Event details

  • Date: 15 July 2018
  • Location: Keighley College, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Thanks to all of those who took part in the Bronte Sportive yesterday.

I'm sure you will all join us in thanking the volunteers who made the event possible.

To see results and links to photos, please go to the Ride for Manorlands Facebook page.

Those of you who have no access to Facebook should email andrew.wood@sueryder.org and ask for them to be sent to you.


The Bronte Sportive is organised in conjunction with the Manorlands Cycling Events Group and is a challenging cycling event in the heart of the West Yorkshire Pennines.

Our 9th event will take place on Sunday 15th July 2018 and, as in previous years, there will be four routes to suit all abilities. The big one, the Heathcliff Bronte Monster, is 88 miles and, though it's by no means one of the longest sportives, it is recognised as being mile for mile one of the toughest sportives in the UK.  

The event starts and finishes at Keighley College, and riders can set off between 7:30am and 9:30am. Those doing the 29-mile route can set off at 10am.


About the event

We’ve 4 routes that make for a challenge for riders of all different abilities.

  • Anne – 29 miles: The new 29-miler 'Anne' takes in over 3700ft 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 6400ft of climbing.
  • Charlotte - 69 miles: The 69-miler 'Charlotte' has over 8700ft 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 3 climbs including the Cow and Calf.
  • Heathcliff - 88 miles: The 88-miler 'Heathcliff' is a monster with 10700ft+ of climbing, including Pensitone 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.

Raise money for Manorlands Hospice

Thanks to generous sponsorship from our sponsor All Terrain Cycles, all entry fees and any sponsorship raised goes straight to funding Sue Ryder's care for people living with incurable illness within West Yorkshire.

There is no obligation for participants to fundraise but obviously we are grateful to those who do.

Manorlands Cycling Jerseys

Photo of Sue Ryder team members wearing our blue cycling jerseys

Like the look of the all new Sue Ryder and All Terrain Cycles Cycling Jersey? These are unisex and available in sizes from Small to XL, costing just £30 each.

If you'd like to be sporting one of these for your next race, these can be ordered by calling the fundraising team on 01535 640 430, or emailing ryan.judson@sueryder.org.

Main Sponsor

All Terrain Cycles bike store Salts Mill Shipley

All Terrain Cycles

Event Partners

Image of Class One Fresh to Chef logo Image of Soreen logo
Image of Keighley College logo

Class One, Soreen and Keighley College