A MILESTONE of women’s cycling has been marked at Goodwood – as dozens of riders took to their bikes for charity.
With racing and non-competitive events, the Biking Belles Grand Prix was the first all-women’s cycling day in the south east.
Organiser Val Harper said: “It was a great event for women. It was the first of several events. We had a huge turnout for the sportive event with more than 60 cyclists, which is excellent for single-sex cycling.
“The racing was great – and a few Biking Belles took part in the Go Race.”
Val formed the Biking Belles, Chichester and district ladies’ cycling club with the view of introducing more women to cycling
The event, which raised money for the Boot Out Breast Cancer charity, gave the public and district clubs a chance to take to the track, as well as elite women’s racing in the Lady March Grand Prix.
The winners were:
The Lady March Grand Prix race ( the Elite / 1 / 2 race)
1st Jennifer Crouch
2nd Elise Sherwell
3rd Louise Mahe
The CalBisc 100 High Energy Biscuit race (Cat 3 / 4 race)
1st Charlotte Sampson
2nd Sophie Curle
3rd Victoria Mackie
1st Charlotte Heywood
2nd Kate McNichol
3rd Amy Rook
The day was supported by stallholders and entertainment. Find out more: www.bikingbelles.co.uk