Our aim.....

Welcome all Ladies to the Biking Belles - Chichester and District Ladies Cycling Club (TM). Formed on August 21, 2010.

Biking Belles: developing the wellbeing, fitness and confidence in ourselves. For women by women.

We meet every weekend and the rides vary in degrees of difficulty and details of the rides are posted well in advance here on the Blog. We always stop halfway for that important cuppa and a slice of cake!

To enjoy our rides you should be fit enough to cycle at least 20 miles. For the timebeing we are referring all Novice / Starter rides to the CDC website. The dates of their rides are noted on this Blog, on the Starter page.

It's been a very exciting first couple of years and we have fulfilled our original aim to introduce more ladies to cycling, improve our fitness and to make new friends.....and to work towards and achieve those once impossible goals.

The BBs have grown and has become an exciting Club to be involved with, in 2012 we formed the Charity Belles fundraising section, raising over £2,000 during our first year. We are proud to have as our patron the Countess of March and Kinrara.

Social Belles meet once a month for a pub supper. An ideal opportunity for anyone interested in joining the BBs to come along and meet us all. It's also a chance for existing BBs to discuss future ideas and plans.

We welcome new members and I hope you enjoy being part of the BB's and that we form a long and happy cycling friendship!

Why not visit our Forum, just register at: www.bikingbelles.co.uk/forum

Happy and safe cycling!

Val Harper
Mobile: 07824 605317


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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Sunday, February 27 2011

Arundel Castle in the background with Mercy and Caroline on the right of the photo.

We all met at 10am outside Barnham station and it was a lovely sunny spring morning. A note for the future...the car park behind the Co-op is free on a Sunday unlike the station car park which is £4 for the day!

We cycled towards the Cosy Corner Cafe but arrived to see it was closed. We carried on towards Arundel via Ford. The road was fairly busy but it didn't take us too long to reach Arundel. Here we parked our bikes in Tarrant Street opposite Belinda's cafe, which was handy.

Karen outside Belinda's

We all piled in for tea and coffee...and ordered huge yet delicious flapjacks!
As it was such a lovely morning we all sat outside in their garden.

The contents of Ellie's jacket pocket always amazes us, today she removed....an apple, banana, a cereal bar and I'm sure there was something else......

Ellie and her pocket contents above.

Caroline, Angela, Karen, Mercy, Angela after tea and cakes.

After a relaxing cuppa a few of us cycled along the track on the Arundel estate and a few cycled along the London Road and we all met at the roundabout at Fairways.

The track within the Arundel estate was perfect for cycling and the views are stunning towards Amberley.

A folly on the Arundel estate

Gallops on the Arundel estate.

From Fairways we cycled along the quiet lanes via Madehurst and Slindon.

A pretty cottage in Slindon

Yet more snowdrops bursting into flower....

At  the Spur Caroline and myself cycled on towards Fontwell and forked off towards Westergate and I went back home towards Tangmere. Everyone else made their way back to Barnham to collect their cars and Angela cycled back to Bognor.

This was a great ride and I will have to put it into the diary again, perhaps sometime in the summer. It was good to see you all and hope to see you again soon.

We have changed the Saturday March 12 ride to the following day...Sunday, March 13.

Safe cycling everyone!

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