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Jessica Learmonth: How to Beast your Bike Training - Even in Bad Weather

Jessica Learmonth: How to Beast your Bike Training - Even in Bad Weather

With a 2nd place already under her belt this year at the World Triathlon Series Opener in Abu Dhabi, this ITU Pro Triathlete and Yorkshire Lady maxed-out her winter miles on the bike. Here’s Jessica’s tips for foul-weather sportive training.

Jessica Learmonth

1. Get Your Kit Choice Bang On

“My go-to kit for a long ride in bad weather is neoprene gloves and overshoes if its wet. I love my Assos 851 winter jacket.  I also wear chunky winter boots - they look terrible but are worth it. I always wear a Buff - either on my head to keep...


Can you do The Struggle Double? This Girl Can!

Can you do The Struggle Double? This Girl Can!

Anneleen Bosma is one of the first riders to join the Struggle Double crew having completed the two hardest Yorkshire sportives in the same season. Wondering if you can do the Struggle Double? Find out how Anneleen rates Struggle Dales against Struggle Moors here.

Anneleen Bosma rides hardest Yorkshire sportives

Why Do The Struggle Double?

“I was really terrible at riding up hills; I’m from the Netherlands and we don't have hills there after all! I was always the last one to get to the top, so at the end of 2016 I decided I wanted to improve...


Henrietta Colborne: How to Climb Stronger - and Quicker

Henrietta Colborne: How to Climb Stronger - and Quicker

Henrietta completed Struggle Dales as part of her training for the Tour de Yorkshire pro women’s race. Now racing professionally on the continent, Henrietta explains how you can improve your climbing in the lead up to our hilly Yorkshire sportives. 

Henrietta Colborne

1. Set Tough Goals

“The majority of my racing in 2017 was in Holland and Belgium - a few lumps here and there but no 20 km climbs! At the end of 2017 I raced Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche; a 5-day stage race in the South of France. It included 30 km+ climbs in 30 degree...


Network Bike 2018: Business Networking for Cyclists

Network Bike 2018: Business Networking for Cyclists

Network Bike is back for 2018, in association with Fensham Howes. Taking place on Friday 20th April 2018 from the exclusive venue of Bowcliffe Hall, Bramham, Yorkshire, Network Bike creates a synergy between business and your bike.

Network Bike Business Networking For Cyclists

Business Networking For Cyclists in Yorkshire 

Network Bike offers the opportunity for Yorkshire business people to meet and connect over coffee and breakfast before heading out in groups for a fun, flat ride, to continue networking in the saddle. 

While in the corporate world, Managing Director of Struggle Events Matt Mannakee spent...


6 Things for Cyclists To Do On Snow Days

6 Things for Cyclists To Do On Snow Days

Is the Beast from the East holding you prisoner in your own home? Well here in Yorkshire we’re sticking two fingers up to the snow outside and maxing out our day indoors. Here’s Struggle HQ’s tips for our fellow trapped cyclists. 

Malham Cove on Struggle Dales Yorkshire Sportive

1. Watch the Worlds

With Kenny back in the saddle the World Track Champs is not to be missed. Catch yesterday’s re-runs on Eurosport 2. Tune in LIVE at 17:30pm on Eurosport 2, BBC Online or the Red Button to watch our friend Charlie Tanfield racing for Gold against Denmark in...