Staged in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, the 3 peaks is the toughest cyclo-cross race of the year
Now in its 57th year, the 3 peaks offers a unique spectacle and is definitely worth a day out to spectate
We have a number of riders taking part in this year’s race including Giles Drake, who finished on the podium last year as he took an impressive third place behind multiple 3 peaks winners Paul Oldham and Rob Jebb. Wheelbase riders David Duggan and Davie Lines will also be taking to the start line in Helwith Bridge.
The 3 peaks is a cyclo-cross race like no other. There’s over 1500m of vertical ascent in the course of 68km as riders summit the peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-Y-Ghent. In between peaks there are sections of road, unsurfaced bridleways and 6-8km of completely unrideable terrain, where riders will have to shoulder their bikes and walk or run. This is a totally unique event which each year provides a great spectacle. If the distance, terrain and cumulative ascent weren’t enough then throw in some likely inhospitable late-September Yorkshire weather and there’s a recipe for a gruelling but spectacular bike race.
This year’s race takes place this coming Sunday, 15th September. Riders will roll out from Helwith Bridge at 9:30am. More information can be found on the 3 peaks official website
Photography from Cadence Images who will be at the race again this year