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Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge for Manorlands returns this month

Fundraisers have a choice of six routes - the longest 36.1 miles - when the sixteenth annual Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge takes place on Sunday 19th September.

The popular event is organised by the Manorlands Cycling Events Fundraising Group and 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.

More than 200 cyclists took part in the last Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge in 2019, which raised over £9,000 for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice at Oxenhope. 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 one of the event sponsors, 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 the joint-sponsor Pure Property Lettings - and a well-earned hot meal at the finish line.

For more information and to sign up, visit sueryder.org/brontemtb

 

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