,,"The 5th Bronte BigK Cyklesportive hosted by Leeds City College, Keighley Campus is all set for on Sunday 20th July 2014 and organisers are inviting cyclists of all standards to take advantage of an early bird offer for the event which will raise vital funds for Sue Ryder - Manorlands Hospice. The event includes routes which suit all abilities up to professional riders.
This year our courses have been altered to encompass as much of the route taken by the Tour de France Grand Depart Yorkshire as possible.
The longest three routes cover 30 miles of stage 2 Tour, including the stunning sections through Haworth, Bronte Country, Penistone Hill, Cock Hill, and the decent into Hebden Bridge. They also include England's longest constant incline of 6.42 miles up Cragg Vale and the stunning decent into Ripponden. Even the 20 mile option takes in 7.4 miles of the route including Haworth, Penistone Hill and Oxenhope.
There are many other great sections too, check the routes out on the maps below.
The Bronte 88 mile Monster http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3533478
71.5 mile http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3533669
55 mile http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3533630
23 mile http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3533503
All routes start and finish at Leeds City College in Keighley which has excellent transport links. Every entrant will receive a complementary BBQ meal at the finish and a Goody Bag put together by our main sponsor All Terrain Cycles www.allterraincycles.co.uk ! Each bag will contain a medal and a new inner tube, plus other goodies.
All Terrain Cycles are supporting Sue Ryder http://www.sueryder.org/Get-involved/Events/All-events/2014/July/Bronte-Sportive-2014 by supplying a Giant Defy Composite 2 Road Bike http://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/.Giant-2014-Defy-Composite-2-Road-Bike_129943.htm
that is the star prize in their TDF raffle. With tickets on sale at only £1 each , it gives you a great chance to win a bike worth £1299.