Cyclists required for Bronte Sportive charity cycling event

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Bronte Sportive in Haworth
The above photograph appears by kind courtesy of Bronte Sportive

Local cyclists are being encouraged to participate in the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospiceís "Bronte Sportive" cycling event which is planned to take place in the Bronte Country area on 17 July 2016.

The charity sportive, sponsored by All Terrain Cycles, which has superstores in Saltaire and Wetherby, usually has between 200 and 300 entries and riders can either sign up in advance for £20 or on the day for £25. All proceeds, including entrance fees and sponsorship, will be used to fund Sue Ryder care for people living with incurable illness in West Yorkshire. All Terrain Cycles is offering cycle related goodies in a prize draw for all riders who raise more than £50 of sponsorship.

Starting from Keighley, the event is now in its seventh year and offers a choice of four rides of varying difficult in the Pennines. As in the previous two years, the route takes in over 30 miles of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart route.

Participants can choose from a 23m ride for beginners which includes the famous cobbled main street of Haworth Village and nearby Penistone Hill through to more challenging 54.5m and 71.5m routes up to the 88m "Bronte Monster" route which is know to be one of the toughest tests for sportive riders in the UK.

"This is always a fantastic event and has become even more popular since the Grand Depart with cycling enthusiasts from Yorkshire and beyond turning out to tackle what is a challenging, but stunning route" says Andrew Wood of Sue Ryder.

"We are really grateful to All Terrain Cycles for their support and hope that the event will raise much-needed funds for our incredible care for patients here in West Yorkshire."

Tony Booth, managing director of All Terrain Cycles, says: "Weíre proud to be supporting one of the regionís top cycling events, whether youíre a relative novice or a more experienced rider, itís a fantastic sportive covering some of the best cycling in Yorkshire Ė and itís all for a great cause."

Sue Ryder

For more information please visit http://www.brontesportive.org.uk or email andrew.wood@sueryder.org

[N.B. Please mention the Eagle Intermedia Bronte Country website when making your enquiries.

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[News item based on press release supplied by andrew.wood@sueryder.org - July 2016.]


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