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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

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.

Youth Go-Ride Coaching

No Go-Ride coaching this Saturday 17th December as the club CX championships are being held at Hetton le Hole. This race will be very similar to the go_ride racing everyone has been practicing over the past weeks so we look forward to seeing you all there. The U12 race will start at 12:00. Full details can be found on the NECCL website: http://neccl.co.uk/

Coaching will resume onSaturday 7thJanuary and run for 7 weeks up to and includingSat 18th February. The venue for this block will be Thorneyford Farm, Kirkley, where we will use the off road facilities. All bikes should have brakes and gears in working order and all riders will need to wear a cycling helmet.

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

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.

Racing Opportunities

The Vagabonds Club CX championships are being held this Saturday 17th Dec at Hetton Le Hole as part of the NECCL event.  There is an U12 race at 12:00 which would be suitable for all Go-Ride participants to attend and enjoy. The U16 race follows at 12:30. Entry is on the day but get there in plenty of time as it may be busy. More info can be found @ NECCL.co.uk

The next Go-Ride race event has been booked and will be at the farm onSaturday 14th January 10:00 sign on for a 10:30 race start, providing off road racing for all U12’s. £3 per rider entry on the day. Other race dates have been booked for 4th Feb, 18th Feb, 11th Mar and 25th Mar. Info can be found on the club and BC events calendars.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

It’s been a great year for the Go-Ride team with many new faces both participating, coaching and volunteering, new facilities and equipment and we hope everyone has enjoyed taking part. We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year as we strive to deliver a great environment for the development and enjoyment of our young riders. If you have any suggestions or ideas or would like to join the growing team of volunteers then please contact me or anyone of the team and your input would be much appreciated.