The Brontë Mountain Bike Challenge, sponsored by All Terrain Cycles and run in conjunction with the Manorlands Cycle events group, is a popular event with routes suitable for all standards of mountain bike and cyclo-cross rider.
All entry fees go towards supporting Sue Ryder’s Manorlands Hospice care in the local area and Keighley RAYNET will be providing the safety communications for this event.
A 35.8-mile extreme challenge route following the very popular new route used in 2016. Riders tackle the notorious ‘stairs’ and cycle across the moors to Widdop, towards Worsthorne and back via a relatively new section of the Pennine Bridleway. You will then return almost to the finish line, before doing an extra nine miles including the Cock Hill climb and a route over Thornton Moor.
A 28.8-mile challenge route that has been popular since 2013. Riders tackle the notorious ‘stairs’ and cycle across the moors to Widdop, towards Worsthorne and back via a relatively new section of the Pennine Bridleway, before then descending the ‘stairs’ to the finish line.
This intermediate route of 22.6 miles was first used last year. The route crosses the moor to Walshaw then loops back towards the start, before taking in a section over Thornton Moor. It’s a challenging mix of tracks, trails and minor roads, but not as intense as the Charlotte or Heathcliff.
This 15.7-mile route goes up the upper part of Stairs Lane and across the moor to Walshaw village, then heads back to the finish line. It’s a challenging mix of tracks, trails and minor roads, but not as intense as the other routes.