Three Peaks Cyclocross Blog

A personal blog and pointer to all I find on the www about the 3 Peaks Cyclocross

Calling for your 3 Peaks Cyclocross stories

Heather Dawe and team working on the huge 3 Peaks book project is asking people to get in touch with…

John Rawnsley

In the 3 weeks since John’s death, I’ve struggled a little with what to say and what to share. To…

Heather Dawe confirms that 3 Peaks Cyclo-cross book is under way

Very exciting news for us 3 Peaks types. Former winner and accomplished author and publisher Heather Dawe has unveiled that…

Sam Bacon – The Chasers’ Collective’s date with the 3 Peaks

This one was flagged up to me last week but it’s taken me a good while to get round to…

Dave Arthur’s 2018 3 Peaks debut

Not sure how I missed this one from last year. A nice blog and some wobbly onboard cam footage that…

Rapha’s 3 Peaks film from 2019

As 3 peaks films go… this is just lovely. Just what we’d expect from Rapha. When they announced that Lachlan…

Exclusive interview: Kerry MacPhee – 2019 3 Peaks winner

I had the pleasure of a good chat with Kerry MacPhee fresh from her 2019 3 Peaks win. The first-timer…

Jen and Alex Forrester – wed to the 3 Peaks

After enjoying the support of wife Jen for his oodles of completions, Team ZEPNAT Hampshire representative Alex Forrester lost his…

Ian Dunn’s 879 PyG photos from 2019

Another great set by Ian here from Horton Scar Lane racingsnakes.com/store/gallery/3-Peaks-2019—Ian-Dunn/317/page1/

Ian Forsyth’s Simon Fell photo make The Times ‘pictures of the week’

Nice to see our quirky event being seen for the amazing, picturesque spectacle it is – great photo Ian “Tall…

Bruce Dalton’s 2019 video for Vitus Bikes

‘Cross aficionado and all-round handsome chap Bruce Dalton made his second 3 Peaks appearance on Sunday. He had a bloody…

Crosscast with 3 Peaks analysis

Neil, Matt and Bruce carry out a good half hour of chat on the latest Crosscast here including lengthy interviews…

Simon Scarsbrook’s 21st 3 Peaks “I think I may have shut my eyes.”

Another great blog here from seasoned contributor to the 3 Peaks blog Simon Scarsbrook. Simon, like me, completed his 21st…

David Rice’s Facebook gallery of 132 2019 3 Peaks

132 pics – “Mainly taken on Whernside with a few on Pen-y-Ghent lane” with a few at Gill Garth –…

Gilly Dukes’ Gill Garth video from 2019

7 and a half minutes of people in various levels of dread ranging form controlled-dread to sheer-dread. Also features the…

868 Photos from Cod Bank (Gill Garth descent) of the 2019 3 Peaks by Robert Mahoney

I did think I saw a photographer out on Cod Bank, just before we dropped in to Cold Cotes this…

Rob Atkins’ 161 Blea Moor photos from 2019 3 Peaks

Some nice moments here on Flickr from Rob. In my experience of the race this little drop after the fast…

‘Cyclist’ magazine report on 2019: “Education First’s Lachlan Morton finishes fourth at Three Peaks Cyclocross race”

Short but sweet report on Cyclist mag’s website. Interesting that having a big name team seems to attract that bit…

Danny Branston’s 24 2019 pics on Twitter

A few sent to me via the power of twittering. Enjoy this lovely mix of Gill Garth, Ribblehead and Chapel…

Dan Monaghan ‘host photographer’ for EF Education First at 3 Peaks

Just a short post here … more ‘watch this space’ … but as you might expect, EF Education came up…

Stephen Smith’s 2019 3 Peaks photos

Not satisfied with achieving the most iconic 3 Peaks photo in recent years (and getting lots of ££s donated to…

Descent from Pen-y-ghent Summit – photos from Ben Pilkington of the 3 Peaks Cyclocross 2019 

The 3rd year of this ‘new line’ and this is the first time we’ve seen photos of this section.  There’s…

Gill Garth video from Graham Wright of the 3 Peaks Cyclo Cross 2019 

Graham Lefty Wright was out as usual supporting the riders. The stalwart multiple past-finisher of the race and renowned fell runner…

My own blog and report of my 21st 3 Peaks Cyclocross

It’s like the 3 peaks is Christmas and I’m the good boy who writes the first Thank You letter. Or…

Patrick Frost’s 2019 photos from Penyghent

Another fantastic set of images this year from Patrick Frost, who made the long walk up to a mist-clear summit…

Chris Meads Photography’s photos of the 2019 3 Peaks from Ribblehead

Massive bank of images here from NW photo hero Chris Meads. Go and buy from these photographers, people. They do…

Two videos of 2019 race from Phil Haygarth

Two videos, links and embeds below. Video from my brother of all riders just having left the start here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvVAr9AmeDw&feature=youtu.be…

Muddy Gorilla’s 2019 photos from Ribblehead (Blea Moor) and Penyghent

Some corkers here from seasoned 3 Peaks photographers MuddyGorilla Simon Fell Ribblehead

24 Photos from 2019 race by Phil Haygarth

Photos not massively of use to 98% of you, because Phil was supporting me and my nephew Angus this year,…

66 presentation photos from 2019 from me

Dave Haygarth’s photos of the 2019 3 Peaks presentation. Sorry if I missed anyone – was chatting a bit too….

162 photos from Mo Leeming-Sykes on Flickr of 2019 race

Gill Garth, Ribblehead Horton Scar Lane and finish photos here from Mo on Flickr

Emma Osenton’s Night Before Peaksmas

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10219781211389781&id=1503993096 Pasted here in case you don’t Facebook ・・・ ‘Twas the night before ‘crossmas, when all through the Dales not…

Marshals required for 2019 3 Peaks

Spotted the Instagram post below – “Due to a number of drop outs, we are short of 13 marshals for…

3 Peaks Juniors raising funds for teenage suicide charity

Angus Haygarth & James McCracken are two young cyclists making up two of the five male Juniors entered in this…

Record number of women to ride 3 Peaks Cyclo Cross 

The rider list – for 2019 Confirmed riders list is her  SiEntries – 3 Peaks Cyclo Cross – and initial reaction is the…

The Three Peaks – How to Ride a Bike

With 18 finishes over the years at the 3 Peaks, Alex Forrester is a familiar face. Alex, author of the…

Verity Appleyard to lead Women’s 3 Peaks Cyclocross taster ride

Are you a woman? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to compete in this iconic race? Do…

Simon Richardson’s 2018 Trek Crockett 3 Bike 

GCN squeezed not one but TWO vids from their 2018 day out in the Dales. We all love a good…

GCN Racing The World’s Toughest Cyclo-Cross Race 

GCN have made a wonderful film of the 2018 race. Tracking the progress of presenters Simon Richardson and spaniard Oscar…

“A Cycling Year” kickstarter by Heather Dawe 

Most of you will know the name Heather Dawe as that of the winner of the 2008 3 Peaks. Well…

James Lucas’ 2018 pics on Instagram

As last year, James Lucas has kept things strictly social and uploaded his pics in a drop drip to his…

Scot Easter’s Three Peaks Cyclocross 2018 blog on MAGSPEED RACING 

Scot was mentioned in his run-up to the 2018 event with his meticulous bike prep. After the race, he got…

Helen Gorman – Not Dead, Not Last

Helen Gorman of Stirling Bike Club took over 30 mins off her debut time this year. Quite an adventure, and…

EF Education First-Drapac riders in 2019 3 Peaks?

