2018 dates announced for Yorkshire’s Toughest Sportives
Struggle Events adds to Yorkshire’s headlines by announcing the dates for the region’s favourite must-ride sportives
Yorkshire is currently the UK’s hotbed for cycling, with the county becoming the first UCI Bike Region. The news was also announced that the Tour de Yorkshire will be extended to a four day race in 2018 including a two-day women’s race. Struggle Events adds to Yorkshire’s headlines by announcing the dates for the region’s favourite must-ride sportives.
The events have gained cult status, with riders travelling from Ireland, Scotland and even Jersey to test their legs against Yorkshire’s most notorious roads. Both events are held on extremely challenging routes within the Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Moors. Both events cover over 100 miles with circa 10,000ft of climbing.
Struggle Dales will take place on 27 May and Struggle Moors will be held on 8 July. Riders can pre-register at www.ridethestruggle.com. Pre-registered riders will get the chance to secure their entry before everyone else when entries open for these sell-out events in November 2017.
Director of Struggle Events Ltd Matthew Mannakee says “This year we saw a huge increase in numbers for The Dales as there is huge interest in conquering the feared climbs Yorkshire offers.”
Both Struggle sportives boast a number of the UK’s sought-after climbs. With the Dales including Greenhow Hill, Park Rash and Malham Cove and The Moors featuring Rosedale Chimney, Glaisdale Horror (Caper Hill) and Cote du Grosmont.
“We have had an astounding number of riders already pre-register for next year with 2500 already on our list and only 1000 places for for each event. This year Struggle Dales sold-out, so we are advising riders to pre-register now and sign up as soon as the event opens for entries to avoid disappointment.” says Mr Mannakee.
Yorkshire will host the 2019 World Cycling Championships over 9 days in Harrogate. “Our God’s Own Country has quickly become the capital for UK cycling. We’re proud to continue to host such popular events that showcase our region to riders coming from far-flung corners of the country,” says Mr Mannakee.
“The inception of this year’s Struggle Moors event was designed to feed the hunger of Yorkshire's huge community of hardened cyclists, but also to attract the nation's keenest endurance riders to take on Yorkshire's toughest terrain."
Our 2018 is open for pre-register now at www.ridethestruggle.com