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, 7 May 2012

Randonnee - Sunday May 6

Thanks to Sandra for persuading us all to take on this challenge. We had a great turnout, considering the wet weather: Sandra, Steph, Angie, Claire, Felicity, Elise, Nikki, Caroline, Angela.

We caught the 8am ferry from Portsmouth Harbour to Fishbourne, it was such a shame it was raining, but we all made the best of it.

Caroline, Claire, Elise, Nikki and Angie (left to right)

From left to right...Felicity, Steph, Caroline and Elise...and I think that's Nikki on the right.

There were two options, 100k and 55k and as I was getting used to my lovely new bike ...below(thanks to Malc!) I chose the 55k (34 miles) clockwise route.

We started at Fishbourne, to Wootton, Bembridge, Alverstone and this is where a few of us continued along the 55k route, to Newport, East Cowes back to Wootton and Fishbourne.

The day was hugely supported, long queues for the ferry, but coming back there was hardly a bike to be seen. There was a great atmosphere and I think everone enjoyed the day.

For next year...have the ticket posted to you and not pre-pay online as you still have to queue up to collect the ticket along with the poeple who haven't bought their ticket!