Could there be some World Tour riders on the start line of the 2019 3 Peaks? Riders from WorldTour team…

Steve Ranger’s “The Dark Peaks: Love, death and cyclocross”

A very moving blog by Steve Ranger here on the CycleShack site – “I was happy just to finish” I…

Alex Duffill’s Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross 2018 on Vimeo

Alex Duffill’s 2018 sublime video / interview with Nick Craig below. Just fantastic. A film about the Three Peaks cyclocross…

Stephen Smith’s 550 photos from the 2018 3 Peaks 

Stephen Smith got an amazing 550 photos this year whilst marshalling. He’s the guy, for those who don’t know, who…

Dean Barnett’s write-up on Facebook

Easy to assume all readers on on Facebook, which of course they’re not.  So sincere congratulations to any of you…

Dave Powell’s “A walk on part in the war” 

Dave Powell. One of those rare things: An under 40 male in the 3 Peaks. He finally got a fast…

Support Vehicle Time lapse – Driving the 3 peaks cyclocross 2018

A bit weird that I find this so fascinating. Maybe it’s because I’ve only ever once done the support vehicle…

Cadence Images (Dan Monaghan) images on Domestique Magazine site 

Nice as ever to see Dan Monaghan out with his beard and his weird lack of HDR images 😉 We’d…

Sam Needham on Instagram: “Three Peaks Cyclocross, you really are one of a kind. It’s good that way 🙌🏻. Shot at today’s race for @hopetech .”

10 lovely photos that can just be reblogged here. Over.

David Rice’s 2018 photos from Whernside

Right in the midst of the gnarl, David Rice posted 79 smackers from his anticlockwise walk over the summit of…

Dan Hall’s 85 photos from 2018 on Facebook

Dan Hall was out at three locations this year with his phone cam…   Pen-y-Ghent descent Bruntscar  Gill Garth

JT Sports Media’s 50 Photos on Facebook 

JT Sports Media’s Grand day out supporting the Paceline Cycles crew in 2018

Paul Masson’s Cycletherapy blog: 3 Peaks Cyclocross 2018

Paul’s 7 hr journey back from Helwith Bridge must have been a killer. Not the journey, just the fact that…

My own Three Peaks Cyclocross 2018 blog: “The “twenty” edition” 

Just like the 3 Peaks itself, it would be weird if I didn’t write a little post and gather all…

3 Peaks 2018 pics by Mike Adams photography

Mike Adams was out getting some lovely photos at the start and then at Horton Scar Lane. View and buy…

Joolze Dymond’s Whernside 2018 pics

Nice to see Joolze out there as both Marshal and Photographer yesterday – some lovely snaps from the spine of…

2018 Gill Garth and Blea Moor videos from Phil haygarth 

Whole Peloton Start of Ingleborough – 7 mins 30 seconds of them! Video from my brother Phil here – incredible…

2390 images from Steve Harling shot on Whernside

Too many shots to shake a stick at, that’s for sure. Some belters here from Steve Harling.   Source: The…

Muddy Gorilla’s 2018 photos

Another familiar photo troupe out – MuddyGorilla.com (embarrassed to say I don’t know the two photographers’ names!) – some cracking…

Steve Fleming’s 3 Peaks Cyclocross 2018 Gill Garth and PYG photos

Steve Fleming (and son? Matthew) were out yet again for their annual trip – and a gazillion photos taken on…

Racing Snakes 2018 Photos from Whernside 

I suspect very few riders, if any, were missed by Mick’s shutter on Whernside yesterday The photos were taken on…

The Night Before Peaks-mas

‘Twas the night before Peaks-mas, and all thought the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Energy…

My sub-optimal 3 Peaks preparation: Will I? Won’t I? Who cares?

My own personal battles with this race have been numerous and well documented. But you never know what’s round the…

What tyres for 3 Peaks CX? David Arthur gets sucked into our obsession

A few of you will have read Dave Arthur’s reviews and article on the road.cc website. This is his first…

Scot Easter talks 3 Peaks Cyclocross and plans to get to number 10. 

Scot Easter (officially in the top 3 handsome gents in cyclo-cross) has completed 9 events and will hope for his…

50 years since Barry’s debut

Noticed this from one of the big legends of UK Cyclocross, Barry Davies, over on Facebook. Just remembered that this…

Fridge Productions out on 2018 course.

The more senior ones amongst us remember the great Fridge Productions team from the 1990s/early noughties videos of the 3…

1988 3 Peaks Cyclocross results

Some more uncovered via Facebook. It has its uses, I suppose. Tim Gould, winner, Nick & Ian Craig won the…

Clash of the Titans – the 2019 date -gate 

Tempted to do a storytelling thing here to make the content go viral. You know the sort of thing.  “The…

Beth Bryn Hodge – Experiencing the Three Peaks Cyclocross

Wonderful blog here from Beth Bryn-Hodge on the SRAM site. She’s one of them ‘ambassadors’..! OooooH Welsh SRAM ambassador, Beth Hodge competed…

Gary Macdonald – The Sunday Warrior 

Okay… this is borderline stuff for a 3 Peaks blog but many of you will know the name Gary Macdonald….

Une Gear … le singlespeed aux les Trois Peakes.

A French singlespeeder visits the Dales …. The start is at 9:30 am, behind a car and then we drop…

Simon Fell Framed Prints now available to raise cash for #rideforcharlie 

Emma Osenton has co-ordinated with Stephen Smith for a print- and frame- service for the most-Epic most-shared image of the…

Grant Hill’s first time 2017 

Grant Hill had his first event and seems disappointingly unsmitten by the race. Boooo. Or at least he said so……

Ruben Sano’s 2017 Spills ‘n’ Thrills at Cold Cotes (.. .and more) video 

Ruben’s posted loooooong videos of the ‘Peaks for the last few years and whilst these may get a bit wearing…

Dan “Don” Monaghan’s Photo Essay on CXMagazine 2017

More Dan!   Some of the images I previously posted plus lots of extras here. 52 to be exact.  And some…

A sublime 100 3 Peaks 2017 photos from  Cadence Images Photography

My fave collection of photos from 2017 – the wonderful eye of Dan Monaghan – 100 sublime photos of the…

3 Peaks Cyclo Cross Race | Balooz

Richie Hodges made the trip over from the West Coast of Ireland for his debut 3 Peaks. ….Of course the…

Budge’s 6th 3 Peaks Cyclocross on the Team JMC blog

Andrew Budge Burgess’s 6th attempt at the 3 Peaks saw his second best time. The v50 did himself proud… The descent off…

The Westmorland Gazette’s 2017 report

An ad-strewn mess such as local papers’ websites are these days took a lot of picking through, sadly, so I’ve…

The Crosscast Episode 3 – Three Peaks 2017 recap 

As usual, I’d recommend a full listen to the wonderful Podcast from Neil Mansfield and Bruce Dalton… but if you’ve…

Anthony Hall – Saved by the bolt … a 2017 race blog

Anthony Hall’s race prep included replacing work jockey wheels. It turned out that one of them hadn’t been bolted on…

Craig Zadoroznyj Photography’s 2017 3 Peaks Cyclocross pics

Nice large gallery here from Creaig who snapped a load of the riders coming off Cold Cotes and then (my…

Shaky Penyghent video from fev 3.1. on YouTube

Unsure of real name – fev 3.1 uploaded a slightly low quality and shaky vid but as ever they’re worth a…

Which rider will make it through the bog without falling off?

