Struggle The Moors

The Yorkshire Dales are your rolling hills, your picturesque landscapes and your quaint cafe stops. The Yorkshire Moors are steeper, bleaker, more exposed and fearfully isolated.

Struggle North Yorkshire Moors Sportive

The Route

Struggle The Moors sportive spans 110 miles and takes you over notoriously steep Yorkshire Moors climbs. To rub salt into the wounds, between your categorised climbs you’ll find relentlessly undulating roads and some uncategorised stings in the tail.

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glaisdale horror Yorkshire sportive

The Climbs

Categorised climbs on Struggle The Moors route include the vertical walls that are Boltby Bank and Carlton Bank, the exposed Cote de Grosmont (as seen in the Tour de Yorkshire 2016), the aptly name Glaisdale Horror and finally the infamous Rosedale Chimney Bank with 90 miles in your legs.

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Struggle Moor sportive route


We are pleased to be able to offer accommodation on site at Ampleforth. There will be single en-suite rooms,  twin en-suite rooms and four-bed en-suite dorms available at St Aidan’s House in addition to Ampleforth Guesthouse.  All accommodation will be available to book once entries have opened. This will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and spaces are limited.

There are also a number of nearby guesthouses in the local area and nearby towns and villages such as Helmsley. Details of these will be made available once entries have opened.

Enter struggle Moor sportive

The Details

Struggle The Moors takes place on Sunday 9th July 2017 from Ampleforth. There will be limited places available.

Cycling Weekly’s Review

Rating it 10/10 for toughness, Cycling Weekly says: “Struggle The Moors is a test of mental and physical abilities. It will have you working hard up until the bitter end.” Read Cycling Weekly’s Struggle The Moors review here.



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