Bronte Sportive 2023


16th July 2023


Keighley College
Bradford Road
BD21 4HQ


Various distances


Miki Mitchell
01535 640 445
Event location map

53.8682179, -1.9006724

Saddle up for the Bronte Sportive 2023! There are routes for all abilities, including the 93 mile ‘Heathcliff’, with all funds raised helping to support Sue Ryder's expert care.

Cycle in the heart of the West Yorkshire Pennines

The Bronte Sportive 2023 with the Queensbury Queens of the Mountain Cycling Club is a challenging cycling event in the heart of the West Yorkshire Pennines.

Our 12th event, sponsored by All Terrain Cycles, will take place on Sunday 17th July 2023.

For 2023, there will be six Bronte themed routes to suit all abilities:

The Heathcliff, at 92.7 miles, is by no means one of the longest sportives, but is recognised as being mile for mile one of the toughest sportives in the UK up alongside the Fred Whitton.

The Charlotte is 73.7 miles, the Emily is 49.9 miles and the Anne is 29.2 miles. The 24.3 mile route is shorter and flatter that Anne, and is named Branwell largely because it passes an average of over 1 pub per mile along the route. Patrick (21.1 miles) is a relatively easy route for beginners.

All of our routes (except the Patrick) will include the iconic Haworth main street where all participants get the opportunity to do the Chris Mitchell Memorial Hill Climb Challenge.

The event starts and finishes at Keighley College and riders will set off in waves. Riders in the two longest routes can set off between 7:30am and 8:30am. Riders doing Emily set off between 8am and 8:30, those doing Anne and Branwell will leave at between 8:30am and 9:10pm and all those taking part on the Patrick ride will go at 9:15am.

As in 2022, the members of the Queensbury Queens of the Mountain Cycling Club will be bringing their unique enthusiasm to our feed stations and start finish area!


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

Those who raise £50 or more in sponsorship will be entered into a prize draw to win a prize donated by our partners at All Terrain Cycles.

The routes

Our partners and sponsor

The Bronte Sportive 2023 is partnered with the Queensbury Queens of the Mountain and Keighley College, and sponsored by All Terrain Cycles.

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