Great fun.  No harm done. 🙂

Paul Oldham’s modified, Three Peaks winning Scott Addict CX – Cycling Weekly

Nice short but descriptive tech piece here (with pics from Andy Jones) on Paul Oldham’s Scott Addict used for the…

James Lucas’ collection on Instagram

No specific trad blog or photo site to point to – James’s medium of choice is Instagram.  But these need…

Super Athlete Richard Roberts’ re-return 

After two ‘never again’s (2004 and 2008) Richard Roberts of Clwb Beicio’r Bala tried again this year and got round…

Paul Nutton’s short video of Gill Garth turn-off 2017

Blimey – how spread out can things get….? One minute of video at Gill Garth and still lots coming through

Paul Masson’s travel from the highlands worthwhile – read his blog 

After years of stalking one another on social media, it was great to meet Paul Masson briefly on Sunday. We…

Venn Diagram – the unofficial The Three Peaks Cyclocross T-Shirt now available!

Well… some of you asked. Your wish is my command. Buy the Three Peaks Cyclocross Venn diagram T-Shirt on Zazzle

Patrick Frost’s Penyghent summit Three Peaks 2017 photos 

Patrick Frost makes his way up Penyghent again for another cracking set.  The pictures on the ‘Stairway to Hell’ bring…

Joolze Dymond’s 80 images to view / buy from the 2017

Posted about Joolze’s trip up Ingleborough yesterday [here] and her mini blog. Oodles more lovely images here to browse and…

111 Horton Scar Lane and Start photos by Peter Towell

I always enjoy photos of the start. It’s not that ‘condemned’ look in people’s faces… it’s more that I’m intrigued…

Cyclocross handbook – Jack Chevell’s photo blog of the Three Peaks Cyclocross 2017 

Jack Chevell made himself busy again in 2017 over on his Cyclocross Handbook site with some great pictures of Ingleborough…

141 Whernside to Ribblehead via Blea Moor pics from Rob Atkins

Some beauties here of a brief sunny spell on the lower descent of Whernside from Rob Atkins It’s always nice…

Over 1200 Three Peaks 2017 photos by Steve Harling

More than 1200 images from Steve Harling on the descent of the Whernside Ridge here View them: Three Peaks CX…

Andy Jones’ 2017 gallery on Cycling Weekly

Nice to see Andy Jones out in his two usual places of Simon Fell and Horton Scar Lane again. Lewis…

Andy Whitworth’s 25th

A tiny blog post … just a pic from Facebook – but impressed to see Andy Whitworth’s 25 event programs…

Chris Meads Photography’s Three Peaks Cyclocross 2017 photos

Chris Meads was out again this year at Ribblehead and got another great collection of photos – more than 430…

My 2017 blog of the Three Peaks Cyclocross – a family affair

I always make a point of getting my thoughts together after the 3 Peaks as quickly as I can whilst…

Stephen Smith’s 2017 3 Peaks Cyclocross pics on Flickr

A good stack of 295 very saturated photos here on Flickr    

Racing Snakes Photography’s 2017 3 Peaks Cyclocross photos 

Pretty much all riders here, surely – zillions of pics from Mick Kenyon @ Racing Snakes of the whaleback of…

Joolze Dymond

Mini photo story here from Joolze Dymond who made her way to the top of Ingleborough this year for some…

Andrew Ward’s 35 photos from Cold Cotes 2017 

Some beauties here from Andrew Ward. The mud was out again this year and that usually manifests itself at Cold…

Steve Fleming’s 140+ photos of Gill Garth and Penyghent

Lots of pics here from die-hard Steve Fleming who was again out at the 3 Peaks. Visit his gallery here…

Hundreds of 2017 photos from Steve Harling

Steve Harling doesn’t like it easy, so he made his way all the ay up to the top of the…

Sportsunday 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross 2017 photos

Stacks of ACE Whernside photos from the 3 Peaks 2017 from Adrian Nicholls of SportSunday photography here 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross…

1979 3 Peaks report from Cycling Weekly

Another one nabbed from the archive of Barry Davies. This report’s a gem and a lovely description of the battle-royale…

Penyghent route change for 2017

2017 will see a new route off the top of Penyghent for the 3 Peaks cyclocross. This one’s been rumoured…

3 Peaks. The world’s toughest cyclo-cross race. – Hackney GT

Russ Jones of Hackney GT (a little piece of the North stuck in the South) has come up with one…

The Crosscast Episode 2 – Three Peaks Primer 

Listen to me whitter on about the 3 Peaks. (Again) … and to some great general ‘cross chat from Neil…

Chipps on “Why suspension will never be allowed”

Enjoyable read here from Chipps Chippendale over on the grit.cx site. I find myself frequently being asked to ‘defend’ the…

Ryan Henry’s dedicated 2017 build-up blog 

A first-timer keeping a mini-blog of prep and thoughts in readiness for the World 3 Peaks Cyclocross Championships, which will…

Retro PEZ Talk: Barry Davies interview

PEZ: Which ride(s) are you most proud of? Winning the Three Peaks for the first time was a great personal…

Event Program: 3 Peaks Cyclocross 1981

Another programme has reared its head – from the garage of legend Barry Davies. The 21st event in 1981 came…

Antony Hall – “The Man With No Brakes” – his first time blog 

A great first-timer blog from the 2016 race by Antony Hall. Back onto gravel. One last peak, Pen-y-Ghent. 2 way…

Scott Sports’ video. The Three Peaks – The Worlds Toughest Cyclocross Race – Gravel Tripping – YouTube

Good LORD this video is good. From the maker of the frames of 2016’s top 3 overall men’s finishers. Not…

Riding Circle: Race Report: 3 Peaks Cyclocross

Onto the start line and only 10 minutes to go. When I applied I clearly hadn’t looked at previous times…

Video of 2016 race. Pain is only Temporary – YouTube

  See if you can spot yourself in almost 25 minutes of footage from Horton, Cold Cotes, Penyghent… it’s quite…

Go on the Lasses: Beth Hodge’s 3 Peaks Cyclocross 

Great read here from Beth (despite her frequently calling the race the challenge… a bug bear of John Rawnsley and of…

Westmorland Gazette 2016 report

Bit of a brief report but a large picture and headline, anyway, for 2016’s race. The lakeland paper has traditionally run…

3 Peaks Cyclo-cross print now available at  Scarsbrook Art

The print that 19 times race finisher and artist Simon Scarsbrook has been working on (see earlier post here) is…

Three Peaks 2016 short film by Alex Duffill on Vimeo

A film about the Three Peaks cyclocross race in Yorkshire, with interview from Paul Oldham, two time winner of the…

Adrian Lord missing the ‘peaks already… An Appeal on Behalf of the Three Peaks Syndrome Association

An Appeal on Behalf of the Three Peaks Syndrome Association Three Peaks Syndrome generally manifests itself in the early days…

A two man race and 648 mobile spectators… Keith Murray and Scot Easter on #3pcx. Part 1. | thelonelycyclist

Collegues, CX riders, and rivals… SCOTT sports duo Keith Murray and Scot Easter take time to talk about their #3pcx…

Paul Oldham’s Three Peaks winning bike in Cycling Weekly

Cycling Weekly check out Paul Oldham’s still muddy Scott Addict CX bike on which he won the 2016 Three Peaks cyclocross…

3 Peaks Training / Prep with Chris Metcalfe – Charge Bikes on YouTube

Nice video here from Alex Rankin with Charge Bikes team rider Chris Metcalfe aboard their ‘Plug’.

