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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

Club Kit / Table Top Sale

The club is holding its first sale on Monday 30th Jan at Westmoor community centre from 1930-2100.

  • View / try on / order this season's club kit
  • Sell unwanted bicycle kit / clothing to other club members - or come along to grab a bargain
  • An expert will also be on hand to answer mechanical queries.

Sellers

Tables (or half tables at reduced price ) for individuals or groups will be available @ £5 each. Coffee & cake included for sellers.

Buyers

Coffee and cake available for a nominal fee. All proceeds to the club's Go-Ride section.

Do come along, support your club, and pick up a bargain!

Please RSVP by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via the club website forum post here if you would like a table to sell your kit to assist organisation.

Popular Sunday C group rides to continue in 2017

A successful first full year of operation saw the Sunday C group rides growing in popularity.  We organised 42 rides of varying distance and toughness to a variety of cafe destinations, and these were enjoyed by groups of up to 20 riders.  Special thanks are due to the cohort of leaders who gave their time and effort to ensure that the rides were varied, enjoyable and successful.

We will be continuing in 2017 with a full programme of rides, meeting every Sunday with the exception of days when major club events are being held. 

These are not rides for beginners but are intended to be attractive to regular Saturday riders or other moderately fit riders who would like a sociable group ride of between 50-65 miles at a steady pace (typically 14mph) in remote, beautiful and often hilly parts of Northumberland and Durham, and occasionally further afield.  Typically the rides follow minor and traffic free roads which include some challenging climbs, with a pre-determined lunchtime café stop.  The riding group always tries to stay together with the leader and, where gaps open, the group will slow down to ensure that no one is left behind.

 If that sounds like your thing why not come along to Jan's cafe for a 9:30 start any Sunday.  You are guaranteed a good day out. 

For more details see the events calendar or contact any of the ride leaders: Andy Berne, Brian Finlay, Austin Wilcock, Alan Holmes, Margie Jackson, Simon Simms, Gordon Atkinson, Roger Clarke, Keith Aungiers.

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 C group at Pauperhaugh

 

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