mountain time trial logo

race team shortcut1

club rides shortcut

goride shortcut

wags shortcut

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:

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 @

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.

Presentation Night Photo Album

Danny Winthorpe was star of the night as he collected his award for Clubperson of the Year 2016 at the club presentation night on 11th November.

Nearly 100 Vagabonds gathered at Ponteland social club for a pie and peas supper provided by Jan's Kitchen, to recognise the achievements of the club's riders this year.  Amongst the award winners was Novice of the Year, Isla Hodgson.


The annual Christmas lunch will take place on Saturday 10th December at Kirkley Hall. This popular event gives members an opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit early and share some good cheer among friends.

There is an option of a two course festive menu @£15 (either starter/main or main/dessert) or a three course menu @£19 both inc tea/coffee.
As is the usual custom there will be a raffle with the proceeds going to the air ambulance service, donations of prizes much appreciated on the day or prior to the lunch by contacting any of the social sub-committee members via details on the club forum.
There is ample parking at Kirkley Hall and at least one organised ride for attendees will leave from Kirkley Hall at 10am (weather permitting).
Booking closes Sunday 27th November 2016.
To book your place(s), login to the club website then click here.

Looking forward to seeing you there!