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, 26 August 2012

Sunday Aug 26

It was such a shame we had to abandon yesterday's Birthday Ride to Isle of Wight due to the awful weather. However, I've put Saturday, September 29 in the diary for our belated Birthday Ride, again to IoW. Details will follow.

A few of us met the following day for a Hardy Belles ride - Julia, Angie and Val. The roads were quite busy due to there being horseracing on at Goodwood.

Beautiful sunny day, with a bit of a breeze.

It was a great ride - thanks girls! All the way we were going at a good strong pace and only stopped in Petworth for a cuppa. Our speed was probably in the region of 18 - 20 mph and going down Duncton Hill Julia clocked 42.6 mph....a new Belles record...excellent!

We followed the usual route, said goodbye to Julia in Singleton, where Angie and myself decided to cycle up the Weald & Downland Hill....it's hell of a hill, but very satisfying once we got over the first hard strip. Going down Kennel Hill was great, completely clear road on our side but very long queues on the other side, so we free wheeled for most of the way!

We met at 9.30 and arrived back at the Goodwood Hotel around 1.15pm.
Mileage: approx 43

Have a great week and see you all soon.

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