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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge in aid of Sue Ryder

Thanks to Andy Wood for this item

Mountain bike enthusiasts are being encouraged to take on one of three routes on the Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge in aid of Sue Ryder ? Manorlands Hospice on 18th September.

The event takes place within the stunning and challenging landscape of 'Bronte Country' in the south Pennines, and is named after the famous literary family who lived in 19th century Haworth and who between them penned classics such as Wuthering Heights and Jayne Eyre.

The three routes, two of which cross the boarder into Calderde are named after the three most well known Bronte sisters. Charlotte is the 31 mile challenge route, Emily is the 21 mile intermediate route and Anne the 11 mile family/beginner route.

In the last two years the event has attracted over 600 riders and Sue Ryder Fundraiser Andrew Wood is hopeful that the event can raise over £10,000 for funds to help the healthcare charity which cares for patients from south Halifax and Hebden Bridge. "This is a very enjoyable way to help Sue Ryder raise funds for its vital services. It's also a nice touch that the three routes are named after the Bronte sisters who were inspired by the countryside that the participants will be riding through. People can consider their ability and make their choice between Charlotte, Emily and Anne."

An early bird entry offer of £20 including, feed stations and hot meal at the finish lasts until 1st September after which the price rises to £25. Fundraising is not compulsory though those who do will further help Sue Ryder provide care through four centres in Yorkshire and Lancashire.

All three routes start and finish in Oxenhope near Keighley, further details or online entry is available at Bronte Bike Challenge website. Regular updates are available on Facebook

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