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Struggle Moors

Struggle Moors

York, North Yorkshire

Ampleforth, York, UK

Sun 3rd July 2022

2 races

£49.00

Organiser's Description

Struggle Moors is one of the UK's hardest sportives. But although this epic feat may feel frightful, with preparation, pacing and plenty of fuel it's achievable for any aspiring road cyclist.

The event begins in the stunning setting of Ampleforth Abbey, in North Yorkshire, and takes riders over 112 miles of challenging terrain among breathtaking Yorkshire Moors landscape. Cycling Weekly reviewed it as: "One of the best days out and something to aspire to.”

Struggle Moors now also offers a challenging 95 mile route,.

Races

  • Struggle Moors - 150km

    £49.00

    CLOSED
  • Struggle Moors - 180km

    £49.00

    CLOSED

Book

  • Struggle Moors - 150km

    £49.00

    CLOSED
  • Struggle Moors - 180km

    £49.00

    CLOSED

What's Included

All Struggle sportives are run for cyclists - by cyclists! From caffeine gels for your final push home and pork pies when you've had enough of sweet energy bars, to a mechanical hotline and sag wagon support and encouragement marshals willing you up the major climbs... and much more...

  • 112 Miles
  • 5 Climbs
  • 3 Feeds
  • Medal
  • Bottle
  • Free Photos
  • Chip Timing
  • Mechanics
  • SAG Wagon
  • Top Signage
  • Pork Pies
  • Finish Village

Course Details

The event begins in the stunning setting of Ampleforth Abbey, North Yorkshire, with accommodation at the start/finish, and takes riders over 180km of challenging terrain among breathtaking Yorkshire Moors landscape. New for 2019 is a 150km route, offering aspiring riders a taste of the epic ascents of the Yorkshire Moors.

The route has been dubbed as one of the hardest sportives in the UK, with riders continuing their training following Struggle Dales to take on this monster event. Cycling Weekly reviewed it as: "One of the best days out and something to aspire to.”

180km Route

Struggle Moors sportive route is 112 miles long, taking in 10,193ft over five climbs set within the North Yorkshire Moors’ exposed, relentless but stunning landscape. Beware, there’s plenty of uncategorised climbs too!

150km Route

Struggle Moors now offers a challenging 95 mile route, ideal for aspiring riders keen to tackle the iconic ascents of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. The new 150km route takes in 8,256ft still features Struggle Moors' infamous climbs including Glaisedale Horror and Rosedale Chimney.

Climbs
Boltby Bank: Location: mile 15; Distance: 0.7 miles; Elevation gain: 527ft; Steepness: 13% avg.

Carlton Bank: Location: mile 35; Distance: 1.1 miles; Elevation gain: 624ft; Gradient: 10% avg.

Limber Hill: Location: mile 66; Distance: 0.2 miles; Elevation gain: 176ft; Gradient: 16% avg.

Cote de Grosmont: Location: mile 70; Distance: 1.3 miles; Elevation gain: 769ft; Gradient: 10% avg.

Glaisdale Horror: Location: mile 85; Distance: 0.8 miles; Elevation gain: 608ft; Gradient: 14% avg.

Rosedale Chimney: Location: mile 91; Distance: 0.8 miles; Elevation gain: 600ft; Gradient: 14% avg.

Feeds

Struggle provides Maurten nutrition, official sponsor to pro cycling teams, offering optimal nutrition at feeds throughout the route to ensure you’re taking the fuel you need, when you need it most.

Feed 1: Osmotherley, 28 miles, Maurten gels, Maurten energy powder, Veloforte bars, bananas

Feed 2: Glaisdale, 65 miles, Maurten gels, Maurten energy powder, Veloforte bars, bananas

Feed 3: Glaisdale, 83 miles, Maurten gels, Maurten energy powder, Veloforte bars, bananas, pork pies

Accommodation

Stay overnight at the Struggle Moors start location and take advantage of those all-important extra hours in bed. What's more, all riders will have the option for an early breakfast before the start line opens. Book accommodation now while places last.

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finish village

Riders fly down the finish line into the stunning grounds of the Ampleforth Abbey where friends and family await them with cheers. Riders can nurse a beer and nibble on a burger before mustering up the energy to get to their feed again. There's gourmet food vendors, a barista bar and plenty of beer on sale to allow riders to relax with a must-deserved pint while checking their chip time and cheering in their friends, club mates and fellow Strugglers.

results

Struggle Moors is a timed event, providing a great personal challenge you can chip away at year on year to smash an annual PR for the course. Chip times are available instantly at the finish upon crossing the line and emailed out once the last rider has completed the course

Photos

We pride ourselves in offering free event photography for all riders. And these aren't your average event photos; our world class cycling events photographer captures you in an iconic Struggle style black and white shot cresting one of the toughest ascents and set against the best backdrops. So grit your teeth, give us your best pain face and create a shot worthy of a new bad-ass profile picture.

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