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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Monday, 30 May 2011

Sunday, May 29

Fox Goes Free, Charlton

This was our first late afternoon cycle ride followed by supper at the Fox Goes Free. The weather was cloudy and with a fairly strong wind at times. However, we all met outside the Goodwood Hotel - Elise, Nikki, Angela and welcome back Karen!

From the hotel we cycled up New Barn Lane, turned right at the crossroads and cycled towards the Petworth/Chichester Road. From here we turned left and enyjoyed a free cycle down the hill towards Upwalham, which was fun but you have to be ready to turn a sharp left at the base of the hill!

We all made this turn safely and cycled towards Drovers and on to the pub.

Grey clouds over Charlton Hill

At the pub we had a lovely chat and supper - from fish and chips, goats cheese and chirozo salad and mackeral salads. We decided not to have a dessert on this occasion! Chatting amongst ourselves Karen has kindly offered to look into the possibility of us having a BBs weekend away in France this year.....more to follow on this.

On offer was either cycling up Charlton Hill (short and sharp) or along the Centurion Way (long and level), due to Karen's knee we offered her the choice - which was to go up Charlton Hill...

Elise and Nikki heading towards the top of the hill.

Back to the start of the ride via Kennel Hill - lovely long free ride down this hill, cutting through Goodwood Estate where there was a cricket match in session.

We must have arrived back at about 7.30pm - a fun ride and one we must do again during the summer before the bad weather returns.

Thanks to all who made the ride this evening and hope to see you again soon - the next ride is a MTB, meeting at the same meeting place as last time. Full details will be posted on the Blog and email me if you're interested in joining us.

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