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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Saturday, 1 September 2012

Saturday Sept 1st

The first day of Autumn today.

This had been planned as a bit of an epic ride and it was, we weren't disappointed. We met at 9am, which was a good idea as I didn't get back home until 3.40pm! It was a great ride and Malc Belle joined us at East Meon and cycled all the way back with us.

Angie, Caroline, Sandra, Elise and welcome back Steph and me, met at Goodwood Hotel,  cycled through the estate, to Lavant, past the Royal Oak to Chilgrove, where we met Julia at the junction. Then on along the Chilgrove road, up Harting Hill and then down again into South Harting and on to Petersfield, along the Winchester road to Langrish and then East Meon.

We reached East Meon at 11am and saw Anthea waiting outside the pub for us. It was lovely to see her again. I forgot to ask her how she enjoyed her ride along Hadrians Wall..... next time.

East Meon

Our first tea and cake stop....

Malc Belle

Here's Angie having trouble with her sock and velcro straps of her shoe....

From East Meon we made our way along the pretty lanes to Clanfied, with some short sharp hills along the way and then along Chalton Hill and as we were so close to Compton we just had to stop at our favourite cafe there. It was 1.30pm by this time, so we were ready for a spot of lunch. Julia said we had used up 2,000 calories to Compton, so we didn't feel guilty at all when ordering our baked potatoes, soups, sandwiches and of course tiffin!

After the food......

A great ride and well worth meeting that little bit earlier. From Compton we made our usual way back to Chichester and Goodwood. Another epic ride is planned for next week...details to follow.

Thanks to everyone who came out today who made this a fun day!

Mileage: 52!!

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