Andy Ward: Lessons From Three Peaks Number Two

Andy Ward’s second ‘peaks wasn’t quite the same as the sunny first one in 2015. This year, like most of…

Jordy Luisman – 3 Peaks cyclocross! Gisteren om 9.30 was het dan…

The first overseas blog for a bit – Jordy’s first 3 Peaks made a big impact … you can read…

Will Beresford:  “that was a proper race. That, was awesome.” 

It was second time lucky for Will Beresford, whose 2015 entry never netted him the ride. He posted a great…

Rich Seipp: The 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross again? Aye, go on then.

Rich Seipp had a pop at the best recorded singlespeed time a few years ago but despite good prep had…

Joolze Dymond’s race and face galleries

Lovely take on the finish area faces here by stunningly ace cycling photographer Joolze Dymond Go and buy them on…

3 Peaks, 2 Wheels, 1 Gear, (0 Idea) – Kevin Pugh / Ayr Burners Cycling

Kevin Pugh’s second time doing it, and his first time on a singlespeed. Kevin’s written a blog post on his club…

“I am not a superhuman” Gilly Dukes’ first 3 Peaks Cylocross Race

Great blog from first timer Gilly Dukes here. I managed to share a brief chat with Gilly in the bunkhouse…

Phil Blaylock’s 159 2016 Whernside photos

View them here on Flickr or embedded below Please credit any photos and PayPal the photographer a pint if you…

146 Photos of the 54th Annual 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross from Rob Atkins on Whernside

Some ace ones here of one of the most extreme parts of the route. View them on Flickr

442 photos by Patrick Frost of the 2016 Three Peaks Cyclocross 

Patrick Frost was out on Penyghent and has some corkers here available for sale Source: Patrick Frost | Three Peaks…

187 2016 race photos by Craig Zadoroznyj Photography 

Craig Zadoroznyj Photography took some lovely pics from the start/finish, Cold Cotes and Ribblehead here View the photos : Craig Zadoroznyj…

Scott Weston’s 161 photos on Facebook

Scott was mainly at Ribblehead this year, catching riders as they came onto the road. View the 161 photos here on…

Blog of the 2016 3 Peaks by Verity Appleyard

Verity Appleyard came achingly close to another women’s win in the 3 Peaks on Sunday, trailing winner Delia Beddis by…

Chris Meads’ photo blog from 2016 on ShoottheBikeRace

The Three Peaks has been tormenting anyone brave enough to tackle it since 1961. It is recognised as the toughest cross…

“Cyclists take on UK’s toughest cyclo-cross challenge in Yorkshire Dales” – Yorkshire Post

Short but sweet write up and photo in the Yorkshire Post The 54th 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross Challenge covers 38 miles…

24 photos from Giles Dumont of the 2016 3 Peaks on Google Photos

24 photos of the world’s nastiest false flat ever here Source: 2016 3 Peaks – Google Photos

Undying passion – my own write-up of my 2016 3 Peaks

It wasn’t the best of years for me but, as ever, this race runs deep within me! Wouldn’t miss it…

CYCLOCROSS HANDBOOK photo blog of 2016

Images and a short report from the Three Peaks Cyclocross in a rainy but beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Paul Oldham and…

Bruce Dalton’s First 3 Peaks – “Its bloody hard”

All round nice guy and sickeningly handsome ‘cross addict Bruce ‘the face of Gore Bike Wear’ Dalton has achieved a…

Flyby on Relive.cc

These things can be a bit cheesy but it’s kind of fun for geeks. Very telling that my max heart…

Three Peaks Cyclocross 2016 by Mabvith

22 lovely Whernside 2016 photos here on Flickr from someone calling themselves Mabvith

Yellowbelly’s 2016 Penyghent photos

Not quite as grim conditions as Whernside, but at least we can see the riders a bit better! Check the…

565 2016 Whernside pics from Steve Harling

Steve Harling tolerated some quite appalling weather in getting these pics >> Go buy one! View the photos here  …

2016 Whernside photos from Racing Snakes Photography

Photos from the 2016 3 Peaks Cyclocross Race held on 25 September. The 3 peaks cyclocross course taken in the…

Nikki Willis’ 2016 Simon Fell photos

A massive load of mainly-miserable, soaking faces! See them here posted by Nicole Willis on Facebook

11 Andy Jones pictures of the 2016 race on Cycling Weekly

Andy Jones is there every year capturing great photos for Cycling Weekly. His choice of the top 11 of his…

Tom Hardie’s 13 pics of Cold Cotes 2016 on Facebook

If you’re on Facebook, there’s a baker’s dozen here by Tom Hardie View them here If you’re not on Facebook,…

Paul Oldham wins 2016 Three Peaks Cyclo-cross – Cycling Weekly

Short but sweet 2016 write up in Cycling Weekly here In a repeat of last year’s podium places, fellow Hope…

Bambi on the course

Jonny and brother Ali Brownlee were a bit busy in the news last week after an epic end to the…

984 Simon Fell & Penyghent photos from Steve Fleming

Almost a thousand photos here including some trademark wide-angle greats here from Steve Fleming View here on Steve’s site : 3…

62 Photos from Phil Haygarth

My brother Phil wasn’t riding again this year but was good enough to help me out (along with Anne and…

Whernside 2016 photos from SportSunday

A mere 644 photos of the 3 peaks riders climbing Whernside by Adrian Nicholls of SportSunday 3 Peaks Cyclocross 2016…

Chris Meads Photography | 3 Peaks Cyclo Cross 2016

Chris Meads Photography have uploaded around 500 photos from Ribblehead 2016 here Chris Meads Photography | 3 Peaks Cyclo Cross…

Icons of cycling: Three Peaks Cyclocross – Cycling Weekly

Short but sweet article here fro masters of linkbait Cycling Weekly Many winners have fell running experience, and the current…

The Three Peaks Cyclocross: Ace and Rubbish – (my own preview for this year’s race)

I’ve written a few bits and bobs over the years, but in preparation for this year’s race, I’ve realised how…

Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross – Rouleur Magazine

Rouleur magazine’s Claire Reed put together a nice piece here in advance of this year’s race. Some nice moments relating…

Alan Dorrington’s Three Peaks Race Prep

Peaks connoisseur Alan Dorrington knows a thing or two about this race. What this former top ten finisher doesn’t know…

