Racing

The North East Youth League starts next Sunday at Prissick with Hetton Hawks hosting Round 1. There will be separate races for U8, U10 and U12, skills challenges and prizes so get down there and give it a go. Details and entry is via the BC website, Skills entries are free of charge on the day.

Tyneside Vagabonds will host Round 2 on Sun 24th April.

Martin Wells
Go-Ride Contact
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Go-Ride Coaching Update Feb 2017

Youth Go-Ride Coaching

Go-Ride coaching resumes next Saturday 4thMarch and runs for 4 weeks up to and including Saturday 26th March. Please note that a new venue is being used for this block at the Quorum Business Park where we have recurred use of the closed car park for road coaching. The buildings will be opened to allow access to the toilets. All bikes should have brakes and gears in working order and all riders will need to wear a cycling helmet.

Venue: Q12 at the Quorum Business Park, Benton Lane, Newcastle, NE12 8BU.

Time:     8:45 – 10:00         Cost:     £3 on the day

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

Please arrive in plenty of time to sign on and get ready for an 8:45 start.

On Saturday 1st April we have booked the cycle circuit at Middlesbrough Sports Village from 3-5pm.

Address: Middlesbrough Sports Village, Alan Peacock Way, Middlesbrough TS4 3AE

This is a dedicated tarmac cycle circuit.  We will provide a coaching session followed by a Go-Ride Race where the kids will be able to put into practice the road skills they have learnt during the coaching block. There’s plenty of parking and a café in the main building.

Racing Opportunities

With the CX season over for another year our attention now moves to the coming road and MTB season for those wishing to race. Event information can be found on the British Cycling website where you can filter races by region and rider category to quickly find suitable events. Events get posted regularly as event organisers submit their information so keep an eye out.

The North East Youth League (NEYL) is a good series of races and if you complete 5 out of the 8 events you will qualify for a league ranking and maybe an award at the end of season presentation night. There are separate skills events being held at alternate events as below with prices for the winners.

NEYL 2017        
Round Date Venue Race host Skills Host
1 9th Apr Hetton Hetton Hawks Hetton Hawks
2 23rd Apr Prissick Tyneside Vagabonds  
3 14th May Prissick Newcastle Phoenix Stockton Wheelers
4 21st May Hetton PTR  
5 4th Jun Prissick Tyneside Vagabonds Newcastle Phoenix
6 2nd Jul Prissick Newcastle Phoenix  
7 15th Jul Prissick Stockton Wheelers Tyneside Vagabonds
8 16th Jul Stockton Stockton Wheelers  
Presentation 10th Sept Hetton Centre Presentation  
Reg Champs 25th Jun Hetton Hetton Hawks  

Hope to see you all next Saturday 4th March at the new venue!! Quorum Business Park

Please do not hesitate to contact me or anyone of the Go-Ride team if you have any questions.

Martin Wells

Go-Ride Contact

Tyneside Vagabonds

07941 326532