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
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Sunday, 5 June 2011

Sunday, June 5

We met outside The Fish House in Chilgrove, cycled along the main road for a short distance and took the right handed track (Philliswood Lane) down towards Hooksway.

The pub at Hooksway.

From Hooksway we went along some bumpy and rough tracks and headed towards the South Downs Way.

Nikki's face says it all ......

However, we got a little lost and had a bit of an adventure along the ridge overlooking South Harting on what's called Didling Hill. It didn't take us too long to find our way back on to the SDW.

Nikki found a lovely fossil...

The CDW was quite busy with walkers and other MTBs. Cycling towards Cocking Down we turned right along a bridleway heading south back towards Chilgrove. It was a lovely ride down the hill and quite a cycle friendly track back to The Fish House.

We cycled through West Dean Woods and came out on the lane behind The Fish House. We stopped for a coffee at the pub and said our goodbyes - thanks to Nikiki and Caroline for helping with the map reading!

It was a fun ride and I would like to cycle there again to get to know the area better and cycle along the many tracks on offer. In a few weeks time we have a ride planned along the SDW starting in Winchester, something to look forward to.

Next week it's a road ride to Rowlands Castle and that lovely cafe!

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