Event details

  • Date: 16 July 2017
  • Location: Leeds City College, Keighley Campus, Keighley, West Yorks

Thanks to everyone who took part in the Bronte Sportive on Sunday 16th July. 

After a grim start weather-wise, it turned out nice and we've had some great feedback about the event and there were some great performances. 

Results and photos available now

To see the results, please head to the Ride for Manorlands events 2017 page and whilst you are there please join the group to be kept up to date with all things cycling in the local area.

Photos from the day are available to view and purchase at sportsunday.co.uk.

Thank you!

A massive thank you to our main event sponsor All Terrain Cycles and the many volunteers who helped out.

Early estimates are that the event raised around £6,500, which will enable Sue Ryder to continue its incredible care in the area surrounding Manorlands Hospice.

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About the event

We’re offering 4 routes that make for a challenge for riders of all different abilities. The links on their names will take you to maps of each route:

  • Anne – 29 miles: The new 29-miler 'Anne' takes in over 3,700ft of climbing, including roads that rarely feature in the usual Yorkshire sportives, but all the routes do take in the famous cobbles of Haworth (hence the name).
  • Emily - 50 miles: The 50-miler 'Emily' takes a slightly larger loop and, at 37 miles, presents you with the Cow and Calf climb-up from Ilkley. It also has over 6,400ft of climbing.
  • Charlotte - 69 miles: The 69-miler 'Charlotte' has over 8,700ft of climbing, takes in some of those Wuthering Heights-esque moors and tackles the Mytholm Steeps - one of the UK's top-100 climbs. It even heads to the dark side (Lancashire!) before returning to Yorkshire and finishing with three climbs including the Cow and Calf.
  • Heathcliff - 88 miles: The 88-miler 'Heathcliff' is a monster with 10,700ft+ of climbing, including Penistone Hill, Cragg Vale, the punishing Mytholm Steeps and a selection of other tough climbs where the Pennines meet the Dales, finishing with the Cow and Calf.

The event starts and finishes at the Keighley Campus of Leeds City College. Riders of Charlotte and Heathcliff routes can set off between 7.30am and 8.30am; those doing the Anne and the Emily can set off between 8.30am and 9.30am.

Look the part during your ride

Manorlands Hospice supporters Ryan and Hayley modelling the Sue Ryder themed jerseys

The Manorlands Cycling Events Group have designed and made a special cycling jersey for Sue Ryder supporters, which is sponsored by All Terrain Cycles. It's very smart, as you can see from the picture above, and, at the bargain price of £30, is just thing to be seen in when you're out training on the roads or hills this season.

To order your jersey in sizes S to XXL, please email the Manorlands Cycling Events Group treasurer Lee Orviss at lee.orviss@sueryder.org.

Main sponsor

All Terrain Cycles bike store Salts Mill Shipley

All Terrain Cycles