Event Program: 3 Peaks Cyclocross 1985

In the final of this mini series of old scanned brochures, the 1985 event program – the 25th anniversary race…

Event Program: 3 Peaks Cyclocross 1983

Following on from the 1979 and 1982 programs, the third offering from 3 time winner Barry Davies’ archives. See the…

Event Program: 3 Peaks Cyclocross 1982

The second in a series of little gems in the run up to this year’s race. 3 time winner Barry…

3 Peaks Cyclo-cross original print by Simon Scarsbrook Art

19-time ‘peaks finisher Simon Scarsbrook has contributed a number of things here over the years. Forced out of this year’s…

Event Program: 3 Peaks Cyclocross 1979

First in a series of little gems in the run up to this year’s race. 3 time winner Barry Davies…

3 peaks cyclocross 6 tips from dave haygarth | Teams And Riders | News | Planet X

A quick selection of things-to-remember from me… aimed a little more at first timers, but it’s quick how we all…

A late September morning in 1985

Simon Scarsbrook’s photo I spotted on Facebook from 1985 makes me pensive. On the one hand, it looks so old,…

1989 3 Peaks Cyclocross resul

This one popped up in Facebook – the first page (the first 62 riders) in the 1989 event Apologies for…

3 Peaks Shoulder: Claviculitis daftus

Nice tongue-in-cheek work from Andy Ward here on the 3 Peaks Shoulder syndrome that plagues 650 of us at this…

Andy Ward’s 2016 tyre dilemma

We’re getting into the ‘oh my god I still haven’t decided’ time of yeur now.  What to do? Can you…

Retro: 1968 race / International Cycle Sport magazine report / pics

Barry Davies sent in a great article on the 1968 race from International Cycle Sport magazine. As he realised he…

2016 Race entry list – confirmed riders

The 2016 race entries haven’t been added to the official site yet but the eagle-eyed amongst you will have spotted…

Result of the 14th Annual 3 Peaks Cyclocross, 1974

1974 winner and UK ‘cross legend Barry Davies dug this one out of his garage and sent me it. 41…

Retro: “CYCLISTS AT THE SUMMIT CAIRNS” – a 1962 article by The Dalesman

Long-running Yorkshire Dales magazine The Dalesman published a series of short reading / article style guides in 1962, and in…

The A to Z of the 3 Peaks Cyclocross (via UKCyclocross.co.uk)

A race that warrants its own A-Z? Oh yes – the Three Peaks is full of legend, tips and advice….

Beth’s Highs and Lows

Beth Hodge’s column on training for the 3 peaks is amusing and familiar to many of us Running up hills…

Gary Macdonald interviewed on Scottish Cyclocross “top 5 is a possibility”

Highlands rider Gary MacDonald’s first two 3 Peaks were very impressive. Inside of an Elite time on both occasions, Gary…

Three Peaks Cyclo-cross Preparation – CycleTechReview

Alan Dorrington’s preparation for the 54th Three Peaks cyclo-cross race is in full swing now, take a look at his…

PrePeaks race will help Peaks obsessives tune their ‘Peaks form in late August 

More details now emerged about the Hope PrePeaks race on Monday 29th August below and at the link below. Aside…

Andy Ward’s Cycling Plus article reproduced

Andy Ward did a mini blog in the run up to his first time in 2015 … and on his…

2016 Entries available and updates to rules

The 2016 entries can be made now in a similar fashion to the last couple of years. Entries are registered…

An interview in the Gloucestershire Echo, September 1999 “It’s not down to luck but it helps not to be unlucky”

I found this in a box in the loft. When I lived in Cheltenham for a few years I was…

Brian Vernor 3 Peaks interview on the Ritchey site

Brian Vernor is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, photographer, artist and storyteller and he’s a cyclocross racer. Here he talks about his experience…

1982 results

Full 1982 result below – courtesy of the good ol’ Facebook – Andy Holden posted it Click on it to…

Pain is only temporary- a film by Rubén Sano

I’m posting this even before I’ve watched it. Saw the first few minutes and, as an obsessive and connoisseur, it…

Phil Simcock: frustratingly close to an Elite time

We all have our targets going into the 3 Peaks and Team JMC’s Phil Simcock’s was to better his PB by…

Julie Phelan – hooked

Lovely to read Julie’s write-up of her second event. Julie has battled with back problems in the last couple of years…

Dave Powell’s 2015 sunny Dales day out (and a couple of disasters)

Dave Powell, One of the Team JMC 24hr MTB heroes and connoisseur of the daft-ride, Summer Hill Climb expert, and…

John Parkin’s 2015 blog

Not a brilliant day out for John.  Grade 3 AC joint separation. Possible surgery.   Everybody say Yeah if they…

Cyclocross Magazine’s UK team 2015 roundup

Ted Sarmiento has put together a good report of Cyclocross Magazine’s team performance in the 2015 race over on the…

2015 Video from Richie Hodges

Richie was at the start, Cold Cotes and Ribblehead and put together a tidy short film of the 2015 race

Edwyn’s improved 2015

Edwyn Oliver-Evans made an Elite finish time for the first time this year, and the Cyclocross Magazine rider damn nearly…

Eric not idle

French-Canadian Eric Blais had never been north of Milton Keynes before Sunday yet he took the toughest ‘cross race in…

Mike Lynch’s first time in 2015

“So I was in. What I should have done at that point was geared myself to a 3 Peaks-specific training programme in…

Cold Cotes and RIbblehead video from Phillip Marks

Not one heading for ‘best director’ but a bit of footage to remind us how lovely and sunny 2015 was

Paul’ ‘Peak form’ celebrated in Lancashire Telegraph

Paul’s remarkable victory is covered here in the Lancashire Telegraph The Hope Factory Racing team star ruptured his anterior cruciate…

Hannah toppled the U23 record in style

Hannah Saville, 17 years old became the youngest female Bob Graham Round finisher earlier this year, Hannah finished her first…

Jack splats

Jack Chevell, freelance photographer, cycling aficionado, author of cyclocrosshandbook.com has written a great photo-blog of his first 3 Peaks over on CXHairs 50…

Patrick Frost’s 367 Penyghent pics

Well … 366 Penyghent pics then a pic from Horton in Ribblesdale. View them here and buy some

Precious vintage results – 1991 and 1992 full results

These things are like gold dust – so MANY HUGE thanks to Tim Evans who has kindly taken the time…

Jebb disappoints the Westmorland Gazette

Eleven wins but there’s no pleasing some people. “Staveley’s Rob Jebb misses out on stunning 12th title” says the headline…

Andy Ward’s day out “after 12 weeks of obsessive preparation”

Andy Ward blogged a couple of times in the run-up to his first 3 Peaks and got on well –…

Cyclocrossrider’s report

Top euro cross scene site cyclocrossrider.com had experienced Peaks man Konrad Manning over – in a reporting and supporting capacity…

85 PYG pics from Clare Crabtree

Clare was on a sunny sided Penyghent and got some great shots of the riders coming through. Love the interaction…

Thumbs up for Ivan

Ivan Boyes puts a few of your race day woes into context http://ivanboyesteamcf.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/3-peaks-cyclo-cross-2015-broken-thumb.html Nowt too serious, the pot was a…

