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How to Train for a Struggle in Lockdown

How to Train for a Struggle in Lockdown

Struggle training isn’t all about endless miles and epic elevation. Train smart for our 100 mile + Struggle sportive to stay safe and stay local. 

5 Best Training Ideas For a Snow Day

5 Best Training Ideas For a Snow Day

With lockdown already limiting our Struggle sportive training, now the epic snow dumped outside our front door has us well and truly confined to the indoors.

Here at Struggle HQ we’re sticking two fingers up to the white stuff and maxing out our indoor training. Here’s our top tips for training for a Struggle sportive on a snow day.

Malham Cove on Struggle Dales Yorkshire Sportive

1. Take a Test

It may not be a four-hour ride but we promise you an FTP test (Functional Threshold Power) will leave you lying on the...


Winter Bike Check List to Perform at Home

Winter Bike Check List to Perform at Home

Workshop Manager at Chevin Cycles, Yorkshire's leading chain of bike stores, gives us his top tips to check our bike is winter ready.

Top Tips: All Winter Cycling Kit 2020

Top Tips: All Winter Cycling Kit 2020

With the temperatures taking a sudden plummet, we pulled out our winter wardrobe for the first time to discover warn winter gloves and tatty old overshoes.

Training for a Struggle sportive in 2021 will mean the long winter base-mile rides will soon begin. So we thought we'd inspire you to think about your winter wardrobe, with out top picks for cycling kit we'd wear now - and throughout the winter. 


Leg Blast: 20 minute workout to boost your climbing legs in lockdown

Leg Blast: 20 minute workout to boost your climbing legs in lockdown

Our resident strength and conditioning expert Byron Spence sets us an awesome at-home working to strength your climbing legs while you're stuck inside.