Presentation Lunch at the Hearth on Saturday 15th June 2019
We are having a Summer Lunch at the Hearth to present the awards for the 2018 Cyclocross Season.
We hope on the day that a number of groups will take different routes from Thorneyford Farm Kirkley to converge on the Hearth for a Presentation Lunch.
There will be a traditional buffet with various sandwiches crisps pies cakes and tea coffee juice.
The club is subsiding event so the cost will be £5 for adults and £4 for children.
The Hearth always provides wonderful food so why not book your place for a Saturday ride with the bonus of a nice lunch at the end and help us celebrate the achievements of club members.
Places are limited so please make your booking as soon as possible on the VAGS website.
All members are very welcome. We would hope the rides having left the farm at 10.15 will arrive about 12.30 so if you are not able or don’t want ride you can meet us there then.
To book your place you must be logged in to the club website here
Sorry for the severe delay in compiling the results of the 2018 Vags Hill Climb which took place nearly 2 months ago at Sandhoe on the morning of 22 January.
There was an excellent turn out of spectators but only a brave few actually took to the slopes. The conditions were good for the course with only a fine covering of sand and debris on the road and almost dry which saved some spinning out of back wheels.
This was the year of the Tandem competition - 40% of all participants, and well worth it as everyone got the course record, Charlotte and Roger taking it first with a 5.00 and Miriam and Jon B pushing it back to 4.13 five minutes later. They think there`s more to come with the right gears - definately no spinning those pedals with the cogs available on the day.
There were some notable efforts as befits a hill climb, with Paul Crotty for one, disappearing around the corner after the finish making some rather worrying gasping sounds and not sure himself if he would ever take a breath again. Thankfully he reappeared after a couple of minutes and appeared to have regained his composure. 100+% for effort and a well deserved podium
Honours on the day went to Chris Bartram with a 3.02 with Peter Graves in second on 3.13 and Pauls 3.54 completing the honours.
First and only solo lady and this years womens champion was Sue Thorn with a 4.07.
Gary Burnie and Peter Brock completed the finishers with 4.01 and 4.16 respectively.
Roger and Charlotte would like to credit their warm up lap boost to the angry dog which inspired their mid climb surge.
The Club's Annual Presentation Night will take place on Friday November 9th 2018 commencing at 7.00pm at Ponteland Social Club.
The Annual Presentation evening is a chance for everyone to get together and celebrate the achievements of club members and to present the award for Club Member of the Year.
It promises to be a very enjoyable evening for all. On the menu is a choice of Pie with Peas Mash and Gravy provided by Geordie Pie and Mash, followed by a choice of home made puddings or cheese There will be a bar available for the evening and we hope as many members as possible will come along.
Cost of the event including food is £8.50 per person.
Please note booking closes on 5th November 2018
To book your place click here
YOU WILL NEED TO BE LOGGED INTO THE WEBSITE TO SEE THE BOOKING PAGE
For children's tickets please see Caroline at Go Ride on Saturday Mornings