A Manorlands supporter taking on the Bronte Sportive 2020 in a new branded jersey

Manorlands Bronte Sportive 2020

Date
19th July 2020
Time
7:30am - 6:00pm
Address
Keighley College
Bradford Road
Keighley
BD21 4HQ
GB
Registration Fee
Early Bird Adult entry
£20.00
Early Bird Under-18 entry
£10.00
Team of four - Early Bird entry
£75.00
Standard Adult entry
£25.00
Standard Under-18 entry
£15.00
Team of four - Standard entry
£90.00
Fundraising target
There is no minimum fundraising target but we really appreciate those who do raise sponsorship. Those who raise £50 or more will be entered into a draw with a chance to win a prize from All Terrain Cycles.
Distance
23.7 to 93.1 miles
Contact
Andrew Wood
andrew.wood@sueryder.org
01535 640 430
Event location map

53.8682179, -1.9006724

Saddle up for the Bronte Sportive in support of our Manorlands Hospice in West Yorkshire. There are routes for all abilities, including – if you dare – the 93-mile Bronte Monster.

Female Bronte Sportive cyclists tackle a hill

The Bronte Sportive, organised by the Manorlands cycling events group, is a challenging cycling event in the heart of the West Yorkshire Pennines.

Our 10th event, which is sponsored by All Terrain Cycles, will take place on Sunday 21st July 2019.

Routes for all abilities

For 2020, there will be five routes to suit all abilities: the new Branwell route(23.7 miles), which is a far flatter route than others; Anne (29.2 miles); Emily (50.3 miles); Charlotte (74.5 miles); and Heathcliff (93.1 miles). Though by no means the longest sportive, the Heathcliff route, also known as the Bronte Monster, is recognised as being mile for mile one of the toughest sportives in the UK.

The Chris Mitchell Memorial Hill Climb will also feature in this year’s event for riders who use Strava.

There is also the option to do the Virtual Bronte Sportive again this year. We ask that participants who would like to pick this option complete their ride within the month of July 2020.

View maps of the routes

Fundraising and sponsorship

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.

Start and cut-off times

The event starts and finishes at Keighley College and riders will set off in waves.

Riders in the two longest routes (Charlotte or Heathcliff) can set off between 7.30am and 8.30am. Riders doing the three shorter routes (Branwell, Anne or Emily) can set off between 8.00am and 9.15am.

Sign up for the Bronte Sportive 2020

Partners and sponsors

All Terrain Cycles logo

The Bronte Sportive 2020 is sponsored by All Terrain Cycles.

Frequently asked questions about the Bronte Sportive

Is there parking available at the event?

Yes, parking is available at Keighley College, Bradford Road, Keighley, BD21 4HQ.

What should I wear?

Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions on the day of the event and be aware that conditions may change throughout the day.

Helmets are compulsory. Waterproof clothing, spare socks and bivvy bags are also recommended.

Will there be feed stations en route?

Yes - water, energy gels and snacks will be provided at feed stations along each route.

Are there age limits for different routes?

Yes. For the 50.3 (Emily), 74.5 (Charlotte) and 93.1-mile (Heathcliff) routes, riders must be 14 years of age or above on the day of the event.

The 29.2-mile (Anne) and 23.7-mile (Branwell) routes are suitable for all ages though riders aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or over) throughout the event.

There must be at least one adult (aged 18 or over) for every five riders aged 11 or under. Anyone under 16 years old must have their entry form signed by a parent/guardian and must abide by the rules.

Are there event rules? What is the refund policy, and full terms and conditions?

Rules of Entry

  • All cyclists must abide by the Country Code and Highway Code
  • Riders must ensure their cycles are suitable for the terrain and are roadworthy
  • By taking part in this event cyclists are representing Sue Ryder and are asked to show consideration to other cyclists, road users and pedestrians.
  • Safety is paramount. All riders must wear helmets (Compulsory)
  • Your presence at every checkpoint must be recorded
  • Remember that the event is NOT a race but a personal challenge
  • Marshals will be situated at points throughout the course and their signals should be observed at all times
  • Cyclists should be properly equipped to ride in inclement weather

Terms and Conditions

Registration

Every participant must fill in their own registration form unless:

  • The person completing the form is doing so as the parent or guardian of a participant aged under 18 in which case the parent or guardian must inform the participant that they have signed the terms and conditions on their behalf and that their participation in the event will be governed by these terms.
  • The person completing the form has or reasonably believes that they have the participant’s consent to their doing so on the participant’s behalf. The person completing the form must make the participant aware of these terms and conditions in good time before the event. If the participant does not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions they are to withdraw from the event. Participation in the event shall be deemed to be acceptance of these terms and conditions by the participant.

