The Struggle Is Real

Need a challenge for 2021? Recent months have been tough, so a goal to focus on is ideal for anyone who loves cycling and loves a real challenge.

We've teamed up with our friends from Struggle Events to give you the chance to win an entry for you and a friend, plus a Veloskin Care Package each, to one of the UK's toughest Sportive Events!


Struggle Dales is one of the UK's hardest sportives, set in the beautiful but brutal Yorkshire Dales landscape. The renowned Struggle Dales Yorkshire sportive isn't one to be taken lightly, but with prior training, grit and guts it's achievable for almost any ambitious road cyclists. 

Struggle Dales Yorkshire Sportive

This iconic Yorkshire sportive begins in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire; making it an ideal weekend break for you and your support crew. The epic Yorkshire sportive takes riders over 108 miles of stunning yet unforgiving Yorkshire Dales terrain. The tough sportive route has claimed cult status nationwide, with riders travelling hundreds of miles year after year to tackle the gruelling challenge again and again. Cycling Weekly reviewed it as: "One of the best sportive events in the UK."

Just like us here at Veloskin, Struggle Events are run for cyclists, by cyclists and pride themselves on being one of the most comprehensively run sportives,  alongside their sister events of course, catering for all your needs. A winning entry gets you 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 including optional jersey and free top quality photography, no extra costs.

Even if you don't win, perhaps this is an event and a challenge for you, so be sure to check them out and stock yourselves up on chamois cream and soothing gel, because you're gonna need it!

If you fancy your chances at entering and you've got a training partner in mind that you want to take this on with, all you need to do is click here and submit your entry, it couldn't be more simple.

Winning Prize consists of:

2 x Entry to Struggle Dales for you and a friend


A bundle for each of you of Veloskin goodies including:

2 x Chamois Cream

1 x Soothing Gel

1 x Moisturiser

1 x Traditional Shave Cream

1 x Post Shave Lotion

1 x Veloskin cap (may differ from images shown)

Good luck!