19. July 2020 - 7:30 till 18:00
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Manorlands Bronte Sportive 2020 | Keighley College | Sunday, 19. July 2020

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.
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 the routes

Branwell - 23.7 miles
Anne – 29.2 miles
Emily – 50.3 miles
Charlotte – 74.5 miles
Heathcliff (also known as the Bronte Monster) – 93.1 miles

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.
Partners and sponsors
The Bronte Sportive 2020 is sponsored by All Terrain Cycles.

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 ***** (aged 18 or over) throughout the event. 
There must be at least one ***** (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?
Refunds will not be offered unless the event is cancelled. Tickets are non-transferable. If you can no longer make the event, please get in contact to let us know. Check out the full terms and conditions on the Sue Ryder website.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can contact Andrew Wood and the rest of the Sue Ryder Manorlands fundraising team by emailing manorlands.fundraising@sueryder.org or calling 01535 640 430.