Bronte Big K CyKlesportive

Bronte Big K CyKlesportive

Date: 17 July 2011
Location: West Yorkshire
Distance: 4.8, 24, 43, 65 & 88 miles
Registration fee: £20 & £25

The inaugural Bronte BIG K CyKlesportive was held 2010 and was instantly hailed as a classic ride to match any in the country by the majority of the field.  The 2011 event promises to be even better!

The event, jointly organised by SportKeighley raises funds for Sue Ryder– Manorlands Hospice.

  • Registration at the Keighley Campus of Leeds City College.
  • Bronte BIGK Memento
  • Timing via chips attatched to bikes/riders for CyKlesportive.
  • Refreshments available at various points on routes 2-5. feed stations kindly sponsored by All Terrain Cycles Bike Store.
  • Something for all abilities.
  • “Race the train” hand-timed in traditional way.


Scenic routes which pass many places and features such as Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Timothy Taylors Brewery, Penistone Hill Country Park, Saltaire, Ilkley Moor and Otley Chevin.

Choice of five routes all starting from Keighley Campus, Leeds City College

Route 1-Traditional Race the Train-4.8 Miles-1 Hill- or junior option which starts at Lees School, Crossroads and is 1.8 miles. (0 Hills!)£5.00

View the route here

The CyKlesportive routes 2-5 are priced at £20/£10 Juniors

(The £20 entry fee applies to entries received before 1st July, after this date entry will be £25)

Route 2-CyKlesportive-24 Miles-4 Hills

As route 1, but also including Leeming, Cullingworth, Harecroft, Wilsden, Black Hills, Stonely Ridge and Saltaire before heading back to Keighley.

View the route here

Route 3- CyKlesportive-43 Miles-12 Hills

As route 2 but with added legs to include Haworth, Oakworth, Goose Eye, Laycock, Slippery Ford, Scar Top and Stanbury, before following the route 2 course over to Saltaire and back to Keighley.

View the route here

Route 4-CyKlesportive-65 Miles-15 Hills

Similar to route 3 but additional leg from Saltaire taking riders to Baildon, Hawkesworth, Guiseley, Carlton, Otley, Ilkley and East Morton, before returning to Keighley.

View the route here

Route 5-CyKlesportive-88 Miles-21 Hills

This route follows the same course as Route 4 but includes an additional leg through Silsden, Cononley, Cowling, Sutton and Steeton before finally returning to Keighley.

View the route here

Camp and Ride! For 2011 we have teamed up with local tourist attraction East Riddlesden Hall as part of the National Trust Cycling Festival are putting on free camping and a “pasta-que” on the evening before the event. To book in for camping and the “pasta-que”, please contact Andrew Wood on the details given below.

Register online here:
>Register for the traditional Race the Train 4.8 mile route

Register for the Cyklesportive Junior – legs 2 to 5
>Register for the Cyklesportive Adult place – legs 2 to 5

Event details

Date 17 July 2011
Time CyKlesportive-Staggered Start:7.30am-10am
Race the Train-Mass Start-9.40am
Activity type Sports & Leisure Events, Challenge, Family Events, Cycling
Location Keighley and District (Bronte Country)

Contact details

Name Andrew Wood
Telephone 01535 640176

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