Summer of Cycling
Sunday Go Ride Sessions for under 16s resume on Sunday 12th September at 3pm. Regular sessions will last 1 hour, but we will extend to 2 hours once a month for Go Ride Races.
The weather looks better tomorrow for our free Summer of Cycling event Sunday 10-12 at Sporting Club Cramlington NE23 6BN.
Looking for activities for children and young people under 16 over the holidays? We’re planning some sessions as part of the Summer of Cycling. 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 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 2022 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
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!
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
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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