We're not done yet!

It looks once again like the dreaded Covid viruses may interfere with any future activity as far as we can currently see (mid-December 2021) but please register your interest using the links below if you'd like yourself or your child to be involved,

If you want to be informed about future events please join our free group on Spond.
This is how we will contact interested people in future.

To be the first to hear about upcoming club events please join our group on Spond. It also helps us plan the sessions https://group.spond.com/ZCPSV

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Looking for activities for children and young people under 16? We’ll be planning some sessions around the end of March 2022. If you’d like to know more sign up to the group on Spond and complete the poll or add comments below this post. Would you like junior coaching sessions, fun races for under 16s, Dr Bike (free maintenance) family guided rides, taster session for adults. When’s best for you?

Join the Northumbria Vikings Juniors Group on SPOND to share your views and find out when sessions are on https://group.spond.com/ZCPSV



With the prospect of restricted travel between regions this year once again a very real probability, our little club will be one of very few in the UK which has no near neighbour to share matches with, our nearest hubs being Scotland, Yorkshire and Greater Manchester which all have a few clubs within their borders. Should local restrictions be eased enough to allow us to resume racing sometime before 2023 we really do need to reach new talent in our region, and we know there is plenty of it locally involved in other forms of cycling.

We are a small group of diehard enthusiasts who have invested a lot in time, money and energy since reviving the Sport here in 2011 but have not yet managed to reach a wide enough audience to boost our numbers, most North East youngsters perhaps understandably preferring football to racing bikes. Unfortunately there isn't enough opportunity for every youngster to play football or indeed any other sport at high level, and that is where Cycle Speedway scores heavily. There are around 30 clubs nationally with between a handful and 50-plus active members, and because it is an International sport with the hotspots being Poland, Australia and GB there is huge potential for good riders to represent their country and themselves at European and World Championship level in both team and individual competition, from the age of 6 upwards. You can get an idea of it here: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/getintocyclespeedway?c=SX. Stay safe.

Please keep an eye on this site for potential restart dates and feel free to try our bikes at Cramlington Sporting Club. See also our Facebook pages at 


Older news:

We sincerely hope you can find some peace and respite from a highly forgettable 2020 and that sporting activities can get back to something like normal in 2021. We would love to see a whole raft of new riders coming along to try our super little Sport, which while having no direct comparison to other mainstream cycling disciplines is the one we think provides the most exhillerating and challenging experience for old and young alike. We welcome boys, girls, ladies and gentlemen any age from around 6 upwards. See you then!


Unfortunately 2020 was a total loss for us and most of the other UK clubs due to the Cov-19 pandemic.

We did stage a short series of socially-distant and Covid-safeTuesday evening training sessions but were unable to organise anything further than that, and like everyone else had to cancel the handful of fixtures we had planned. With luck 2021 will be somewhat more normal than this year and we can get back into action.

Should that happen as hoped, expect to see us entertaining more youth and community groups here as well as school visits. All will be welcome. Training is by fully trained British Cycling and highly experienced Club coaches. We'd love to see you. 

Keep up to date on our plans for the future by visiting our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/NomadsCSC .


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.


Our new contact e-mail addresses are 

 for general mail and

RichieEmail2020 for Coaching information and contact.


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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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.


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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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.
Can you shed any light on this?

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.

Richie Takes First Prize!

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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




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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