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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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Sunday, January 23 2011

Another 'extra' ride was organised with Caroline and Angela. We met at my place in Tangmere at cycled towards the Goodwood Hotel and then up the road towards East Dean. This road seems to be getting easier to climb! At the top we decided to go straight on towards East Dean turning left towards Singleton. We stopped off at our usual cafe there but it is closed on a Sunday - which is good to know for future rides. Cycling towards Singleton we noticed a couple of Shires ploughing in one of the fields. Pity I didn't have my camera as it was a lovely sight to see.

Cycling towards West Dean college and turning left we stopped in at the newsagents and had a cup of tea and pastries there. We then cycled along the Centurion Way until we reached Lavant and then cut through Lavant and Goodwood back to the Goodwood Hotel and home.

A good ride - a shorter and kinder ride than last week! Approximate distance was 22 miles.