Discover Malham Cove Cycling Climb
Weave your way between the drystone walls, remembering to leave something in the tank for the later stage of this cruel climb of two halves.
The Cove Road
The Cove Road, as it’s known by locals, is the steeper of your two get-outs from the village of Malham. Ignore the righthand road inviting you to Malham Tarn and force yourself left.
This notorious Yorkshire cycling climb is located at mile 38 on Struggle Dales sportive. The scenery surrounding Malham is famous for its drystone walls cutting through the landscape. It’s these suffocating restraints...
My Struggle: Struggle Dales First Finisher Tom Denwood
Stopping the clock at a jaw-dropping 5 hours 40 minutes, this dad of four with a heavy work schedule explains how time-efficient training helped him conquer Struggle Dales
My cycling passion comes a clear third after my family (patient wife and four kids) and a very busy work life that has me travelling from Harrogate to London for a few days every week.
I’ve been a keen cyclist since the age of 13 with a brief appearance for Team GB MTBing as a 17 year...
My Struggle: Woman with Will
It’s Rachael's story that sticks in our minds here at Struggle HQ. We often recall Rachael to encourage anxious procrastinators whose curser hovers over the enter button. Here full-time solicitor and mum of two tells us why anyone with strong will can complete Struggle Dales.
Image: Rachael on the Struggle Dales finish line with her club mates
Do I, Don't I?
“I had lots of pre-event nerves and was regularly making the decision not to start the sportive as it’s only for the faster...
Training Tips: Cycling Training Session: How to Improve your Aerobic Capacity
Top Physiologist Craig Stevenson talks us through his tough turbo training session to increase maximal sustainable pace and get you riding faster for longer.
“Winter is the perfect time to focus on improving weaker areas of performance,” says Craig who heads up performance testing and coaching at the OTE Performance Centre in Leeds and has developed his own online training software Vitfor.
“With a sportive like the Struggle in the Yorkshire hills - with lots of long, sustained climbs - having the ability to sustain a...
My Struggle: Riding for Carl
Struggle Dales was a very personal struggle for Joe Dobinson and his Yorkshire bunch of cycling comrades. Find out how they fared...
We lost a dear friend Carl to a Motor Cross accident who later passed away in Hospital.
A few of Carls friends are cyclists. With the sport being so accessible we decided that riding to Paris would be a great challenge in his memory. I decided to raise money for North West Air Ambulance but in the process set ourselves a hard challenge.