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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Monday, 17 January 2011

Sunday, January 16 2011

I arranged an unscheduled ride today, meeting up with Angela and Caroline in Tangmere. The plan was to go over to Rowlands Castle. However, we met Caroline's husband, Malcolm in Boxgrove who became our first 'honorary Belle' for the day!

We cut through Goodwood estate, cycled up Kennel Hill and turned left through Lavant, passing the Royal Oak and coming out onto the Lavant/Midhurst road and then on towards West Stoke. Rather than cycling along the busy Funtingdon Road all the way to RC Malcolm took us a new and quieter way which brought us out behind our favourite cafe in RC. There was a bit of a climb before we reached the cafe, which was all good fun and we all made it in one piece!

Unfortunately, our cafe was closed due to a holiday so we bought cereal bars and sandwiches from the shop opposite. We went home the usual way, via Westbourne, West Ashling etc.

I think we all got back to Tangmere at about 2.30pm after cycling approx 32 miles.  It was a very good ride and the rain stayed away for most of the ride.