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.
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.
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.
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.
You can order club kit via the Pedalling Squares website and we advise all members to visit Pedalling Squares to try the kit on if you are unsure of your size. Any issues with quality, transactions, ordering or delivery needs to be address directly with Pedalling Squares.
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,
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Video VeloWant 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