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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Please remember to bring your lock with you otherwise, this is what happens....

  • Please check that your bike is road worthy before joining the group and it's well worth having your biked checked or serviced by a professional. A couple of local cycle shops who could help are: Hargroves, 30b Southgate, Chichester. Tel: 01243 537337 or City Cycles, 44 Bognor Road, Chichester. Tel: 01243 539992
  • Tyres - they need to be pumped up and suggest you carry a pump with you.
  • Gears - check they are working properly and oiled.
  • Lock - please carry one with you on all our rides as we stop off at a Cafe halfway into the ride.
  • Mudguards - we would suggest you have a rear mudguard installed, at least.
  • Seat - make sure that it is in a comfortable position and at the right height.
  • Lights - make sure they are working, front and back.
  • It's a good idea to carry a spare inner tube and repair kit, just in case.
  • Ladies are welcome to join the rides with or without a helmet.
  • Always a good idea to carry a waterproof all year round as you never know when the weather might change.
  • We suggest you always carry a bottle of water on a ride and a cereal bar or similar.
  • Depending on the ride, we plan to stop off at a cycle friendly cafe. If this isn't possible then we will let you know so you can bring some sandwiches/flask of tea with you as we will stop at a convenient location.
  • It's well worth investigating various insurance schemes as accidents do occasionally happen. I would recommend becoming a member of CTC and they have an excellent insurance scheme.