Author Archive: James Barnes

New Club kit design.

Ian has spent a lot of his riding time this year working on new jerseys and kit for the CCC. Read his message below. Take a look at the new design and let him know if you are interested. 

“Hey everyone, here is the design for our new kits

if you are interested in ordering one please email so we can get an approximate number to give to Garneau.  This amount will affect the price so I can’t provide those details yet.  We will arrange to have samples for sizing as well”



About the Bun Run (From the president)

Hi Everybody


Tonight’s Bun Run was a blast.

We changed the loop a little bit so the new roads gave the ride great little twist.

I think all nine of us had a very good workout.

The group is getting better with keeping things smooth while rotating.

However, both our fitness and bicycling management skills still need some polish.


Moving on from the technical side of things, if you have not been in out in a while, you must come out next Thursday.

It’s the summer solstice!

It will be the longest night of the year and best suited for our needs on the Thursday Night Bun Run.

So, to commemorate this event we will also add in The Brent Aquino Loop.

Maybe even twice depending on the sunset.

For those that came last year, you will remember that we go off SVR and around King Road and Pipeline to Broomfield.


For those of you that want to know where we are going – it is as follows:

To Colborne on the Waterfront Trail.

To Durham St. N up to Kevin’s Road – Honey Road (just over the 401).

Then we whittle our way to Dundonald where we make a right onto Northumberland Cty Rd 21.

We head east to Shiloh Road and make a left going north.

The ride tonight then meandered its way back to Cty Rd 25 just south of Castleton.

We came out on Dingman Road (for longest time not paved until one Derek Harnden initiated me)

We crossed there to Pipeline Road and had the usual finish at the end of Shelter Valley Road.


I would like to take a moment to thank everybody that has been taking part.

You are making me fitter and I appreciate it more that you know.

These group rides make us all faster.


Oh, and somebody asked me about doing some training this weekend.
I think I could be talked into some hill repeats if anybody is interested.

The options I am proposing are Alnwick Hill coupled with a few twists getting there and back.

Or, the always delightful Port Hope Hills Challenge (since you like names for things).


I have said too much already, but I wish you safe riding, sunshine and tailwinds.



Hilly TT Results

Posn Name Grafton to Centerton
1 Bruce Raymer 16.24
2 Franco Buratti 19.38
3 Greg Cushing 19.52
4 James Barnes 21.31
5 Andre Gotthelf 23.02
6 Harold Kuschnik 23.25
7 Gord Plue 24.37
8 Darryll Styles 27.24
Time Keeper Dave Singfield
Assistant Dave Naish

James Barnes


For tonight’s Hilly TT, Environment Canada says wind 20kph, gusts to 40kph on your back all the way.

Don’t forget your Toonie. 

Don’t forget a Toonie for Max and his Dad. 

Meet at the Car Pool lot at the gate to the MTO yard for your numbers.

Sunset will be at 8:56 pm…. lots of time to get home.

A Gentle reminder from our President

Regarding sharing the road:

In Northumberland County, where we live and do most of our cycling, we are blessed with a plethora of good roads to explore on the bike.

As a coach, I have often repeated the concept of knowing where you are on the road or in a group at all times.

When we prepare for an outing, take a moment to remind one another that part of being safe and sharing the road is being predictable.

I have made moves on the bike on occasion that probably do not represent what drivers expect.

Remember that drivers cannot see the potholes or glass.

The also are not fearful of rogue animals.

As cyclists we all must work at being fair to those around us.

Personally, I do not like sounding like the ordinary message or repetitive for that matter.

So in the essence of happy cycling and safe road use – be aware of where you are while riding at all times.

Enjoy the nice weather.