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South Shields Velo Cycling Club 

Established in 2014, South Shields Velo CC has quickly become one of the most popular clubs in the North East. We cater for many different types of cycling including Cycle Cross, Time Trials, Road Racing with several longer rides and Audax’s planned throughout the year.

We also have an eye on the future with our Velo Pups group catering for younger riders with our qualified coaches bringing younger riders through to compete in several competitions.

Elsewhere we encourage members to promote rides and you’ll find many rides available during the week offering various challenges of distance, anticipated average speed and elevations. One thing they all seem to have in common however is the chance of a break somewhere for coffee and cake.

Our Upcoming Events & Activities

9

Mar

Velo Awards night 2019

Masons Gin bar, South Shields

Event Info

A change to get together on Saturday 9th March and celebrate all that is great abut the South Shields Velo.  Awards will be presented for our Race and Cx teams, and also across the board.  Purchase a ticket

31

Mar

Up on the Roof Extension 200km

Merton Hal, Newcastle upon Tyne

Event Info

An early season opportunity to ride around the North Pennines (The Roof of England). The route goes south west from Ponteland around the Derwent Reservoir and then from Edmundbyers over the hill to Stanhope. There’s a chance to recover with optional stops along the wear valley before the climb back over from Wearhead to Allenheads. The route has two main climbs, from Edmundbyers and Wearhead but most of the climbing is gradual with long descents.

07

Apr

Eden Valley 200km (limited entry)

Hallbankgate, Community Café / shop

Event Info

A 204km cycling event starting from Hallbankgate, nr Brampton. The route follows a circular route around the Eden Valley in Cumbria and goes through Kirkby Stephen, Shap and Dalston.

The route climbs from the valley up the Tommy Road then heads across to Great Asby Scar nature reserve and Lowther Castle, before returning along the Eden Valley..

13

Apr

Reliability Ride 2019

Westoe Crown Community Hub, South Shields

Event Info

A first chance to get back into cycling as the warmer weather arrives.

Take your pick from two routes, 35 or 50 Miles (approx).  Ride at your own pace, ride in a group, it’s up to you.

Same routes as 2018 35 miles and 50 miles

 

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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Velo News

Cycle race aims to pull in the crowds at South Shields

The cyclo cross event Gypsies Green Stadium will see athletes race through sand, jump hurdles and even shoulder their bikes to run up savage inclines on Sunday after the sea front arena has been specially adapted for the Cyclocross North East (CXNE) charity event.

Castle Carrock RR

Today’s 3 man squad: David Nearney, Graeme Wardale and Dan O’Callaghan tackling the Castle Carrock road race. Fast and exciting, just how I like it for 50 miles on rolling lanes. Strong performance again which shows in the final result David 11th & Graeme 13th.

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