RACE INFORMATION - THREE PEAKS CYCLO-CROSS
from Helwith Bridge near Settle, North Yorkshire
51st ANNUAL 3 PEAKS CYCLO-CROSS
Sunday 29th September 2013
The Three Peaks is the toughest cyclo-cross on the UK calendar and also
the biggest! What else can be said? Great spectacle. Unique event. Worth
a visit even if you don't take part! Excellent range of prizes.
Start from Helwith
Bridge, 2 miles south of Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
- Regulations and Instructions
If you are considering doing this event you must familiarise yourself
with the following:
and Instructions for Competitors and all drivers
(pdf file - opens in a new window)
- Start time
ALL RIDERS WILL START AT 9.30AM. Line up in estimated finish time order
- signs will be on display.
- Race distance
38 miles, of which 34 is rideable (20 cross and 18 road) and 5000 feet
of climbing (see course details for further information).
- Neutralised start
For the first 5.5km (led by the safety car) for safety reasons because
of the nature of the local roads.
- Cyclo-Cross Bikes
Only competitors riding cyclo-cross bikes with drop handlebars
will be allowed to take part. Mountain bikes (or any other type of two-wheeled
transport) are not permitted and anyone who appears (in the opinion of
the race officials) to contravene this rule will be disqualified and/or
prevented from taking part in the race.
Certificates will be awarded to competitors completing the course in the
following times: Elite Class under 3 hours 30mins, 1st Class under 4 hours,
2nd Class under 5 hours, Merit all other finishers.
- 2013 Entry fees
£50 British Cycling members (£53 to non-members) plus optional donation
to rescue and communications services.
Timing, results and online entries by SportIdent.
- Bunkhouse accommodation
Available at the YSS
Schoolhouse for only £5 per night. Contact Fiona Durham to pre-book
your bunk. Tel. 01729 860058 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you prefer to camp you can use the finish field for only £2.50 per
night. Contact Martin Hanson to reserve your pitch - Email (preferrred)
or tel. 01729 860422.
Little Stainforth campsite (a few miles from Helwith Bridge) is offering
a £5 discount from list prices for 3PCX riders and their families.
Very convenient for a shower and bike wash after the race. www.knightstainforth.co.uk