Struggle Moors – Yorkshire Cycling

Struggle Moors is one of the UK’s hardest sportives in Yorkshire. Struggle Moors will next take place on 03 July 2022. 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, North Yorkshire and takes riders over 112 miles of challenging terrain among breathtaking Yorkshire Moors landscape.

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.”

180 km (112 miles)

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

ABOUT STRUGGLE MOORS SPORTIVE
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.

THE ROUTE
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.

THE 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.

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.

Stockton Sportive – North York Moors – Yorkshire Cycling

The Stockton Sportive, one of the most inclusive events in the calendar!

From the “tougher than the Fred Whitton” Tour de Moor at 100 miles/ 11,000ft of the climbing route, right down to the nearly flat short route ride, there is something for everyone!

Any of the 4 routes available are stunning. Depart the established event site of Stockton Riverside on closed roads and ride away from the urban area escorted by motorbikes like a star in the Tour de France!

Every turn is signposted, there are motorbikes and service cars out on the course to keep you safe and help resolve any issues. First aid is available on all the routes and we have regular feed stops and water stations along the way.

Quickly you are on Country Roads heading deep into North Yorkshire and some wonderful scenery, riding down quiet lanes with 100’s of riders of all abilities and admiring this great part of the World.

The short ride is mostly flat, aimed at families and people who are new to Sportive riding. You still enjoy quiet roads in great scenery but the ride isn’t too challenging. You can take as long as you want to ride it, we have people on all kinds of bikes on the short route. It’s a great, fun start to Sportive riding.

Those looking for some more miles and serious climbing can take on the medium route, at 50 miles and 3,500 feet of climbing it’s a perfect route to see the countryside and test your riding ability.

More experienced riders can enjoy the long route which goes deep into the North Yorks Moors and really does test you with 6,568 feet of climbing! We see some wonderful Moorland and take in some lovely Villages on this route.

For the die-hard experienced Sportive rider, we have the toughest ride there is le Tour de Moor. Over 100 miles and 11,000 feet of climbing. Riders return declaring it the toughest ride they have event done.

Whatever route you chose the 2020 Stockton Sportive will be a great day out in a safe and well-supported event and your chance to be part of this spectacular weekend in Stockton-on-Tees.

Ride Stats
Distance: 40mi (64.3km)

Elevation: 1452ft (443m)

Ride Time: 2 – 4hrs

Start: 08:30 – 08:45

Feed: Kildale 17.5mi (28.2km)

Price: £27.50

Ride Stats
Distance: 51mi (82km)

Elevation: 3003ft (915m)

Ride Time: 3 – 6hrs

Start: 08:00 – 08:30

Feed 1: Kildale 18.1mi (29.1km)
Feed 2: Kildale 28.6mi (46km)

Price: £32.50

Ride Stats
Distance: 75.2mi (121.1km)

Elevation: 5802ft (1768m)

Ride Time: 5 – 7hrs

Start Time: 07:30 – 08:00

Feed 1: Kildale 18.1mi (29.1km)
Feed 2: Kildale 28.6mi (85km)

Price: £32.50

Tour de Moor Ride Stats
Distance: 105.4mi (169.7km)

Elevation: 9396ft (2864m)

Ride Time: 7 – 10hrs

Start Time: 07:30 – 08:00

Feed 1: Kildale 18.1mi (29.1km)
Feed 2: Cropton 58.7mi (94.5km)
Feed 3: Kildale 85mi (137km)

Price: £37.50

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