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



Christmas Ride

Westoe Crown Community Hub, South Shields

Event Info

Meeting at Westoe Crown Hub, on to GG for the start of the ride. Route will be posted soon.



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.



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..



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,


Velo News

Race Results Week Ending 13.5.18.

10.5.17 The club seen representation at two of the local events. David Nearney and debutant V60 TT'er Barry Hollyoak taking on the Houghton club 9.7 mile course around the Lumley circuit. David taking 3rd best time of the evening with 22.03 and Barry with...

Wednesday Night Loops

Spring sees the re-introduction of Wednesday night loops. We currently meet at Westoe Crown Community Hub http://westoe-hub.co.uk with view to start 18:30. The Hub is open for coffee and other refreshments before and after. All riders welcome...

Race Report 29.4.18

Perhaps coming into the busiest racing month in the club calendar this weekend seen two main events being taken on. Houghton 10 TT and Keith Carter Memorial RR. Provisional results from the TT are: Connor Prior (13) 28.26 coming 2nd in Juvenile Age cat. David Nearney...

Launchpad 2018

Feb 18 5 members of the Velo race team (VRT) returned from Calpe, Spain after a quality week of endurance training. Based out of the highly recommended AR Hotel Diamanté Beach the team managed in the region of 400 miles and 36000ft of elevation. Snow...

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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