Vikings clinch support deal with top UK engineering firm

With luck the whole Sport could benefit, if even minutely, from a tie-up between Northumbria Vikings and Austrin Gearbox Specialist Ltd of Newcastle upon Tyne. Regular country-wide cycle speedway treks by Vikings General Manager Terry Kirkup and co-driver Jason Keith will ensure the Austrin message is carried as widely as possible on their regular match transport.

AGS has a long history of excellence in engineering, especially in motor vehicle gearbox repair and maintenance but also in all other areas of motor repair, fault analysis and restoration. Their customers range from local main dealerships to supermarkets and ambulance services as well as the general public and AGS has a much respected reputation in the automotive industry. Most if not all employees and the Directors Steve and Andy ride bikes themselves but so far have resisted the temptation to try out our Sport!

The advertising deal has been stewing for some time now, prompted by Terry's great friend and mountain biking buddy Ian Browning (far left), the primary gearbox guru of AGS. It was Ian who put the idea to the owners after seeing a mock-up on the Vikings' Facebook page and they immediately realised the potential value in having the details of their business displayed in the many corners of the UK visited by the local club and its riders. And of course we are delighted with the mutually beneficial agreement and the eyecatching result from their signwriter. Coming to a track near you, soon!

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Pictorial image used on the van courtesy of the brilliant Manchester photographer Linda Kirkland, subjects (l to r) Euro Champion Mark Winwood (Birmingham), British Champion Gavin Parr (Northumbria), World Champion Craig Marchant (Leicester).

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NRC/TKT date change

The 2018 Northumbria Riders Championship/TK Trophy will NOW be held on Sunday 23rd September at 11am and will be followed by a series of Challenge matches between Northumbria, Edinburgh and Hull starting around 1:00pm. All current and past Northumbria/Newcastle riders are very welcome to attend and/or take part.

Sunday 19th August saw the Vikings travelling to near neighbours Edinburgh Falcons for a challenge match, only the second time we've raced as a team this year following our disappointing but enforced withdrawal from the North & Scotland League at the end of 2017 due to rider shortages. A wet and cool afternoon was livened up by some great action on track with Edinburgh comfortably claiming victory.

On Wednesday, 15th August Vikings elders Norman Carson and Terry Kirkup hosted their third group of youngsters from Active Northumberland's Inclusion Department, another exciting on-track session with one of the girls leading the way on this occasion. Well done to everyone who took part. 
Three Vikings make the longest road trip in the Club's history on Saturday 4th August when skipper Jason Keith, Ashie Patterson and Terry Kirkup head south to Exeter for the fourth round of this year's Euro-Vets Grand Prix series.
Vikings Look Forward

2018 sees us embark on a team rebuilding programme with a serious search for junior talent led by Coach Richie Smith.

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.

Local Winter League off to a Flyer - see 2017 Training Page.
bike4healthDr Bike condemns our brakes!
Hethersett racer Josh Herring trains at Crammy!
Jason Keith gets Battle of Britain call-up at Hull.
Vikings AGM scheduled for Sunday 17th September
Knowles to have hand operation on Tuesday 29th August.
Smith in talks with Tour of Britain organisers.
Disaster strikes Skipper! - see Latest.
Vikings sign Polish duo - or not? See Latest.

Jason Keith forgets his shoes!

Jason Keith wins his first Euro-Vets "A" Final
Jason Keith gets SCOTLAND call-up!!!
Jason Keith gets England call-up
Jason Keith gets Battle of Britain call-up

Knowles Tri-umphs!

Andy Knowles was untouchable in the quest for our "Clubman of the Year" award for the third year running in 2017. After his nasty hand injury at the back end of the season his big brother, Euro-Vet regular Mick Knowles accepted the award on Andy's behalf in his absence. Here  receives his belated "Vikings Clubman of the Year 2016" award from Sheffield Team Manager Adrian Brownell. This was the second year running that our semi-detached (Middlesborough) Mister Dependable had won this award in recognition of not only his fabulous support in travelling with a home team 30 miles distant, but also his totally unselfish on-track performances which have also made him our Bonus Point King.

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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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