Welcome to Tyneside Vagabonds Cycling Club

Tyneside Vagabonds Cycling Club was established in 1937.

How to Join

Before joining Tyneside Vagabonds, we like to meet all potential new members. We therefore invite anyone considering joing the club to come along to one of our activities, whether a club run, time trial, or our club night. You are welcome to try out a few of our rides before deciding whether the club is right for you. All of our activities are listed in the events section of the website.

Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before turning up for a ride so that we know to expect you.

Note: If you are under 18, then your parent / guardian MUST complete our parental consent form and return it to the Membership Secretary BEFORE attending one of our activities. Children under the age of 12 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian on club activities. Our parental consent form is available here.

If you then decide that you would like to join, contact the Membership Secretary for a link to our online registration page.

We don't have many conditions of membership. However, we do require all members to be covered by 3rd party insurance cover and have access to specialist legal advice and support through membershipof either the Cyclists Touring Club (CTC), British Cycling (minimum silver membership), or British Triathlon. See below for further information about these cycling organisations and which organisation might be best for you:

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As the UK’s National Cyclists’ Organisation, CTC has been protecting and promoting the rights of cyclists since 1878. CTC is a not-for-profit organisation that is funded through its membership and donations in return for support. By joining CTC you are supporting UK cycling and giving cyclists a louder voice when campaigning locally and nationally on the issues that are important to you.

Members have access to a range of benefits. These include:

  • Free £10m third party insurance
  • A bi-monthly cycling magazine and weekly email newsletter
  • Cyclists Helpline for advice on all cycling matters (route and touring information, technical and product advice)
  • Free cycle-related legal advice
  • Discounts on many cycling products

Full Membership Benefits and Prices

Membership of CTC is suitable for:

  • Leisure road cyclists
  • Commuters
  • Sportive riders
  • Leisure mountain bikers

Join online using the link below, then complete your Tyneside Vagabonds online registration once you have received your CTC membership number from them.

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British Cycling is the internationally recognised governing body of cycling in the UK. It administers the sport in the following disciplines: BMX, Cycle Speedway, Cyclo-Cross, Mountain Bike, Road and Track.

Members have access to a range of benefits. These include:

  • Liability insurance - cover for cyclists at fault in accidents and featuring "no excess"
  • Free legal advice from dedicated specialists in working with cyclists' cases
  • Discounts on travel, equipment, holidays, event tickets etc

There are two categories of British Cycling membership:

Ride membership (formerly called Everyday Cycling) is suitable for:

  • Leisure road cyclists
  • Commuters
  • Sportive riders
  • Leisure mountain bikers

Race membership also includes a provisional racing licence and is suitable for:

  • Competitive cyclists wishing to compete in road races organised by British Cycling

Full Membership Benefits and Prices

To join British Cycling as a Ride member, call British Cycling on 0161 274 2010. Lines open 8am-6pm Monday-Friday. Don't forget to ask them to include Tyneside Vagabonds as your club.  Then complete your Tyneside Vagabonds online registration once you have received your Ride membership number from them.

Discounted membership of British Cycling is often available to new members - contact the club secretary for details. Join online using the button below, and specify Tyneside Vagabonds as your club, then complete your Tyneside Vagabonds online registration. Your British Cycling Membership card will be sent directly to us and we will forward it to you once you have also joined the club.

Note: for race membership you must join as a Ride, Silver or Gold member to receive the 3rd party insurance and legal cover we require you to have.

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