Pre-register for Struggle 2018 Now

To secure an entry for our Struggle events in 2018 you can now pre-register and you’ll have the chance to enter one day before everyone else.  Ensure your spot on the start line at one of our sell-out sportives in Yorkshire and pre-register now. Pre-register for Struggle Dales Find out more about Struggle Dales here….

Struggle Moors First Finisher’s Story: Jimmy Parvin

Although looking longingly at his friend’s 32 cassette, Jimmy powered himself over the North Yorkshire Moors’ steepest climbs to become first finisher. “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…

What to do for cyclists in York

If you’re heading to Express Sign-on this Saturday, why not enjoy the day in the cycling-mad city of York. Here’s our top tips for cyclists on what to do in York. Giant York Express Sign-on is held at Giant York from 12 – 5pm on Saturday 8th July. Use the workshop, grab some last-minute spares,…

How hard is Glaisdale Horror?

Glaisdale Horror (aka Caper Hill on Strava) is an elusive hill concealed in the heather-clad North Yorkshire Moors. But once you’ve unearthed it, by jove you’ll know it. Discover more about this tasty climb and how to conquer it here… Stats Glaisdale Horror (Caper Hill) is 0.8 miles long with an elevation gain of 608ft, an average…

Pre-register for 2018 Struggle Dales sportive

The sell-out Struggle Dales sportive is now open for pre-registration for 2018. Don’t miss out on challenging yourself to one of the hardest UK sportives next year. Still looking to test your fitness in 2017? It’s not too late to enter Struggle Moors sportive on 9th July, while spaces last.

Struggle 2017 Results

Congratulations to every rider who completed The Struggle 2017. You can now view your finish time here…  

What to do in Harrogate the day before?

If you’re heading to our Struggle Express Sign-on make the most of your day with our insider tips on what to do in Harrogate the day before the Sportive.  Drink Coffee At Struggle HQ we love our coffee and in our opinion the best place for a brew in Harrogate is Hoxton North. What’s more, this trendy brunch bar…

Read your Struggle Dales Rider Pack

Your rider pack contains all the information you need for a hassle-free lead up to the event and the knowledge you need to get you around the course in the best possible shape. Read your rider pack online now or download and print it.

The truth about tapering for a sportive

Sharpening the pencil in the lead up to a sportive allows us the best possible chance of clocking up an awesome time. But could tapering for a sportive limit our fitness potential? We ask the expert… Head Physiologist and Coach at OTE Performance Centre and Founder of VitFor personalised online training, Craig Stevenson said: “Tapering can be…

Struggle The Moors

The Yorkshire Dales are your rolling hills, your picturesque landscapes and your quaint cafe stops. The Yorkshire Moors are steeper, bleaker, more exposed and fearfully isolated. The Route Struggle The Moors sportive spans 110 miles and takes you over notoriously steep Yorkshire Moors climbs. To rub salt into the wounds, between your categorised climbs you’ll find…

Cycling Weekly reviews Struggle The Moors

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 Cycling Weekly’s Struggle The Moors review

Top Cycling Climb: Discover Malham Cove

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…