The club's Majorca training camp saw 25 club members head off for a week's riding in the (mostly) warm and sunny climes of the Mediterranean.
Staying at Port de Pollenca, home of Brits on the island, gives the option of rides through the mountains or flatter options to the south and east. With three separate groups out riding most days there was plenty of choice from hard core 100 mile rides to much more sedate rides with plentiful cafe stops for refuelling on coffee and cake - see link above for a selection of photos from the trip (courtesy of Quentin, Keith, and Roger).
There is already discussion on dates for next year on the club forum - all club members are welcome regardless of ability, and based on this year it will be another enjoyable week for everyone.
Following on from Daniel Holmes leading the Under 8 Boys National Rankings, Kirsty Boak has now also topped the National Rankings for the Under 14 Girls. This follows a highly successful series of racing at Prissick and the Cleveland Wheelers races at the end of March. Jess Watts retains her 7th place in the rankings.
Daniel Holmes has slipped to 2nd place in his national rankings, with Sam Holmes still also in the top 10.
Tyneside Vagabonds are currently ranked 54th in the country, and 4th in the North East region!
Ranking tables below...
National Under 8 (E) Rankings for Road and Track published today by British Cycling show Daniel Holmes at the top with 30 points, a fantastic achievement!! And brother Sam isn't far behind in 7th place with 10 points.
The girls aren't doing too badly either - Kirsty Boak lies in second place in the National Girls Under 14 (B) rankings for Road and Track, with Jess in 7th place. All these great results leave Tyneside Vagabonds in the top 50 in the country.
Read on to see the tables...