Age

For the 50.3 (Emily), 74.5 (Charlotte) and 93.1-mile (Heathcliff) routes, riders must be 14 years of age or above on the day of the event.

The 29.2-mile (Anne) and 23.7-mile (Branwell) routes are suitable for all ages though riders aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or over) throughout the event. 

There must be at least one adult (aged 18 or over) for every five riders aged 11 or under.  Anyone under 16 years old must have their entry form signed by a parent/guardian and must abide by the rules.  It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to ensure their children are suitability fit and healthy to take part in the rides and have a good level of road safety awareness and bike control. All riders must wear a safety helmet

Refunds

The entry fee for the Bronte Sportive is non-transferable and non-refundable. Due to unexpected health and safety reasons on the day, the Bronte Sportive organisers reserve the right to adjust the route to account for unforeseen conditions (for example, flooding).

The event start

The organisers retain the right to make a change to the advertised start times and make them staggered.  Please note that staggering will not effect the participants race time as the organisers will record their time from when they cross over the start and finish line.

Publicity

By participating, participants agree to take part in post-event publicity which may include interviews, photography and/or filming for Sue Ryder internal communications, sport Keighley publicity and local and/or national media. Sue Ryder will endeavour not to use any photographs, images or likenesses of children aged 16 or under.

Contact details

Participants are personally responsible for updating the organisers with any new address and telephone details. All participants must supply emergency contact details and in the case of an emergency, Sue Ryder may use the Emergency Contact details provided by you to contact your home or office.

Health and Fitness

The event has been designed as a low-risk event for the averagely fit person. The event is a challenge ride that is graded to suit many levels of fitness but some of the hills are steep and, given the time of year and prevailing conditions riders should ensure they are medically fit and well hydrated. 

All riders should satisfy themselves that they are in good health and physically able to participate in the Bronte Sportive and choose a route that suits their ability and fitness.  If in doubt, participants should consult a GP or hospital doctor prior to the event.   It is recommended that all riders should have appropriate sun protection and a drinking water bottle

Risks

Sue Ryder has a comprehensive risk assessment process for each event which aims to minimise or eliminate the risk to everyone taking part. However, by taking part in this event, you acknowledge that there may be conditions or circumstances beyond our control that can lead to unforeseen risks.

Dropping out

Any participant who drops out after crossing the starting line must report to an official to prevent any unnecessary search being started.  They should also make sure that their tag is handed back to the steward at this point.

Liability

The Bronte Sportive is operated by Sue Ryder, and all participants take part at their own risk. Sue Ryder accepts no responsibility for any loss, injury or damage suffered by any participant personally or to their property as a result of taking part in the Bronte Sportive in the absence of negligence or breach of statutory duty on the part of Sue Ryder. Personal accident and public liability insurance cover is advised to cover any loss, damage or injury you may sustain yourself or to your personal property or cause to a third party or their property.

If during the event you are involved in an incident with a third party please ensure that you pass on all your details – it is not the responsibility of the event organisers.

Sponsorship

The Bronte Sportive is an exclusive Sue Ryder fundraising event. Sponsorship monies raised may not be given to or shared with any other organisation. Participants are advised that they have a legal responsibility to ensure that all sponsorship monies and donations received for the Bronte Sportive are paid to Sue Ryder within six weeks of the date of the event.

Smoking and alcohol

Sue Ryder asks that participants and supporters do not smoke during the event. For health and safety reasons, participants may not consume alcohol prior to or during the event.

Photography

Participants and supporters are welcome to take pictures on the day but please ensure where the pictures captures images of children that only one's own family members are included.

Marshals

The event will be marshalled, however roads will NOT be closed and therefore for your safety and the safety  of other participants you must abide AT ALL TIMES with  the Highway Code and the instructions of police/marshals around the course, including stopping if necessary. As part of their entry into this event participants agree to ride safely with consideration for others and also declare that their cycle is well maintained and in good working order.  They also agree to follow the instructions given by event officials on the day.  

Data Protection

Please be aware that by registering you authorise Sue Ryder to process your personal and sensitive personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purposes of this event only.  By signing the registration form or clicking on the on-line entry, you agree to Sue Ryder using your personal and sensitive personal data for the purposes outlined above.