Cycling in the Moors is like cycling on Mars; a world away from most riders’ natural terrain. Even the mountain munchers among us will feel alien to the relenting undulation and ferocious gradients of the North Yorkshire National Park. Here’s our top tips to prepare you for one of the hardest sportives you’ll come across…
1. Knowledge is King
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Here you'll find the official chip timing results from Struggle Dales 2019. The course record is still intact, set in 2016 by Tom Denwood at 05:40:17. Finisher photos coming very soon...
The actions you take between now and Sunday could spark the different between ‘Gold’ and ‘Just Got Round’. Get your training right in the week leading up to the Struggle Dales Yorkshire sportive by tapering like a pro.
1. Flush out Fatigue
The week before a big sportive is all about flushing out the residual fatigue brought on by weeks of volume training and endurance riding.
Last weekend was your last long ride. It should have consisted of a shorter ride and completed at a steadier pace. That doesn’t mean it's time to ditch...
The recent Tour de Yorkshire put on a brilliant display of pain and suffering, proving even the best riders in the world find Yorkshire hills a 'Struggle'. Give yourself every fighting chance on 26th May with our top tips to prepare for our Yorkshire sportive parcours.
1. Last Long Ride
This is your last chance to maximise the miles before starting your taper. Plan an 60-70 mile route and hit a few hills.
It's also the last chance to nail your sportive fuelling. TOP TIP: Don’t under-fuel - and certainly don’t bonk during your final training weeks! This will suppress...