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, 10 October 2011

MUMs Club - October 5

This was our first Mums Club cycle ride, aimed at Mums left home alone while their children are away at school and are interested in getting back on their bikes. Unfortunately, the weather was rather windy and wet at times so there wasn't a huge turnout for this particular ride...just Lynn and myself.

We met in the car park of Chichester Sainsburys and I showed Lynn the cycle routes into Chichester, avoiding the busy roads - we cycled behind Homebase, through the housing estate and along the Roman Walls coming out next to WSCC - all along cycle routes. From here we made our way to the Centurion Way and cycled the length of this route and ended up in West Dean garden centre for tea and a slice of cake.

Going home we cycled the quiet back lanes of West Dean and cut along the bridleway towards Lavant and then cycled along Fordwater Lane coming out near the University.

We reach the car park at about 12.30pm.

The distance was approx 20 miles. It was good to see Lynn again and hope to see more ladies on our next Mums ride on Wed, Nov 9.