1139 pics from that 2015 race at the start and PYG from John McCann on Flickr

“Think, the first pint is only 3-6 hours away” That just about sums it up … was a thirsty year…

2015 Geek-out

So… thanks again to Scot Easter who also probably has better things to do.  Now, scores of pointless and meaningless…

Staff Development Day for Reverse Delta

I work in small but perfectly formed web development company Reverse Delta Ltd, and given that Steve works with us…

75 epic pics from Russell Ellis on Flickrhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/russellellis/albums/72157658813896358

Some beauties here. Been a fan of Russell’s photography since I saw some of his photos of a Yorkshire Summer…

Mike Burdon’s 2015 ups and down

Mike’s blog is a good read here – a game of three thirds … http://laatsteronde.me/2015/09/28/the-three-peaks-cyclocross-a-game-of-three-thirds/ “Apart from the excruciating pain…

Mick Kenyon’s Whernside Summit photos from 2015

A lovely clear vista here from the top of the whaleback Whernside. http://racingsnakes.com/3-Peaks-Cyclocross-2015.php Mick Kenyon snapped not one, not two,…

Yellowberry’s 385 Simon Fell photos

Easily the most picturesque venue for pics this year.  These Simon Fell one are floating my boat, big time. http://www.yellowberry.com/pics/3peaks2015/index.html

1240 pics in Dropbox from Rick Byers

That’s right – 1240 – someon’es got a huge memory card and a very fast shutter repeat.  Mostly from Cold…

My blog of my own 2015 3 Peaks

It’s 20 years since my first 3 Peaks and you’d have thought things were going to go really well when…

Scott Weston’s pics from PYG on Facebook

A good few here from Scott Weston who was out on Horton Scar Lane yesterday https://www.facebook.com/methodgob/media_set?set=a.10156127283180164.1073741868.554925163&type=3&pnref=story

Andy Jackson’s 2015 Penyghent summit pics on Facebook

Large set here of the riders on the top part of Penyghent in 2015 https://www.facebook.com/andy.jackson.52056/media_set?set=a.10154326101107575.1073741906.758562574&type=3 

Cycling Weekly’s images from Andy Jones

A mini but quality gallery of 15 stunners from Andy Jones for Cycling Weekly here http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/15-stunning-images-from-this-years-three-peaks-cyclo-cross-193326

Cycling Weekly’s 2015 report

A brief one from the comic this year – they normally upload Andy Jones’ pics a day or so later…

Steve Fleming’s 2015 IGB and PYG photos

Over 200 photos here from Steve who was enjoying the sun on the steep bit of Simon Fell. Nice to…

Ingleborough 2015 pics by John Myhill

John’s other set is here on Flickrhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/103873129@N08/sets/72157659180806421/

Rawnsley’s Leap marshalls – We Salute You

Great vid here from John Myhill on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/140595589?ref=tw-share 

Verity Appleyard’s emotional 2015

Verity Appleyard was first woman in 2014 – but was beaten to 2nd this year – Suddenly, Jules was in…

Zillions of pics from Chris Meads photography

Chris was out at Ribblehead and posted a load of lovely shots – they’re available here to purchase http://chrismeadsphotography.zenfolio.com/p178684695

John Myhill’s 2015 pics from Penyghent

John’s been on Horton Scare lane again See the set here https://www.flickr.com/photos/103873129@N08/albums/72157658771835658

Neil Coverley’s 2015 pics on Facebook

Great set of Cold Cotes and PyG photos from Neil here on facebook https://www.facebook.com/neil.coverley/media_set?set=a.10206494316151022.1073741860.1663551424&type=3 

Strava Flyby ’15

These flybys are such fun – and at times amazing to see how far we’re all spread over the massive…

Nicole Willis’ 2015 pics from Simon Fell and Chapel le Dale

Lots of good ones here – the Simon Fell string of riders makes me feel all emotional https://www.facebook.com/nicole.willis.522/media_set?set=a.10153656281927152.687117151&type=3

Adrian Nichols’ blue sky 2015 pics on SportSunday

Some belters here for one the ace photographers from the ace SportSunday – Adrian Nichols – perched on the ascent…

Phil Haygarth’s 2015 photos

Lots of pics from my bro helping me out at Chapel le Dale, Ribblehead and the road to Horton  https://www.flickr.com/photos/50992354@N00/sets/72157656850739993 

Contents of a gentleman’s pocket

Just musing over the contents of my pocket for the big day this Sunday.  Year on year I’ve learnt more…

Living in Hope

Hope Technology as as synonymous a trade name with the 3 Peaks as you’ll ever get.  Not just sponsoring the…

One day in Yorkshire – a pre-race blog on Grit.cx

Jon @ Grit’cx has written a pre-race appetite whetter They talked about multiple punctures and frame breakages, broken wheels and…

“A celebration of focus and daft” – Steve Riley’s take on the “first one in his 50s” 3 Peaks

I’ve known fellow ‘peaks rider Steve Riley for a very long time and go on regular annual mountain trips with…

My 2015 build-up blog on Planet X Bikes’ site

It definitely gets harder every year, that much is obvious.  We never feel like we’re ready for this race. And…

Dean Barnett’s lowdown on the 3 Peaks route

Podium finisher in his day, Dean was overheard the other day on Facebook saying that the race still made his spine…

EXCLUSIVE Interview with 3 Peaks Legend Nick Craig

Out of all people needing no introduction, Nick Craig’s probably the one who needs no introduction the most, so there…

Jamie Burrow recalls a bleak 1994 ‘peaks

Jamie Burrow – former U23 ‘cross champion and UCI U23 road star now works for Planet X Bikes, and launching…

Andy Ward writes

Andy Ward is one of those people who have always had the 3 peaks on his bucket list and although…

Barry auditions for The Sweeney? No – it’s just the 70s. Exclusive pics from Barry Davies

To end the calendar year, a retro picture special.  These photos were sent by 3 Peaks and general cyclocross icon…

Interview: 3 Peaks legend Barry Davies

Another huge name in ‘cross in my mini-series of interviews, Barry Davies was the first ever person to take three…

Interview: 3 peaks legend Tim Gould

Dave interviews the first man to win more than four, and went on to SIX wins. There’s legends and then…

3 Peaks Interview with 3 Peaks legend, Eric Stone

Eric Stone was the first person to win the 3 Peaks Cyclocross five times. An emigrant to the warmer climes…

Verity’s win – The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

I may be wrong, but I think this is the first link I’ve published to an article on the Chartered…

Olivier & Jens of Team Abide ride the ‘peaks

Jens Frederickx and Olivier Sels made the trip from Belgium to ride the race – both of them for the…

3 Peaks: the hardest cyclocross race in the world? Stev Thomas on Cyclingtips

I just chanced upon this from September 2013 – 3 Peaks: the hardest cyclocross race in the world? on the Aussie cyclingtips…

Neal Crampton’s Peak Performance and Ed McParland’s successful debut

After 2-13 disappointment, former podium finisher Neal Crampton turned out another excellent ride this year for 4th place It is…

Simon Fell Gopro from TechBytes

This is a great  thing to watch if you were a competitor, and if you weren’t, it’s possiblky worse than…

Simon Scarsbrook: up, down, up, down, up, down, rest!

