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Rider Reviews: Struggle Moors Route

Rider Reviews: Struggle Moors Route

We asked last year's gallant Struggle Moors' riders to review this super-tough sportive route. Read post-ride reviews of this monster parcours here... 

Byland Abbey on Struggle Moors sportive in Yorkshire Moors

Simon Plant 5*****“Pure evil.... evil genius”

“WOW, what an impressive route. Everything from sign-in, signage, staff and tech help at feed-stations, and helpful marshals to post-ride food/drink was impeccable.

“Putting Rosedale Chimney at the end was just pure evil.... evil genius. A ride I will remember and re-review for many years to come. Thanks to all organisers and staff who made it possible.”

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Cycling Weekly tackles Struggle Moors sportive route

Cycling Weekly tackles Struggle Moors sportive route

Rating it 10/10 for toughness, Cycling Weekly says: “Struggle The Moors is a test of mental and physical abilities. It will have you working hard up until the bitter end.” Read the full review here...

Cycling Weekly reviews Struggle Moors sportive in the North Yorkshire Moors

A masochistic march over the North York Moors

When you think of cycling in Yorkshire, it’s more than likely the Dales spring to mind, with narrow lanes flanked by drystone walls and quaint cafe stops. But head due...


Struggle Moors First Finisher's Story: Jimmy Parvin

Struggle Moors First Finisher's Story: Jimmy Parvin

“If you’re looking for the hardest sportive challenge surely there’s very few in the UK that can rival Struggle Moors,” says Jimmy.

Discover how Jimmy gets fit for the sportive season and paces the epic routes perfectly...

Struggle Moors first finisher Jimmy Parvin

From Zero to All Go!

I bought my first road bike on the Cycle2Work scheme nine years ago and began my cycling life as a commuter. Soon enough I was riding sportives in Yorkshire and joined a local cycling club. 

The next challenge I set myself was to have a crack...


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, 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 we have...


Coached Training Plans by Downing Cycling

Coached Training Plans by Downing Cycling

We're excited to be working with Downing Cycling to offer you this exclusive training package and personal coach. For just £50 per month you'll receive an online personalised training plan by your own cycling coach, designed to get you fit by spring!