The Struggle



Date: Sunday 21st May 2017

Test your mind, challenge your mates and rip off your legs on a sportive in the Yorkshire Dales that will bury you into the darkest depths of bike riding.

Spanning 108 miles and taking in 9427ft of climbing over North Yorkshire’s notorious killer climbs, the Struggle sportive makes a century ride feel like your average Sunday club run.


Although there’s some challenging uphill segments, there’s plenty of fun, flat segments too. View the Struggle route and download the GPX file here: STRUGGLE ROUTE


You can find below a list of Struggle climbs, where to find them on the route, their length and elevation.


BEDLAM: Location: mile 5; Distance: 0.6 miles; Elevation gain: 281ft; Steepness: 8%; Bedlam on Strava

HART WITH BANK: Location: mile 10; Distance: 0.7 miles; Elevation gain: 458ft; Gradient: 11%; Hartwith Bank on Strava 

GREEN HOW: Location: mile 15; Distance: 2.4 miles; Elevation gain: 934ft; Gradient: 7%; Greenhow on Strava

MALHAM COVE: Location: mile 38; Distance: 1.1 miles; Elevation gain: 544ft; Gradient: 9%; Malham Cove on Strava

PARK RASH: Location: mile 52; Distance: 1.2 miles; Elevation gain: 684ft; Gradient: 10%; Park Rash on Strava

TRAPPING HILL: Location: mile 80; Distance: 0.7 miles; Elevation gain: 369ft; Gradient: 9%; Trapping Hill on Strava

TWO STOOPS: Location: mile 94; Distance: 1.6 miles; Elevation gain: 680ft; Gradient: 7%; Two Stoops on Strava


Your Struggle with begin at: Army Foundation Collage, Penny Pot Ln, Killinghall, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 2RU.

Get directions


You can pre-register now for 2017 . It’s free to do so and there’s no obligation to enter.





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