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Best & Hardest Cycling Climbs of the North Yorkshire Moors

Best & Hardest Cycling Climbs of the North Yorkshire Moors

Here Struggle's Matt talks you though the hardest cycling climbs of the North Yorkshire Moors, as featured in Struggle Moors. Get his top tips for tackling the steep gradients and recalls some dark moments spent in the Yorkshire Moors. 

Matt Mannakee

Bucket-List Battles

"Named in the Top 8 Hardest UK Sportives for 2018, Struggle Moors offers hugely challenging terrain and super-tough climbs combined with the spectacular landscape of the Yorkshire Moors," says Matt.

"Why do we ride a super-tough sportive or cycling event? For me, it’s tackling a epic route which hits a century, exploring a part of the country...


Turbo Training: High-intensity intervals

Turbo Training: High-intensity intervals

Zwift racing? Steady three hours (Netflix and chill)? Whatever indoor training you're doing to keep safe and sane over the icy months, make your turbo training count this winter by adding in quality top-end turbo sessions to boost your fitness leading up to the Struggle sportives in 2018.

Benefits of High-intensity Turbo Training?

Here at Struggle HQ we're advocates of getting the most training bang for our buck. HIIT (high intensity interval training) provides time-shy cyclists an anaerobic workout that increases cardiovascular capacity and is said to bring about physical adaptations in a shorter amount of time. 

High-intensity turbo training...


Make a weekend of it with new Struggle Breaks

Make a weekend of it with new Struggle Breaks

With riders entering from far corners of the UK and surrounding islands, Struggle Events are excited to announce a new travel partnership to allow you to book a seamless cycling weekend in Yorkshire including entry to our flagship event. 

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All Things Ride

All Things Ride are an exclusive international travel operator providing cycling tours to some of the biggest foreign sportives across the world. All Things Ride has handpicked Struggle Events as their must-ride Yorkshire sportive to offer international cyclists the best...


Video: Discover how to tackle Trapping Hill

Video: Discover how to tackle Trapping Hill

Trapping Hill is the penultimate climb on the Struggle Dales. In our latest video blog we take you on a tour of this testing ascent and show you how to tackle it.

For more videos of climbs on the Struggle check out our Struggle Events You Tube page.


Cycling Weekly Recon of Struggle Dales Sportive Route

Cycling Weekly Recon of Struggle Dales Sportive Route

"If you’ve ever had the pleasure of riding in North Yorkshire, it’s highly likely you’ve tackled the roads used for the Tour De Yorkshire. But according to The Struggle organiser, Matt Mannakee, you’ve been missing out on some of the region’s most spectacular and untouched scenery," says Cycling Weekly. read their recon review here...

Struggle Dales sportive review

Image: The Stunning Scenery on surrounding Malham Cove Climb 

Why Ride Struggle Dales

Taking in seven of North Yorkshire’s killer climbs, the Struggle certainly lives up to its name. 108 miles in this neck of the woods is a serious day...