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, 27 March 2011

Sunday, March 27

It was a lovely spring morning today - we had a great turn out again and we welcome new Belle ...Leyla who cycled from Bognor plus Claire, Karen, Mercy, Angela, Elise, Caroline and myself.

We cycled along the Centurion Way towards Lavant then took the left turning towards Chilgrove and we cycled as far as the Fish House and stopped for coffees...no cakes were available so we all pooled our cereal bars!

The Fish House

From the Fish House we cycled up the Chilgrove hill and turned left towards Marden.

East Marden

And from East Marden we followed the pretty lanes towards Compton then to Funtington and back via West Stoke. To note...the cafe in Compton is open on a Sunday.

At the top of the Chilgrove Hill

At Walderton we turned left and saw some spring lambs.....

From here we made our way to West Stoke....

West Stoke village church.

Here we split up into two groups, half went back to the CW and the remainder cycled back towards Tangmere.

Well done to everyone and thanks for making it such a fun ride...hope to see you all again very soon!

Approx distance was 22 miles.