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…

Top Turbo 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…

Pro Annie Simpson: Why Mallorca makes the best training camp

Our OTE Training Camp nutritionist Annie Simpson heads to Mallorca ahead of our camp with her UCI Pro team Drops to discover why a training camp in Mallorca is perfect for day-in-day-out riding. This time last week I was climbing in a lined-out formation with my new teammates up The Orient climb in Mallorca. Belgian National TT…

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 the Struggle.   Do I, Don’t I? “I had lots of pre-event…