Sadly, I have been forced to withdraw us from our intended exhibition at Beamish Museum on 24/25 March because I simply do not have the solid two-day backup I need from at least another five people, as amply demonstrated by the lack of  commitment to our winter training schedule as well as a lack of full-time volunteers.

Thanks to the very small number of members who offered some of their time but I'm afraid that wasn't enough to enable me to proceed with my ambitious plans. Maybe next time.

AS OF TODAY, Sunday 18th March 2018 we have only 8 active members, and just two of them under 40, so no surprise we've had to forget about any kind of league committment for this year.


We resumed our indoor activities on Saturday 10th March at Blyth Sports Centre for ourselves and any willing Under 16s. Match reults here on 2018 Training page.


We need as many of you as possible to attend as many matches as possible this year. We now know about the weekend commitments of Jason, Dan and possibly Shane and Keith who all look set to become honorary Scotsmen for the 2018 NL season. We already have one Challenge match set up with Hull, home and away (thank you Andy Schofield) and will try to plan a few more outings for the full Vikings squad, with one or two clubs keen to have us visit them for friendly matches. Please keep an eye on Facebook and on here for further updates.
Outdoor training starts on Sunday 18th march, 2018 at 12:30 weather permitting (keep an eye on Facebook page for latest updates).


Robins Wrap It Up For Christmas

Saturday 9th December saw the final (7th) round of our indoor Winter League season before we closed it all up until mid February when we entertain the Council's local Inclusion Department and kick off the Spring League. See Training Page for full details of the final conflict. East End Robins continued their dazzling form aided nicely by the return of JP Colback who hadn't raced in the league this series but sure went out with a bang on his first appearance.


Why not pop along and take a look? Northumbria Vikings are 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 starts on Sunday 25th March 2018 from 12:30pm, weather permitting.
See 2017 Training reports and results here!














These are the only confirmed dates so far. We do not yet know if the Three Rivers League will run this year. We hope to arrange at least one more home and away friendly with another club.

25th March - 1st outdoor training session weather permitting
29th April Hull v Northumbria
8th July Northumbria v Hull
??? - Northumbrian Riders Championship

Practice night will remain on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm (tk).


ClubMark CMYK

NVCSC is a British Cycling Clubmark club. More information here> Clubmark



Wotz Hot?

Vikings Look Forward

After a somewhat disappointing end to our 2017 season in the Northern League we had hoped for better things with the launch of our Local League, the first in the latest era of the Club, but although it provided great racing and brilliant entertainment indoors at Blyth Sports Centre it wasn't very well attended. We have to hope that some of our less regular members can find a little extra enthusiasm for 2018 as we embark on a rebuilding programme with a serious search for junior talent led by Coach Richie Smith.

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 changes in 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.


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!

see Latest News.





Search Our Site

Come and Join Us

Parkside Logo





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 @




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!

you ride with the Vikings entirely at your own risk

cyclepadlogo  logo2015 200