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Like the rest of the Country and most of the World, bicycle sport is cancelled until we get the go-ahead from the Government once they feel it is safe to resume activities after this dreadful Covid-19 virus attack.

Vikings duo in fabulous win!

Northumbria's two Superstar veteran riders, Gavin Parr and Jason Keith played their part in our adopted Edinburgh Falcons team's fantastic win over 2019 League Champions Astley & Tyldesley (Wigan) on Sunday 15th March 2020, their second victory in two visits to the Lancashire track. Edinburgh Team Manager Stevie Gilroy sent this list of scorers:
Diviision 1 result: Astley 88 Edinburgh 91.
Scorers: Mikey Hewitson 14+1 (4 rides), Lewis Foxley 10+1 (5), Jason Keith 11+1 (4), Gavin Parr 17+1 (6), Edan Morton 18+3 (6), Jake Slight 11+1 (5), Niall Morton 8+1 (5), Craig Newsome 2+1 (1), Neil McPherson DNR.

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Start your weekend with an hour of cycling fun on our traffic free circuit. Bikes and all equipment provided. Sessions dependent upon the weather.

It all starts again around Easter after our winter break, normally Tuesdays from 6:15pm and Sunday afternoons so keep watching here and on our Facebook page.

 

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Training and Racing

We are a friendly, family club and welcome riders of all abilities to ride on our purpose built outdoor track at Sporting Club Cramlington.

When can you have a try?

Come along for a free taster at our training on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm and Sunday afternoons from 12:30pm

For under 16s we run a beginners Friday Bike Night from 6.30pm

What are the bikes like?

The club has bikes for you to use. They are easy to ride as there are no brakes or gears to worry about.  Just pedal on the straights & freewheel round the bends.

What do I need to wear?

A long sleeved top, trousers and trainers. We have gloves and helmets for you to use but use your own if you have them.

What kind of track is it?

It's oval like a velodrome with banked bends and a soft red shale surface.

What are the races like?

Short sprints. It's 4 laps with 4 riders, usually 2 from each team per race. Four points for the first over the line, then 3,2,1.

When do we race?

We have fun races as part of training, organise friendlies with other clubs and also host Go Ride beginners races for under 16s at weekends

It's a great time to get into the sport as we are planning to race in the North & Scotland League in 2019.

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Appointment

Northumbria Vikings are pleased to announce that they have a new Welfare Officer as part of our ongoing committment to safeguarding all attendees. Welcome to the post to long-serving and one of our founding members Norman Carson. Norman lives virtually just behind the track and is also handily placed for track maintenance work!

Vikings take top prize

Northumbria Vikings completed a successful first season in the North & Scotland Fours League by winning the last of five rounds at the Sporting Club, Cramlington on Sunday 29th September, their third win in the series. The team, consisting of Jason Keith, Josh Herring, Shane Gray, Dean Douglas and the returning former British Champion Gavin Parr saw off the challenge of Leith, Fife, Edinburgh and Glasgow to take the overall title as well as the win on the day. Particular mention must be made of the latter two who have been away from the pedal version of Speedway riding motor speedway for a few years but gave their all for the Vikings in this match.

Vikings Pair in British Final

Jason Keith and Terry Kirkup represented Edinburgh in the British Veterans Club Championship at Leicester on Saturday 14th September finishing fourth to home side Leicester, Norwich and Exeter. With Edinburgh fielding just these two riders against the four man teams of the other clubs they were never going to improve on fourth position but amassed a surprising amount of points in their races.

Northumbria duo just miss out

Jason Keith and Terry Kirkup took part in the Will Burns Memorial Pairs event at Leicester on Saturday 31st August, just missing out on a place in the Final.

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Vikings win again at Leith

Northumbria climbed to equal 1st in the league table after a convincing win on Sunday 25th August.

Vikings win at Fife

The North & Scotland 4-a-side series resumed at Dunfermline on Sunday 14th July and saw Northumbria's quartet of Josh Herring, Shane Gray, Jason Keith and Terry Kirkup come away with the Round Three win to see them just two points adrift of Edinburgh Falcons with two rounds to come at Leith on Sunday 25th August and Cramlington on Sunday 29th September.

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Vikings in 2019 England win

Jason Keith and Terry Kirkup rode for England at Ipswich on Saturday 6th July in the Home International against Scotland, Ireland and Wales. On a hot, sunny afternoon the 5-man Lions team romped to a well earned Gold medal in a fantastic victory and indeed a historic one for our Club.

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Northumbria win 2019 Fours

At Glasgow on Sunday 30th June Josh Herring, Jason Keith, Shane Gray and Terry Kirkup finished equal first with Leith in Round Two of the North & Scotland Four Man Team competition. Edinburgh were third followed by Fife and hosts Glasgow. 

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JUNIOR TRAINING RESUMES

From now on it'll be Sundays from 11:00-12:00 for Under-16 riders then 4:00-5:00 seniors, and Tuesday night adults from 6:15. Sundays are dependent upon North & Scotland League fixtures which start when the Vikings are due to ride for their adopted side Edinburgh . PLEASE keep an eye on our Facebook page for the most recent updates.

Viking's skipper Jason Keith finished 3rd in Northern League Individuals in Wigan. Jason also currently runs in second place in the Euro-Vets Over 40 Grand Prix series with teammate Terry Kirkup third in the Over 60s.

Senior Training 2018 link here.
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TK made some changes to the track floodlights on 23rd October while the School was on half term break. We now have much better coverage with some tweaks to the aiming angle of each lamp.

Club Coach to Luxury Coach!


Saturday 29th October 2016 and our British Cycling Head Coach, Richie Smith joins a very select band of fully-qualified Cycle Speedway Coaches at Wednesfield, elevating himself from Lord to God at the Vikings lair. Not sitting on his newly-won laurels, Richie immediately sizes up some opportunities for winter indoor racing at several venues on Tyneside should the desire to race be strong enough. Some interest has already been shown by several of Terry Kirkup's Team Midaircrisis mountain bike club colleagues so we may see some fresh talent if this comes off.

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VOLUNTEERS WANTED

We are always looking for extra help on match days and all such offers would be gratefully accepted and really appreciated. Like most other amateur sports clubs we do depend heavily upon parents and relatives, so if you think you could offer to help out in even the smallest way then just ask any club member for further information. You can also e-mail our Volunteer Co-ordinator through our inbox at vikings @ northumbriacsc.org

 

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CALLING ALL UNDER 16 RIDERS AND POTENTIAL RIDERS! (and your folks!)

and of course anyone else over 16, both ladies and gentlemen - there is NO UPPER AGE LIMIT and this year we have riders in their early-20's and early 40s making their debuts! Come along on Saturday and show us what you can do!
Keep watching here and our FaceBook page (see link below) for information on training, racing and coaching, and come see what our Sport can offer YOU!

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