Hardest & Best 2023 Sportives to ride in Yorkshire

Created for cyclists - by cyclists - Struggle Events has been delivering some of the best and hardest sportives in Yorkshire and the UK. Here is their line-up for their 2023 sportives to ride in Yorkshire this year...


Hardest & Best 2020 sportives Yorkshire UK

1. Struggle Dales Sportive

Date: Sunday 14th May 2023 Location: Harrogate Distance: 108miles/173km

Struggle Dales is one of Yorkshire's favourite sportives. Taking place on 14th May in 2023, this is an ideal early season sportive. Climbs include Greenhow Hill, Malham Cove, Park Rash, Trapping Hill and many more. 

Struggle Dales sportive isn't one to be taken lightly, but with prior training, grit and guts it's achievable for almost any ambitious road cyclists in 2023. 

Cycling Plus reviewed it as: "One of the best sportive events in the UK." Read the review >>

Enter: Entries open 4th November. Struggle Dales 2023 Sportive >>

Image: Park Rash


Park Rash Yorkshire on Struggle Dales sportive 2020

2. Struggle Moors Sportive 

Date: Sunday 2nd July 2023 Location: Ampleforth Abbey Distance: 112miles/180km or 93miles/150km

Looking for a challenge in 2023? Struggle Moors sportive is Yorkshire's toughest. It features the infamous Rosedale Chimney, Glaisdale Horror, Cote de Grosmont and more. 

Although this epic feat may feel frightful, with preparation, pacing and plenty of fuel it's achievable for any aspiring road cyclist.

Cycling Weekly reviewed it as: "One of the best days out and something to aspire to.” Read the Review >>

Enter: Entries open 4th November. Struggle Moors 2023 Sportive >>

Image: Glaisdale Horror


Glaisdale Horror on Struggle Moors 2020 sportive

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