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, 20 November 2011

Maratona Ride, Saturday November 19

Elise and myself caught the 10.25 train from Chichester to Cosham, we bumped into Leyla and her friend at Chi station, she was off cycling to West Wittering and promises to come out riding with us on a Sunday very soon.

At Cosham we met Mercy and we all cycled to the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth, took us about 10 mins. We met up with Caroline and Gill arrived shortly afterwards.

Their outdoor track was most impressive with inclines and a super smooth surface. Take a look at Mercy's tracker....you can see the circles around the track....

We all warmed up by cycling a few times around the track, then Paul started us off initially with some basic handling skills, individually leading what was the main focus and then safe group riding. Out on the track, he set up a few slalom courses to negotiate. From there we looked at a few techniques for safely moving within a group of riders using the course he set up, riding in pairs, remembering to communicate with each other.

Very worthwhile morning and we are planning on going back for another course in mid January. Anyone interested please let me know.

We started at about 12.15 and finished two hours later. Elise, Mercy and myself cycled back home, dropping Mercy off at Chi station. I arrived home at about 4.15pm - a fun day and for once no hills!

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