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
Velo Awards night 2019
Masons Gin bar, South Shields
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
Up on the Roof Extension 200km
Merton Hal, Newcastle upon Tyne
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
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
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,
The weeks sport begun with an impressive club turnout at the Cestria TT, with first time entrants Kev Bradley and Ged Nearney joining, Dave Nearney, who took the fastest time of the evening, Matty Sutcliffe, Barry Hollyoak who PB’s & Alan Card.
Another busy week of racing begun with dave Simpson collecting enough points to move up to 3rd cat at Middlesborough finishing 5th. Graeme Simpson made his first competitive debut for the club riding Alnwick TT and coming in 39.12 for...
Race Results: A good night of racing at Middlesborough seen Rhys winning the Cat 4 race, Mal coming 3rd and Dave picking up 6th. This is Dave and Rhys's first season of racing. The Club was represented again at both TT's with...