Date10th April 2022
Time9:00am - 5:00pm
The Sue Ryder Bronte Mountain Bike challenge is back for 2022! Join us and take on Anne, Emily, Charlotte or Heathcliff in Bronte Country to raise vital funds for Sue Ryder's expert care.
About the challenge
The Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge 2022, organised by the Manorlands Cycling Events Fundraising Group and sponsored by All Terrain Cycles and Pure Lettings Residential, is a popular event with routes suitable for all standards of mountain bike and cyclo-cross rider. This year's will be the 15th Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors at All Terrain Cycles and Pure Lettings Specialists, all entry fees go straight towards supporting Sue Ryder’s expert, compassionate care in the local area.
While there is no obligation to raise additional funds through sponsorship, those who raise £50 or more will be entered into a prize draw to win a mystery bike-related prize from our sponsors at All Terrain Cycles.
As in previous years, there is a team entry for groups of four people in all the routes.
Three of our four routes - Charlotte, Emily and Anne - take their names from the three Bronte Sisters who lived in Haworth and were inspired in their writing by the stunning and challenging landscape that the routes navigate. The forth route – Heathcliff - takes its name from one of their best known characters who spent many hours out on the Pennine moors, as you will do if you select that route.
- Heathcliff 36.1 miles 4509 ft cumulative climb
- Charlotte 27.7 miles 3601 ft cumulative climb
- Emily 22.2 miles 2507 ft cumulative climb
- Anne 12.6 miles 1742 ft cumulative climb
The Anne route is suitable for the family and children who have ridden in this type of terrain and landscape before, though there are some sections where less experienced and fit riders might need to dismount. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
- Heathcliff, Charlotte and Emily routes - 9.00am
- Anne route - 9.30am
All routes start and finish at Oxenhope Recreation Ground. All participants will receive a bespoke Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge water bottle courtesy of our sponsor Pure Lettings and a well-earned complementary hot meal at the finish.