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Saturday, February 3

Dominique and David's ride

We met outside Bishop Luffa and made our way via narrow lanes through Chichester to Halnaker. Cycled on up the A285 turning rigt at the Mount Noddy sign. Through the village, up a couple of hills until we came out on the A29. We turned left at the sign to Madehurst, through the backlanes - more hills and appearing at the large Whiteways roundabout. From here we carried up the hill into Arundel. Most of us camped at Gaskyns cafe,just over the bridge where we stored our bikes in their courtyard and a few Belles stopped at the Edible Sandwich. We all met up afterwards for a photo call...

.Many thanks to David and Dominique for leading a great ride today. Yet another world record broken - we had 16 Belles out today, including our latest Hon Belle - David. Val, Judy, Sheila, Lynn, Viv, Mel, Jenny, Alison, Angie, Julia, Dominique, Caroline, Sandra, Fiona and Marj. Great too see you all. The new BBs website is up and running - take a look: www.bikingbelles.co.uk

From Arundel we went to Ford, Barnham, Oving and back to Chichester and Bishop Luffa...here's Edmondo, courtesy of Tizzie.....

http://www.endomondo.com/routes/160891560  ......though you will have to ignore the bit from Tizzie's house!

A great ride with quite a few hills. Approx distance was 28 miles.

Saturday Feb 23, 2013

Duncton - Graffham, Ambersham - Lodsworth - Petworth - Coates - Duncton ride - approx 23 miles a scenic route with hills

Coming from Chichester on the Petworth road, drive down Duncton Hill, thru the village passing the Cricketers on your right take the left hand tuning signposted to Selham and Graffham. Drive approx 1 miles and park in the car park on the right.

From here we turned right out of the car park and headed to the Ambersham cross roads,turning right here and carrying on and turned right at the next lane. At the next T junction turn left and head towards the main A272 Petworth - Midhurst road. Just cycle  short way along the road and take the right hand turning signposted Lodsworth. Along this lane you'll come to the Lodsworth Larder - no seating area but they serve teas and coffees and have cakes. There's a perching area outside.

From the Larder we turned left and headed along the lane and took the River Lane which was the next right turning.Here it gets hilly - just short sharp hills until you come to anoter right hand turning which brings you back on the A272. For Petworth turn left and cycle thru Tillington to the small Petworth roundabout. Turn left and cut thru the town, and head towards Byworth, taking the right hand turning out of the town. From hear carry on until the crossroads, turn right here passing the Mill. You soon will arrive on the Chichester - Petworth road again. Turn left at the T junction and then take the next right which will brig you back to the car park

Saturday March 2, 2013

As it was the first Saturday of the month we met outside Bishop Luffa School. From here we cycled through Chichester along the quiet back lanes until we reached Goodwood. Cycling past Goodwood Hotel we climbed up Sculpture Park Hill, turning right at the crossroads....down the Upwaltham Hill and taking the first, sharp turning on the left. We wove our way along the lanes to Singleton, turning left onto the Midhurst/Chichester road and headed to West Dean for a cuppa, where we met Caroline.

Then back to Chi, turing left from West Dean then first left along the back lanes until we joined the Centurion Way. Thanks to Tizzie for tracking us.

A good ride which could be added to.

link below - relevant BB miles were between miles 6 - 28



Who was out:

Lynn, Fiona, Marj, Noreen, Ali, Val, Jenny, Tizzie, Caroline


Saturday, March 9 2013

A lovely new ride which was lead by Lynn. We all met at 9.30am outside the Southbourne Farm Shop (Val and Caroline caught the train from Barnham - the farm shop is about a minute from the station - just turn left out of the station)

Tizzie kindly tracked the route....

Here is our route - the start is at about mile 9.5

Well worth doing again - a flat ride and suitable for novice cyclists, would suggest tough road tyres

Another great turnout:

Lynn, Alison, Angela, Sheila, Fiona, new Belle Sarah, Marj, Jane, Val, Mel, Judy, Tizzie, Caroline, Bridget, Ali,