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, 2 October 2011

East Kent Ladies Day

A sea of pink!

We had a really great day's cycling with the lovely ladies from the East Kent Ladies Cycling Club!

When we arranged this ride back in February no one imagined the temperature would be 28 degrees on October 1st!

We met at 10am at the start of the Centurion Way - and there was a total of 13 girls.

The gang....

We cycled almost the length of the CW, cutting through the housing estate in Lavant, then along the Chilgrove road, turning right onto Hylters Lane, up and along the 'bumpy bits' and instead of turning right as we normally do at the bottom of the lane we turned left. 

These back lanes to The Fish House were in the shade, so it was pleasant  and pretty along this route. At The Fish House we stopped to refill our water bottles and have a cool drink.

Back on the Chilrove Road we cycled on towards Marden, again a few hilly sections, finally reaching Compton for much needed tea and cakes.

At the start of the ride

A friendly cyclist who took our group photo....

Along the Centurion Way....


Compton tea shop

From Compton we made our way towards Bosham, along a very pretty route. We thought the girls would like an ice cream along the waterfront in Bosham and to look around the lovely area.

We reached Bosham at about 2.30pm and a few of us said our goodbyes. 

Tizzie and Elise kindly offered to show the girls around Bosham, but I gather there were quite a few pub stops along the way!

It was great to meet the ladies from East Kent and hope very much to see you all again very soon, perhaps in Kent!

We had a lovely day with you all - thank you for coming to Chichester to see us!

The distance to Bosham was 26.5 miles and a fairly hilly route.

This is what Tizzie emailed me ....

Unfortunately we were not able to go into the church at Bosham as there was a wedding taking place.  Having had a little look around the Quay, we then walked along the foreshore path then cycled down to the ferry where we (well, rather a nice looking guy in a dodgy looking boat) took the EKLs across to Itchenor.  We stopped at (another) pub, the Ship, for more fluid and a comfort break, then took the EKLs back along the Salterns Way.  A parting of the ways took place close to the underpass at the A27 – at this point we had done about 34 miles from the start of the Centurion Way.