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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Monday, 11 June 2012

Maratona Ride - Sun June 10

We had a lovely ride today..met at Goodwood Hotel down East Dean hill, left through Charlton and Singleton along the main road past West Dean and turned right at Selsey Arms (which has now closed down and is under new management) - up the hill and along the long and winding lanes to the Fish House.

From here we turned right towards the Mardens and eventually made our way to our favourite cafe in Compton. We all thought that awful short sharp hill in the Mardens is much easier to climb these days!

Had a lovely cup of tea and slice of cake at our cafe and made friends with two robins who seem to have a nest just close to the cafe - see pic above.

After tea we made our way home via West Ashling, Clay Lane - saying goodbye to Steph and Sandra along the way. Elise and myself made our way home to Tangmere.

Thanks to all Belles who came out today, despite the wet start to the day it all ended on quite a dry and bright note...Val, Elise, Sandra and Steph.

Three weeks today we'll be in the Dolomites!!!