Author Archive: James Barnes

Special weather statement in effect.

The weather doesn’t look very promising for this afternoon or evening. Decision time will be between 4:30 and 5pm. 

11:01 AM EDT Tuesday 27 June 2017
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Belleville – Quinte West – Eastern Northumberland County

Yet more thunderstorm activity, accompanied by pea-sized hail.

Today marks the third day of unsettled thundery weather across portions of Southern Ontario. Scattered thunderstorms will occur once again, but predominantly over Eastern Ontario. Many of these thunderstorms will once again contain pea-sized hail. And it may be abundant enough to partially cover the ground at times. The main concern is damage to tender crops and plants. Isolated wind gusts to 70 km/h are also possible.

The organized thunderstorm activity should move east of the area this evening.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

Planning and Planning ahead

Hi Club members.


Tuesday 27th  June we will do our 15Km time trial on the Shelter Valley course.  This will give everyone a chance to compare last year with this one.


Start usual place at the start of Shelter Valley road at Highway 2.  6.30 pm.


Next week we will have a hilly time trial instead of a hill climb.  Come out to find the difference.


Start 6.30 pm at the School at the south end of County road 10 in Welcome. Just north of Dale road.


The course will go north on 10 to 7th line.  Turn right (east) and go over the first two rises and the finish will be at the top of the third hill.  Distance 11 km.  As there is no place to congregate at the finish please ride back to the start and we will give everybody‚Äôs finish time at the school.


Hope for a rain free evening.




Weekly @##%$^ weather!

Is today Tuesday or Thursday? Doesn’t matter. Rain is as usual in the forecast.

Keep an eye on the Web page. If the TT is a no go that is the place to look.

Tonight’s TT is planned to run at the Shelter Valley course. SHELTER VALLEY! 

HWY #2 has east of Grafton is under construction but the road has been rideable if anyone plans to ride to the course. Please be careful.

Changes to Tuesday’s Hilly TT.

Hi Club members,


The last 4 kilometers of the Hill Climb course has been freshly re-gravelled and is not safe for our time trial. (thanks Adrian for the heads-up)


So Changing the time trial to the challenging Shelter Valley course.  6.30 pm same as before.


Note:  Northumberland Hill Club is running a category 1 ride along Highway 2 and Archers road this Tuesday.  We cannot race when there is 20 to 30 slow riders on the course.


WE have to have a hill climb one Tuesday.  Does anyone know a course mostly uphill and at least 10 kilometers long with no riding through stop signs???





Dave Singfield.