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, 15 September 2012

Saturday, Sept 15

The first day of our new regime - 9.30am at Bishop Luffa - all seemed to work well.

Welcome new Belles - Lisa, Judy and Jenny. I hope you enjoyed your first day with us. Nikki kindly took the lead to Rowlands Castle. Taking us along a new and pretty route, we arrived at the cafe in Rowlands Castle at 10.20am, too early for our rendezvous with the SDVs, so off went went to Finchdean and surrounding areas. A lovely area and the weather was perfect.

We arrived back at the cafe at about 11.30am, just in time to grab and table and 7 chairs before the SDVs arrived! The other Belles out today were Steph, Caroline, Nikki and Angie

It was John Rowlands birthday - very happy birthday to you John! He was presented with a birthday cake, below...

It was good to see all our SDV friends again!

Jenny and Lisa and the back shot of Judy.....

Our chum Sammy....

Angie and Steph...

After coffee and cakes ( btw, we have noticed that their cakes aren't as good as the Compton cafe cakes!!) we split up - a few went back home to Emsworth whereas myself, Steph and Angie followed Ann from SDVs back to Chichester. We went at a good strong pace and I loved every moment!

I had driven to the start of the ride today, I reached my car around 1pm and I then went off to the gym, for yet more pain!

Great to see everyone today and hope to see you again soon!

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Sunday Sept 9

Many thanks to: Baby Belle - Grace, Farmer Giles Gill, Lynne, Tizzie, Sally and Sheila who came to Oaklands Park to support the Belles at the Get Active Festival.

Here are the usual photos of the day....

Farmer Giles Gill..

Saturday, September 8

I forgot my camera again!

Another lovely morning and  another good ride. Steph, Caroline, Anthea and myself met as usual at the Goodwood Hotel and made our way to Compton and our favourite cafe. It was Compton's village fete today and as we met at 9am we missed the rush and avoided the heavy traffic which was expected.

From the cafe we cycled back via Funtingdon, past the Goodwood Motor Circuit and back home - arriving back at about 1pm.

Mileage: approx 28

Thanks again to everone who came out today and hope to see you again soon x