RACE INFORMATION - THREE PEAKS CYCLO-CROSS from Helwith Bridge near Settle, North Yorkshire

52nd ANNUAL 3 PEAKS CYCLO-CROSS Sunday 28th September 2014

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.

Congratulations to 2013 winners Rob Jebb (Hope Factory Racing) and Delia Beddis (ViCiOUS Velo)

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:
    Regulations 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
    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.

  • SportIdent
    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 fionadurham@hotmail.co.uk

  • Camping
    If you prefer to camp you can use the finish field for only 3.00 per night - no campervans or cars on the field. Contact Martin Hanson to reserve your pitch - Email (preferrred) mal.helwithbridge@ribblenet.co.uk 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 on a 2 night stay, either Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun. Very convenient for a shower and bike wash after the race. www.knightstainforth.co.uk

Notice Board

2014 Online Entries: will open on June 1st)

Cycling Exclusion Zones
It is normally illegal to ride over sections of the race route that are footpaths or traverse private land. Permission to ride over these sections has been granted for the day of the race only. This means that there is strictly NO CYCLE TRAINING over most of the off-road sections. See the no-training course map for full details. The future of the race will be in jeopardy if selfish riders ignore these restrictions.

Dave Haygarth's Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross Blog
This is required viewing! Dave is a self-confessed "obsessive" about this event. His blog has lots of great links, articles, interviews etc. 3pcx.blogspot.com

Event contact
Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross
c/o Mark Richmond