Welcome to the Velo

Established in 2014 but with a backdrop of exciting cycling history spanning back to the racing days of the 60’s South Shields Velo CC (SSVCC) base all our club and training runs from Gypsies green stadium.

Our passion is road cycling whether this is road, race, time trial, cycle cross or general leisure and pleasure. We are very member focused which ensures great riding, great fun and hopefully great successes. Everyone is welcome to come ride with us.

Rides and Events

There is pretty much something happening every day of the week. Just look at the Strava figures further down the page. Weekends regularly see upwards of 50+ riders out on several rides of various distances, average speeds and elevation.

We break the summer weeks up with Wednesday night loops and even in the winter there are indoor spinning session’s.


Our club has grown so quickly and our regular presence in on the North East roads has led to a number of businesses offering discounted services to paid up members of the club.  You will need to present your British Cycling membership card or other proof of Velo membership to take advantage of these offers.
SSVCC Cycling Etiquette


If you want to join a great cycling club complete and return your membership form and fee to any committee member at any club event.

You can be a member of more than one club but if you want to race for SSVCC you need to make us your 1st Claim Club.

SSVCC Cycling Etiquette

Cycling Etiquette

Good cycling etiquette is appreciated and expected by all who take part in our group rides. The following advice is for riders new and old and will ensure a more pleasurable ride for all.
SSVCC Club Constitution

Club Constitution

The purposes of our club is to promote the amateur sport of cycling in South Shields and surrounding areas of South Tyneside encouraging community participation in the same areas.

Automatically renew your membership with Direct Debit

The easiest way to ensure you don’t forget to renew your Velo membership is to set up a Direct Debit.

We’re on Strava

As an extra incentive we actively encourage members to log their rides on Starva.  It’s a great motivator and if you check out the club you will see just how many people ride together,

Velo News

Velo Coaching Excellence Recognised

Velo Coaching Excellence Recognised The Velo has always had a commitment to widening participation in cycling and the best way to do this is through encouraging the next generation. The Club is affiliated to British Cycling (BC) and has been a...

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Race Team Plans for 2018

A year on a year wiser and new race plans are a hatching. This Sunday 7th Jan the Race boys n' girls meet up to discuss the forthcoming season. There are a number of target races we wish to explore both home and away as well as discuss February's trip to...

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Giving Racing a Go

Like most amateur sports clubs there’s no doubt that it’s the competitive element which fuels its members enthusiasm bringing them back to better what they done last year, whether it's against peers in training or representing the club through competition. The Velo is...

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Video Velo

Want to know what it’s like to ride with the Velo?  Why not watch one of our videos..

Finding the Velo

Come join us on a ride, friend us on Facebook, check us out on Strava and become part of an inclusive fun and rewarding cycling club. Gypsies Green Stadium, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 3NG

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