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


You can now follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bikingbelleschichester

Insurance / Dangerous driving?

1) To report accidents, near misses and antisocial driving towards cyclists in the Sussex area:

which is monitored by the Sussex Police and all reports are checked and followed through. They update you by email.

2) CTC (Cyclists Touring Club) - established in 1878, CTC has been protecting and promoting the rights of cyclists both on and off-road.

Well worth considering joining this Club and here are some of the benefits:
  • £10m third party insurance
  • Campaigning for cycling
  • Bi-monthly cycling magazine
  • Discounts on bikes, cycling and affinity products
  • Weekly e-newsletter
  • Access to groups and events
  • Route information
  • Access to CTC holidays and tours
  • Technical advice
  • Cycling related legal claims advice
  • Stop SMIDSY (Sorry Mate I Didn't See You). Here you can report crashes, near misses. Report how the police, Crown Prosecutiion Service and courts respond. Get information about the law and get in touch with lawyers from CTC's legal help services.

Disclaimer: Please note that it is down to each individual to arrange insurance whilst out cycling as accidents do happen. Biking Belles, Chichester and District Ladies Cycling Club wil not be held responsible or liable for any injuries or damages incurred during any of their rides and activities.