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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Saturday, 11 June 2011

Saturday, June 11

Another lovely sunny morning. Elise, Mercy and Caroline made the ride. We met at the Earl of March pub in Lavant and cycled to Rowlands Castle along our usual route and up that short  sharp hill - it seems never to get any easier! A very busy morning with other cycling groups out at the same time, this ride is extremely popular and the cafe must make a fortune from us all!

Talking about the cafe.....we all laughed at the size of Mercy's cake, I think we've been here before during an earlier ride this year....

After tea and cake we made our usual way home via Westbourne but at West Ashling we took a different route and found a tarmac track which cut out that busy section of the road and we ended up in the perfect place along the Lavant/Stoke road and back to the meeting place.

Along the route there were fields full of linseed, which looked so pretty...

At Hambrook we saw this lovely chestnut foal....

Lots of horses today...a pony in West Stoke

Mercy and Caroline in Lavant...

Thanks to everone who came out today, it was a fun ride - we cycled 22 miles, but Elise and I can add another 6 miles to this as we cycled from Tangmere! Mercy's Garmin tracker says we used up 417 calories also!

Our next ride is next Saturday, we're catching a train to Christ's Hospital and cycling along the South Downs Link track - you'll need MTB.

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