Charity mountain bike challenge back on track
The above photograph appears by courtesy of Sue Ryder
Following a break in 2020 due to COVID19 pandemic restrictions the sixteenth-annual Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge is scheduled to return to the Bronte Country area on Sunday 19 September 2021 to raise vital funds for the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope.
The popular annual event, which is organised by the Manorlands Cycling Events Fundraising Group and jointly sponsored by All Terrain Cycles and Pure Property Lettings, starts and finishes at Oxenhope Recreation Ground with a choice of six Bronte-themed routes for all abilities.
The Heathcliff route is the longest at 36.1 miles with a 4509ft cumulative climb, followed by the Charlotte (27.7 miles) and Emily (22.2 miles). The Anne route (12.6 miles) is the shortest and recommended for families and relative beginners.
Over 200 cyclists took part in the last Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge in 2019, which raised over £9,000 for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. There is no obligation for participants to fundraise, but any money they do raise will help the hospice to continue providing expert palliative care, advice and support for people who are living with life-limiting conditions in the local community. Those who raise £50 or more will also be entered into a prize draw to win a mystery prize donated by All Terrain Cycles.
Andrew Wood, Community Fundraising Manager at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, said: "This is always a popular event and we’re so excited to welcome riders back to the start line again after last year’s challenge had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. There are routes suitable for all standards of mountain bike riders, so we hope lots of people will have been inspired by Team GB’s recent success in the Olympics and will saddle up and raise money to ensure we can continue to be there when it matters."
Everyone who takes part will receive a cycling water bottle donated by Pure Property Lettings and a well-earned hot meal at the finish line.
For more information and to sign up please visit sueryder.org/brontemtb
[N.B. Please mention the Eagle Intermedia Bronte Country website when making your enquiries.]
[News item based on press release supplied by Sue Ryder - August 2021.]
EDITOR'S NOTE: The above event was actually cancelled, but subsequently rescheduled to take place in the Spring of 2022.