Struggle Moors

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Choose between 180k or 150k races that guarantee to get your legs burning no matter your ability. This ride will have plenty of climbs to test all cyclists' strength and endurance. Take on this beast of a challenge to earn your medal.
Participants
150k, and 180k
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Calendar
Sun, 3 Jul 2022
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York, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Ampleforth Abbey, Ampleforth Abbey, York YO62 4EN, UK
Start times
Sun, 3 Jul 2022
180k:
6:30am |
150k:
6:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Struggle Moors
150k
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150km
Route
1 Loop
£49.00
180k
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180km
Route
1 Loop
£49.00
Route information
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.
This sportive route will tackle 10,193ft of climbs over five climbs that are set in the stunning landscape of the North Yorkshire Moors. This route will test your endurance and your hill-climbing ability so make sure you're ready to feel the burn.
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. 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.”
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Bottle Water
  • Free Photos
  • Feed Stations
  • Chip-timed Tesults
  • Mechanical Support
  • SAG Wagon
  • Pork Pies
  • Event Village
  • Route Signage & GPX
Train
How to get there
Ampleforth Abbey, Ampleforth Abbey, York YO62 4EN, UK
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Accommodation
You can stay overnight at the Struggle Moors start location (Ampleforth Abbey) if you would like to book follow this linkExternalLink.
By Train
The closest train station to Ampleforth Abbey is located in York, from there you can take a bus to Ampleforth College which is right by the Abbey.
By Car
If travelling by car, from York follow the B1363 pass Stillington and Yearsley to Ampleforth.
Event day logistics
06:30 - 08:00 Start window opens
Event Village
There will be a finisher village located at the HQ, there will be gourmet food vendors, a barista bar, and beer on sale for everyone to enjoy after a tough ride.
FAQ's
Where are the feed stations at the Struggle Moors?
There will be three feed stations located throughout the route at the following distances, providing riders with a wide range of nutritional products. They are located at: Osmotherely, 28 Miles, Glaisdale, 65 miles and Glaisdale, 83 miles.
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What is included in my entry to the Struggle Moors?
All entrants will get a bottle, a finisher's medal, free photos and chip-timed results. There will also be feed stations with plenty of gels and food available.
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Will there be a place to buy food after the Struggle Moors?
Yes, at the event village there will be plenty of gourmet food vendors selling their finest food to all the hungry cyclists.
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