No … he’s not making the new Carry On film. The final peak, Pen-Y-Ghent, is a great leveller (!). It’s…

Andy Holden’s 257 2014 photos on Flickr

Andy Holden’s good enough for the Countryfile Calendar, and he’s good enough for us. Some great pics here Three Peaks Cyclocross…

Manning Up (Ingleborough)

Cyclocrossrider had five riders in the race this year.  Here’s Konrad’s blog. Drinking is a priority on the long road…

Richie Hodges visits the Dales

Read Richie’s blog here Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross Race an event that I used to read about way back in the…

Three Peaks Cyclocross Provides Another Great Weekend of Triple Mountain Climbing: Full Results and Video – Cyclocross Magazine – Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos, Videos

Cyclocross Magazine’s website posted a good report this year. Three Peaks Cyclocross Provides Another Great Weekend of Triple Mountain Climbing:…

Rob Jebb wins historic 11th Three Peaks title (From The Westmorland Gazette)

Don’t let ROb convince you he’s a Yorkshireman.  He tries to convince himself. But nobody would choose to live in…

Did the plan work…yes! Clive Davis’ 2014 blog

Clive Davis’s thorough blog post is a great, thorough account of his 2014 battle I hurtle through the checkpoint and…

Joolze’s full 2014 gallery on Flickr

Ace photographer Joolze Dymond published an early pick-of-the-crop on the grit.cx report posted last week. Her full set is now…

Giles Perkins – two for one deal

Not only did First timer Giles write a post for Fluent in Cross (see post last week)… The Here Come…

Adrian Lord tops the Grand Depart.

Adrian Lord comes straight out and says what we all know to be true.  The Tour de France was just…

Emma Osenton ‘gone Tripstering.

“Done. 4.25. 10th female overall. 23 minutes faster than last year. Get in! Same time, same place next year? I…

Jeremy Redford’s 2014 PB – blog

Jeremy Redford (Army Cycling Union) managed a PB on Sunday after numerous events Sunday morning was almost perfect 3 Peaks…

EVERY (??) Rider photographed on Whernside by DrBernoulli

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think this is every single rider, in order, on the ridge of Whernside….

Nathaniel Rosa’s beautiful 2014 photos

London based story and promotional photographer Nathaniel Rosa was on Simon Fell and Horton Scar Lane to capture some very…

Nick Carig’s 2014 Three Peaks Race Report on the Scott Sports Newsletter

Great write up from the “nicest guy in ” etc etc Craigy here that went out today in the Scott…

Giles Perkins has a stroke

Giles Perkins rode his first 3 Peaks Cyclocross this year. An experienced rider, the Here Come the Belgians rider was…

Two more from the lens of Taylor

Ian Taylor of Jedi Cycle Sport has uploaded two more short films from the sharp end – the opening section…

Tom McGoldrick’s Three Peaks Cyclocross short film

Lovely film from 15 year old Tom Goldrick here on Youtube – well done Tom!

Jon Myhill’s 2014 album on Flickr

62 great mainly Simon Fell photos from Jon Myhill here on Flickr.  Feel the burn. Three Peaks Cyclocross 2014 –…

CX Magazine Racing Team – 3 is the magic number…

Very comprehensive write-up from the CXMag UK team here So I’m on the start line with 650 cyclo cross riders….

Sweden’s Per-Ake Elisson – “Shut Up Legs” Legs: “No – you shut up”.

Article from the 2014 programme painstakingly retyped … The race organising group welcome suggestions for future programme articles. Please send…

Ian Taylor’s Ingleborough Descent on camera

Ian Taylor carried an on-board GoPro for the first climb and decent [sic] of Ingleborough.  His descent was the fastest…

More 2014 stats – from Doug Hart

Hot on the heels of Scot Easter’s geek-sheet yesterday, the 2014 results have been uploaded in a slightly different format…

Blue Monday – coming back down from the Three Peaks Cyclocross | Minnellium

After a year out for injury, I get to write my own blog after completing my 16th race. No matter…

Mike Burdon’s blog of his 2014 race.

Mike Burdon finished in 3:40 this year – find out his thoughts on his Facebook post here ” I had run…

Cyclocrossrider.com: Jebb makes it eleven in ideal conditions –

Quick write-up with a few nice images from Konrad & Co – also event sponsors for 2014 – here on…

Yellowberry.com photography – 813 Simon Fell and Penyghent http://yellowberry.com/pics/3peaks2014/index.htmlimages

3 Peaks Cyclocross 2014 from Yellowberry.com: “These are less than half of the pictures we took but include what we thought…

Two HUGE Penyghent 2014 Galleries on eventphotos.co.uk

Two large galleries here on eventphotos.co.uk of Penyghent. – 1517 photos in total.  Think how much that’d cost to get processed…

Stolly’s Running Blog: The 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross

Spectator Brian Stallwood posted an account of a nice day out ‘not’ racing on his blog – looks a lovely run…

38 seconds…. 2014 Three Peaks Cyclocross on YouTube from YandaBear

A very short video but it’ll do… 2014 Three Peaks Cyclocross – YouTube

Scot does the splits

–UPDATE 30 09 2014 — Now with positions at each place, added by Adrian Dalgleish Felt Racing’s Scot Easter has…

Russell Ellis’s full set of 144 pics on Flickr

I blogged a bit earlier today about Russell’s photo blog.  His full set are here on Flickr

327 Photos from Steve Fleming on Flickr

Steve Fleming’s been on Penyghent for years now”! Always a fine set of photos. View them here – 2014 3…

Detailed and full 2014 Results from SPORTident

Detailed results from all 529 finishers now here 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross 2014 – Results – AutoDownload Online from SPORTident

David Todd’s PYG photos from 2014

David Todd’s 2014 pics on Facebook here – 87 in total

grit.cx – The 3 Peaks – The peculiarly British cross race

Grit.cx – the online Cyclocross mag launching on 1st October – has the 3 peaks in its blood.  Chipps Chippendale…

Three Peaks Cyclo Cross 2014 gallery from Cycling Weekly

Cycling Weekly photographer Andy Jones has a favourite perch on Horton Scar Lane where he gets photos of Lewis Craven…

Ed Rollason’s 58 pics from PYG

Ed Rollason’s been here several years – a stalwart cycling photographer 3 Peaks Cyclocross album is here on Flickr – some great…

3 Peaks Cyclocross 2014 Hope Balloon Time lapse

3 Peaks Cyclocross 2014 Hope Balloon Time lapse – YouTube:

Cycling Weekly’s 2014 web write-up

The comic’s write-up is here for 2014 Quoting overall winner Rob Jebb in the article “It’s nice to get another…

Zillions of photos from @Sportsunday here from the start, Cold Cotes, PYG and near the finish

Ady Nichols (and someone else!) was out on Sunday for Sports Photography good guys SportSunday and got some great quality…

Russell Ellis’ photos of 2014

A hint of the professional photography thing going on here – some lovely refined images by Russell Ellis of the start,…

Andrew Burgess’ Whernside summit 2014 pics

A load from TEAM JMC rider Andrew Burgess who wasn’t lucky enough to get an entry this year. Budge was…

