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, 9 January 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

I think everyone really enjoyed this ride, which was hilly and challenging! We met in the car park at the top of the rather windy Goodwood Hill, opposite the Trundle.

Ellie arrived in her open top car with bike on the rear seat...

and Elise arrived wearing  odd socks.....

 The road leading from Goodwood Racecourse.

We left the car park and cycled past the entrances to the racecourse and right along towards Benges. We passed a couple of teams of Huskies training in the woods, no doubt getting prepared for the next fall of snow....

At the end of the road we turned left and had an easy ride downhill towards Coldwaltham, turning left at the bottom of the hill and cycling all the way towards East Dean, passing a couple of shoots along the way.

Elise, Caroline and Ellie in East Dean.

A pretty dovecote in East Dean

We then reached Singleton and had tea and cakes in our favourite Cafe there, as Elise and myself were attending a Zumba workout that evening we didn't worry too much about having a cake with our tea!

Returning back to the start point we cycled back towards Charlton and climbed the Charlton Hill, it was tough but very satisfying once we reached the top...

Passing Goodwood Racecourse on the way back up the hill.

Elise and Caroline back at the top of the hill.

A very satisfying ride. Approximate distance was 26 miles.

Well done to Caroline, Angela, Ellie and Elise - hope to see you all again soon!