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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...


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...


Become a Struggle Coached Rider

Become a Struggle Coached Rider

Struggle Events has always aspired to offer training plans, to provide winter motivation and help get riders around the epic parcours in the best shape possible.

But we're big believers that training plans should be individual and adaptive. That's why we're so excited to offer an exclusive limited number of personal coaching packages in association with Mint Cycling.

Struggle sportive coaching

Struggle Resident Coach

We've carefully selected Mint Cycling as Struggle Events' resident coaching provider. Director of Mint Cycling Tom Murray is a former British professional, a three-time national medal holder, has regularly raced...


Struggle Dales: 18 Reasons to Ride one of the hardest sportives

Struggle Dales: 18 Reasons to Ride one of the hardest sportives

Outside being one of the UK's hardest sportives, Struggle Dales combines excellent organisation with detailed riders considerations to make it one of the best sportives out there.

Struggle Dales riders aspire to achieve against this challenging parcours - then come back year on year to smash their PR. Struggle Dales is a sportive for cyclists - by cyclists - with an awesome atmosphere created not just by our friendly team but by our like-minded returning riders who we love to see on the start line year on year. Here's our non-exhaustive list of why we believe Struggle Dales has become an iconic sell-out Yorkshire sportive. 


YouTuber Katie Kookaburra Reviews Struggle Dales

YouTuber Katie Kookaburra Reviews Struggle Dales

YouTuber Katie Kookaburra smashed Struggle Dales! Well done girl! Check out Katie's awesome review of Struggle Dales sportive where she conquered the 'cheeky monkey' Park Rash and battled the head wind - eating just bananas it sounds!

Subscribe to Katie's channel and check out here story and videos. Find out more and register for Struggle Dales