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One Week To Go: Taper for Struggle Dales Sportive

One Week To Go: Taper for Struggle Dales Sportive

The actions you take between now and Sunday could spark the different between ‘Gold’ and ‘Just Got Round’. Get your training right in the week leading up to the Struggle Dales Yorkshire sportive by tapering like a pro.

 

1. Flush out Fatigue

The week before a big sportive is all about flushing out the residual fatigue brought on by weeks of volume training and endurance riding. 

Last weekend was your last long ride. It should have consisted of a shorter ride and completed at a steadier pace. That doesn’t mean it's time to ditch...


2 Weeks to go until the Struggle Dales Sportive

2 Weeks to go until the Struggle Dales Sportive

The recent Tour de Yorkshire put on a brilliant display of pain and suffering, proving even the best riders in the world find Yorkshire hills a 'Struggle'. Give yourself every fighting chance on 26th May with our top tips to prepare for our Yorkshire sportive parcours.

Ride Greenhow Hill on Yorkshire Sportive

1. Last Long Ride

This is your last chance to maximise the miles before starting your taper. Plan an 60-70 mile route and hit a few hills.

It's also the last chance to nail your sportive fuelling. TOP TIP: Don’t under-fuel - and certainly don’t bonk during your final training weeks! This will suppress...


Struggle Events Partners with Seasucker Roof Racks

Struggle Events Partners with Seasucker Roof Racks

In preparation for our pack schedule of 2019 corporate cycling events, including working alongside the UCI during the Road World Championships in Yorkshire, Struggle Events are pleased to be able to support riders with a fully racked-up support car featuring Seasucker roof racks.

Struggle Winter Climb Challenge: Malham Cove

Struggle Winter Climb Challenge: Malham Cove

Stunning scenery and tough training; you could do no better than head out to Malham this winter to enjoy the views and road-test your climbing legs.  

We're challenge you to the gradients of Malham Cove, climb 4 of Struggle Dales Yorkshire sportive. But before you roll out read our rundown of this epic ascent...


Struggle 2019 Kit Gallery by Russ Ellis

Struggle 2019 Kit Gallery by Russ Ellis

Struggle HQ was a den of excitable cyclists when the first Le Col kit dropped last week. It's safe to say the new Struggle 2019 looks Pro - and who better to show it off than the best photographer in the world (in our opinion) and Team Sky photographer Russ Ellis in and around the hotbed for cycling in 2019 - Harrogate.