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Sainsbury's School Games 2013 Report

The North East School Games team acquitted themselves very well over three days of high quality and fiercely contested racing from 13th – 15th September. The overall classification was based on the points score of the boys and girl’s team combined and doesn’t show up the many great performances from the team. Ours was a relatively young team in comparison to the other English regions, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and was made up of:

Girls: Kirsty Boak, Samantha Verrill, Jess Watts (Marton RT), and Rhianna Stoves (Derwentside CC)
Boys: Mathew Worton (Blackhawk), William Turnbull, Ralf Hodgson (Marton RT) and Jake Dobson (Newcastle Phoenix)

The games hosted several different sports, but it was noticeable from the off that the cycling teams would have little time to take in much of the Athlete’s Village atmosphere…….after all, few of the other sports wished to join us for breakfast at 5.45am each day! Taking into account the travelling and preparation for the competitions, the team was racking up 14 hour days. No-one had any energy left for socialising and early-to-bed was the order of each day.

The races were based in two schools on the outskirts of Sheffield, with the University of Sheffield as the location for the Athlete’s Village. Here are the highlights of our team’s performance day by day.

Read more: Sainsbury's School Games 2013 Report

Tyneside Vagabonds Youth Cycle Coaching


If you looking for a friendly cycling club to get started or improve your Cycling in the North of the Region 

Tyneside Vagabonds Cycling Coaching. Boy/girls Aged 6-16 welcome

British Cycling Qualified coaches, CRB and First Aid Trained.

Where :

Kirkley Cycles and Coffee Shop ( nice coffee and cake! ) 

Thorneyford Farm



NE20 0AJ

The cycling facilities are traffic free with a hard standing car park and grass area for coaching. During the harsher winter months we will be coaching indoors.

Saturdays Starting this week August 24th

Session Time 

9am -10.30am

Sessions for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Riders focusing on a variety of fun key bike skills and racing practice. Sessions are open to riders who can cycle unaided aged 6 to under 16. The focus for the winter season will be off-road riding with sessions focused on preparing for cyclo-cross racing.

Cost is £3 per session with no minimum sign up.

Please contact Edward Beechinor-Collins on 07534933771 for any further information.

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