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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Sunday, 3 April 2011

Saturday, April 2

It was another lovely spring morning as we all met outside the Goodwood Hotel.

Caroline, Ellie, Angela, Elise and myself cycled up New Barn Lane and had a lovely free cycle down the hill towards East Dean pond. Here we turned left and headed towards Singleton

A pretty cottage in Singleton

From Singleton we headed to West Dean for our regular tea and cakes stop.

Flowers at West Dean

Entrance to West Dean

To work off our cake and scones we decided to cycle back towards Charlton and cycle up the fairly stiff hill towards the Trundle. We all made it despite most of us nearly being crushed by a horse trailer - I wish drivers would allow for their trailer when overtaking cyclists and not nearly crush us as they pass us by!!

We then cycled down Kennel Hill and Angela took charge and raced down the hill at great speed.....

It's a great hill to cycle down but possibly next week we should try cycling up it! We cut through Goodwood and finished back at the hotel at about 12.15pm. Approx distance was 24 miles.

Hope to see you all again soon and safe cycling!