Thanks to some great work behind the scenes by Edinburgh's Stevie Gilroy and Glasgow's Andy Macdougall the Three Rivers League has been resurrected, or should I say saved, for this season. Dates for the rest of the matches (Northumbria have already raced Cramlington) are as below:
Edinburgh race day 8th Oct - Edin v Cram, Glas v North, North v Edin, Cram v Glas
Glasgow race day 1st Oct - Glas v Edin, North v Cram, Edin v Cram, North v Glas
Northumbria race day 24th Sept - Cram v North, Edin v Glas, Cram v Edin, Glas v North
Time may be tight on the final day (8th Oct) but if not we may stage an individual to wrap it all up.
Why not pop along and take a look? Northumbria Vikingsare always looking for new riders of any age but particularly teenage BMX riders with excellent bike handling skills. We have plenty of kit for anyone who'd like to try the sport for themselves, all completely free of charge and with expert supervision and coaching advice. All you have to do is ask!
Outdoor training started on Sunday 5th march, 2017. See 2017 Begins! Training reports and results here!
We Host the Big Ones
On Saturday May 6th at 1:00 pm the Vikings stage the opening round of the international Euro-Vets Grand Prix Series for Over 40, Over 50 and Over 60 Veteran racers. We are urgently seeking a sponsor for this meeting which is run in support of the Orchid Fighting Male Cancer charity, so if you can persuade someone to back it please get in touch with Jason or Terry. And of course we hope to see all of the Vikings Veterans racing in the event and other country-wide.
Following that we host the Northern League KO Cup on Sunday 4th June, the biggest event on our 2017 calendar, and we would also like to find a sponsor for this one so ears to the ground please folks.
New Sponsor for Vikings
A plan to introduce a new sponsor initiated by Secretary Neil Magee has borne fruit at a time when good news is pretty thin on the ground. (And speaking of that, don't expect the Astrodrome track to be in very good condition for at least the first month of the new season!). But back to the news - building maintenance company Davison Solutions of Whickham, Newcastle, have stepped forward with some welcome cash which will enable us to buy a set of new race jerseys so we can appease those who insist our current ones are pink! Look out for these around mid April if all goes well with the production.
On behalf of the Club I would like to thank Davisons heartily, and also Neil who worked hard to secure a deal.