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In The News – July 25th

Presqu’ile Pursuit Tempo Ride

12 riders made the trip to clip in for a beautiful night of riding on smooth roads at Presqu’ile Park .  The peloton was seduced by the sweet smell of open campfires each lap, but the group demonstrated extreme mental toughness, with zero riders quitting to visit the hospitality site.  Special thanks to the Chris and Julie for the additional hospitality afterward. As promised high grin factor achieved on this ride.

Warrior Dash

CCC Member Tim Doris came 8th at the Warrior Dash hosted in Barrie last weekend, and has qualified for the world championships in Tennessee this October. Tim mentioned this was one of the hardest things he has ever done, but said it is crazy fun and recommends giving one a try.



July 28th Time Trial – Grafton to Centreton

New for this year we will be having a couple of time trials on a course with more elevation. This may help even out the climbers and the power riders.  Next weeks 10km course will go north from Grafton (just north of highway 2) to Centreton. The course will have a challenging 200m of climbing but also has some fast sections as well. It is not a short Hill Climb TT, but rather similar in nature to the Kevin Raper 50K Hilly TT terrain.  Come on out and embrace the beautify rolling hills this area has to offer.

When: July 28, 6:30pm
Start location: Bottom of Lyle Street hill just north of highway 2.
Route: Grafton Lyle Street Course
Parking: Car park south of 401 on Lyle Street.

Weekly Ride Update!!!

Presqu’ile Provincial Park – Updated Details

We will meet at 6:30 outside the Presqu’ile Provincial Park main gate. Stewart has offered room for 3 riders for those that wish to carpool.  There is plenty of free parking available in this area along the border of the firewood sales lot or on Lakehurst Street.  Park fee’s are also free if you enter by bicycle.

Thursday July 23rd – Dirty Thursday MTB Ride

Forgot to mention that this week is also a dirty Thursday MTB ride for those seeking a little adventure in the woods.

Time:  6:30pm sharp.
Start Location:  Northumberland Forest Parking Lot. 101 Beagle Club Road.
Route: TBD. Likely some winding trails in the woods
Ride Leader: Jamie Barnes

This Weeks Ride Schedule – July 20th – 26th

Tuesday Night TT – NEW COURSE – Harwood Rd

The start will be on Harwood road just past Clapperton. Riders driving to the event can park on Clapperton road.

Time: 6:30
Start Location: Harwood/Clapperton Rd
Course: Harwrood Rd TT course

Thursday Tempo Group Ride  – Presqu’ile Park

Don’t miss this exciting venue for this Thursday Tempo ride. We will be heading to Presqu’ile Park to enjoy the ultra smooth pavement, scenic road, and beautiful waterfront. If any riders want to ride slightly earlier I am sure a few riders will be there at 6:00pm to do a few warmup laps if desired.  I will post a question to the Facebook group so people can provide a indication of when they are going and which group they wish to ride in.

Time:  6:30pm sharp.
Start Location: Presqu’ile Park
Route:  Presqu’ile park

Bike Up Northumberland – Sept 12, 2015.

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I am very proud to announce that I have been asked to Co-Chair the first ever Bike Up Northumberland charity ride in support of both the Northumberland Hills and Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundations.

This exciting new event will take place on Saturday, September 12 and will consist of distances for all cycling enthusiasts ranging from 5k, 10k, 25k, 50k and 100k rides along our Waterfront Trail.

All rides will start and finish at Donegan Park in Cobourg where pre and post ride festivities will be held. For specific details please click on the two attachments above.

If we can get a strong showing and financial support from our club members, their families or friends we will be setting a firm foundation for an event that can hopefully be held each year. Also participating in a fundraiser that compliments a sport we all love while at the same time assisting our Counties two local Hospitals is such a win-win.

Here are my top 5 reasons CCC members need to ride and or support this cause.

1. Every penny raised by Bike Up Northumberland goes to purchase priority medical equipment only.

2. As active cyclists who have the odd fall scrap now and then having local emergency services is not only comforting to know but crucial.

3. By participating and supporting a cycling event we are clearly demonstrating the importance of an active lifestyle and it’s obvious health benefits.

4. If we can reach our modest goals this year and grow the event in the future we will gain much needed visibility with all levels of local government as to the growing importance of cycling in Northumberland.

5. Finally we have a LOCAL CHARITY that allows you to cycle at home Vs having to go outside of our County.

Will you please join me on September 12 as I participate in this exciting new local ride to support our hospitals. Together, we can help create an event that will grow each year while at the same time bringing much needed positive attention to cycling in our beautiful county.

Bike Up Northumberland_Registration Form
Bike Up Northumberland_Pledge Sheet


Stewart Richardson
CCC President
905 373 3627

Models Wanted

Northumberland Tourism is looking to put together a few photo shoots over the summer that require experienced cyclists as models. They are specifically looking for models ages 35-45 who would be available in the Cobourg and Campbellford areas in late July and in August.

There is no financial compensation for the project but they could probably arrange for a couple of the outtakes to be sent from the photo shoot via email. Images will go into Northumberland Tourism’s photo library for potential use in print media and online.

If you or anyone you think might be interested please email Angela at or by phone at 905-377-9455.

This Weeks Ride Schedule – July 13th – July 19th

Monday Girls Night Out

Time:  6:30pm sharp.
Start Location: Merwin Greer School, 457 King street East Cobourg.
Route:  Out to Grafton and along lake shore to Colborne and back.

Tuesday Night TT – NEW COURSE – Harwood Rd

Construction, construction, construction. We are moving the TT course to a new location until further notice. The start will be on Harwood road just past Capperton. Rider driving to the event can park on Clapperton road.

Time: 6:30
Start Location: Harwood/Claperton Rd
Course: Harwrood Rd TT course

Thursday Tempo Group Ride  – Route change slightly due to construction on Lakeshore. 

Time:  6:30pm sharp.
Start Location: Merwin Greer School, 457 King street East Cobourg.
Route:  Out to Grafton and along lake shore to Colborne and back.


Bikes vs Cars (Film)

Save the Date….Ken Prue will be showing the highly acclaimed movie, “Bikes vs Cars” on Friday, August 14 (time to be announced) at The Loft on Division St.

“The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars, a new film project from BANANAS!* and Big Boys Gone Bananas!* director Fredrik Gertten, looks into and investigates the daily global drama in traffic around the world.” (

To get more information about the film and the struggle, go to the Bikes vs Cars website.