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, 24 October 2011

Saturday October 22

An Easy Belles Ride.

Nikki returns after breaking her foot a few months ago, good to have you back!

We met at the start of the Centurion Way and discussed either going towards West Dean or visiting the new cafe in Bosham. The new cafe won.

The route to Bosham is a cyclist friendly one, along cycle routes and quiet country lanes for most of the way. It was a lovely sunny morning, but a little windy. Nikki, Gill, Grace and Elise joined us.

Approaching the sea at Bosham was stunning, as usual. A wonderful sight with many boats and sea birds playing in the wind.

We stopped at the new cafe, but no carrot cake! Needless to say we sampled all the other cakes they had on offer....ginger and pear, lemon drizzle, lemon and blueberry cake...all yummy.

Cycling back we cut through the village and said goodbye to Nikki as she went back home, to Chidham, I think.
We arrived back at the start around 12.30pm. A good easy ride and for once no hills!

Next Sunday is the first of the Maratona routes - long and tough rides these!