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Functional Exercises For Cyclists?

Functional Exercises For Cyclists?

With your Struggle sportive training miles beginning to ramp up, January is the perfect time to assess your functional movement to ensure you avoid injury but more importantly become an efficient, fully functioning riders firing with full force.

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Cyclists 

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Cyclists 

To embark on the road to sportive readiness, pick from our top New Year’s resolutions for cyclists and harness your willpower into becoming stronger, fitter and faster in 2019.

December Training Tips from the Pros

December Training Tips from the Pros

Couple bad weather with Christmas cheer and December has all the makings of a training write-off. We catch up with Yorkshire's local professionals and performance coaches to ask what their training schedule looks like in December and how to balance turbos sessions with turkey sittings. 

Off-Season Advice from Struggle HQ

Off-Season Advice from Struggle HQ

October is off-season; time to rest, relax, recover - and indulge - before we press the reboot button and ramp up winter training. However, it’s often difficult to enjoy October without feeling restless and fidgety. Here’s what we do to optimise October…

Wahoo Kickr

1. Set Up Indoors

Today’s technology makes indoor training more efficient, effective - and enjoyable - meaning you can train hard throughout the winter and roll into spring ready to smash 2019. Spend time planning and setting up your optimal winter training rig. Check out:


Annie Simpson: Top Tips for Work-Bike Balance

Annie Simpson: Top Tips for Work-Bike Balance

Training for an epic 100 miler sportive is hard enough when you’re squeezing in turbo sessions around office hours. For Trek Drops Professional Cyclist Annie Simpson, keeping her fitness to UCI bike-race level isn’t easy when working full-time as a sports nutritionist at OTE Sports. Here’s Annie’s tips for max training gains in minimal hours. 

Annie Simpson

1. Train at Lunch

“At lunchtime it's always intervals for me. I try and vary these from week to week to make sure I'm training all areas. Some are 10 minutes, others are much shorter. My favourite is a pyramid...