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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2012 rides and events

Any questions: mobile: 07824 605317 

......and please bring with you a full puncture repair kit or you may have a long walk home!

Ride details....

I urge all our cyclists to take out insurance - CTC and British Cycling offer some good deals. Biking Belles will not be held responsible or liable for any injuries incurred while cycling with the Biking Belles.

It would be helpful if you could email me if you plan on coming out on our rides, otherwise, on the odd occasion you may be the only Belle at the start.
1) Biking Belles rides - meeting every Saturday at 9.30am at Goodwood Hotel. These rides will be approximately 25 miles in length with hills and cycling at a good steady pace. Suitable for the intermediate or eager novice cyclist.
2) Sportive Belles rides - meeting every Sunday at 9am at Goodwood Hotel. This is for the advanced cyclist preparing herself for a Sportive or another epic cycling event. The distance will be in the region of 40 miles. We will be cycling at a good pace and cycling up hard hills wherever possible. You may want to cycle part of the route with us and peel off at a convenient point.

A sample of our Sunday rides:
Cycle out to Petworth, Midhurst, Petersfield then back over Harting Hill, East Marden, Stoughton, Funtington. Doing it at a steady pace. Challenging.

TO NOTE: We leave promptly at the arranged times. If you are running late please call my mobile so we can arrange for a Belle to wait for you - Thank you!

For the timebeing there will no Easy Belles rides, please refer to the CDC website or our Starter page for details.