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, 23 July 2011

Saturday, July 23

The BB's Club tops have arrived!

We're pink ......and can be seen from the moon!!

We all were proud to wear our lovely new tops, but there were two Belles (who were relegated to the back of these two pics) who wouldn't wear their nice new tops - apparently holding back until our 1st Birthday Ride on August 21! 

As you see, they were both upset about being kept in the background!

Doreen being confronted by one of the drivers in Goodwood asking why she wasn't in pink as with the rest of the group? She didn't really have an answer.

We set off in our bright and brand new tops from Goodwood Hotel, there was a classic car rally starting from Goodwood at the same time and I think aiming to get to Outer Mongolia??

Cycling up New Barn lane, turning right at the cross roads, we headed towards Upwaltham, down Duncton Hill, which was a bit of a thrill with all that free cycling, we stopped in the village for a drink, Claire had been bitten by something, I think a bit of Savlon may have helped the sting.

Heading towards Heyshott passing through some beautiful countryside.

A curious rooftop sculpture, looks like a dragon and his slayer perhaps?

Making our way towards the lovely cafe in Cocking - Moonlight Cottage. Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, lovely sandwiches, superb cake and cups of tea and coffee to prepare ourselves for the Cocking Hill, which actually was a lot easier this time around. Claire told us we had used up over 1,000 calories so far - excellent, no guilt about eating that cake then....

Charlton Hill - geting easier also!

Now the easy bit...cycling down Kennel Hill and towards the start of the ride in Goodwood. Reached home at about 2.15pm - 35 miles cycled and over 1,000 calories used up....very good day!

Thanks to everyone for coming out...Doreen, her sister Angela, Claire, Karen, Caroline and Elise.

Next Thursday the Belles are off to Glorious Goodwood - Ladies Day on Thursday, July 28...here's hoping for sunshine!!

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