Neil Coverley’s 2014 pics of Ingleborough, Horton and Penyghent

Some fine shots by Neil here on Facebook of IGB, Horton and PYG 2014 

Neil Welsh’s 2014 Cold Cotes and PYG photos

34 Pics here from Cycle Sport Pendle’s Neil Welsh spectating the 2014 event

Scott Weston’s Start, PYG and FInish 2014 pics

Loads of great 2014 3 peaks shots here on Facebook from Scott Weston

Strava Fly-by of the 2014 3 Peaks

This feature’s still in ‘labs’ on Stava but is really very cool indeed. Here’s a replay of the 2014 race for…

My brother Phil Haygarth – his 2014 photos from a day helping little ol’ me

My brother Phil – a multi-time finisher of the race himself – has taken a bit of a break from…

Cyclocrossrider: 3peaks in 100 images: Penyghent

Konrad’s final post of wonderful, inspirational and nerve-inducing photos are here on cyclocrossrider.com http://www.cyclocrossrider.com/racing/the-three-peaks-in-100-images-penyghent

Barry Davies – Part 2 of retro pics

Further to yesterday’s post, Barry’s been adding more retro images to his Facebook page 1979 1980 on Penyghent Ron Kitching…

Dean Barnett – “Excited doesn’t come close”

I couldn’t help putting this here. Dean Barnett – another really big name in cross over the years – posted…

Cyclocrossrider picture post: Whernside

In his second post of what we can only assume to be a three part series*, Cyclocrossrider.com edito Konrad Manning’s…

Whilst on the subject of LEGENDs – Barry Davies

Barry’s been posting some old photos on Facebook of the race … and belters they are, too. 1968 – Chapel…

You are Gould (…Gould) Always believe in your soul.

The word legend is banded about with a little too much ease these days.  WHo am I to buck the…

Short 2014 preview in Craven Herald

The local rag the Craven Herald’s short event preview, including a headline typo, is here

Rest and be thankful – Simon Scarsbrook finding it hard

In his final blog on Cycling Weekly before the race, v50 Siom Scarsbrook sees a common problem – trying to…

Back after a gap

On to my own thoughts pre the 2014 3 Peaks over on my personal blog. The race that sucks me…

Cyclocrossrider picture post: Ingleborough

In what we can only assume will be the first of three posts The Three Peaks in 100 Images, Konrad…

Yorkshire Post John Rawnsley interview

Great in depth article here on the Yorkshire post site, including a good quote fr John on Christian Heule “On…

Manning manning up.

Konrad Manning’s been taking on the 3 peaks since 2003, and, like all of us, has a special place in…

Scarsbrook tyred out

Simon Scarsbrook’s third blog on the Cycling Weekly blog concerns, amongst other things, probably the ultimate and most discussed ritual…

Simon Scarsbrook sets the bench mark for Simon Fell

In a brilliant follow-up to his earlier blog about being a bit demotivated this year, Simon contemplates the simulation approach…

Crossjunkie’s Planet X 3 Peaks guide – part 3

In this last part of the series on preparing for the 3 Peaks, Alan ‘Crossjunkie’ Dorrington looks at nutrition for…

Crossjunkie’s Planet X 3 Peaks guide – part 2

Published in early August on the Planet X site, Alan ‘Crossjunkie’ Dorrington writes that, for the select 650 given a…

Coming of Age: Simon Scarsbrook’s 18th bash

Any keen students of the entries list in the programme every year will see that Simon Scarsbrook’s one of those…

Countdown from Ed Sarmiento

I missed this one from May – Cyclocross Magazine’s Ed Sarmiento starts his 2014 countdown and gets in the mood…

3 Peaks series: Crossjunkie on Planet X Website

Alan Crossjunkie Dorrington’s started a series of articles int he build up to this year’s 3 Peaks on the Planet X…

3 x 3 Peaks winners in one photo – 1970, Zolder

Thanks to ‘peaks legend Barry Davies who kindly sent in this little gem from the archives of Cycling Weekly.  …

It’s cycling, it’s Yorkshire, and it’s NOT the 3 Peaks Cyclocross – SAMBA VELO

Yes – I know. Weird. There’s another event of some sort taking place in Yorkshire in July where the riders…

Edwin Oliver-Evans – “crazy”, “mad” and “dangerous”

I missed this blog post – thanks to “Terrible Tim” for bringing it to my attention… Edwin Oliver-Evans’ second ride…

2008 article for Cyclocross Magazine

Just been going through some old bits of filing on the shelf and found the article I did for Cyclocross…

A long and winding roadfull

I make that exactly 90 seconds from front of peloton to rear of peloton. After about 200 metres of the…

Not quite ‘Go On Ian’ stuff, but

… there was a few little offs at Cole Cotes this year. Turn the sound down – it’s a bit…

John North – tribute in Lancashire Telegraph

1980 3 Peaks winner John North, who sadly passed away last Friday at the age of 70, after a battle…

Phil Simcock: PB and hungry for 2014

Phil Simcock is an unsung hero in this race – he’s one of those 24 hour race freaks (okay… just…

Paul Myers’ PB … and a wonderful life coach

Paul’s been plugging away at this race for a bit and it seems the targeted advice of an angry non-starter…

Stu Rider’s first time

 A lovely tail – these first timers’ stories get me every year. It’s a hard race, and you never forget…

Simon Fell and Scar Lane photos from Yellowberry

Click on @crossjunkie and his pimpy gloves to see the set of lovely 3 Peaks photos here – someone’s been busy…

Tim Kelly – 56 Ribblehead Photos

It’s super-vet Ian Taylor’s birthday today. Click on him to see a set of 56 photos from Tim Kelly on…

50 Cold Cotes pics from Ben Green

Some good quality detailed photos here from Ben Green, including Carl Nelson here tucking into an ENTIRE malt loaf, wrapper…

Delia did it and Delia’s Dad did.

The Otley Examiner picks up on he local angle and proudly Delia, a former St Mary’s School, Menston, student who…

Westmorland Gazette: Jubilant Rob Jebb at the Peak of his powers after winning Three Peaks Cyclo Cross for a tenth time

“Jebb made his customary surge on the opening climb to pull away from the leading group, riding without alarm” Click…

Geek Out: Scot’s Split Times

Image courtesy of Tim Williams on Flickr Felt Racing’s Scot Easter has done what I wanted to do but couldn’t…

James Thompson’s second 3 Peaks

This is over on James Thompson’s Facebook page (here) as ‘public’ … but I know that some of you have…

Simon Scarsbrook – mojo regained

Another “online friendship” one made over the years – Simon Scarsbrook and I have chatted about the race on and…

Bikedeals.cc – a three-chapter story

Great 3 part blog here from the bikedeals.cc guys.  There are two ‘pre-race’ chapters then a report. Three Peaks –…

Rob Allen – First Time – a blog

Rob’s journey up from London included a visit to stay with @crossjunkie and de-luxe support from Mark Turner. Read his…

Anarchy in the PyG – Delia Beddis’ wins the women’s race

Despite only soft, southern training conditions, Delia Beddis took a great win in the women’s cat on Sunday. Read her…

Ray Stuart’s pics on VeloUK.net

Ray Stuart sent these to uber-reporter Larry Hickmott for the Velo UK site Click on Jebby’s lovely Litespeed Ti bike…

Crossjunkie reflects on how a few minor errors compund

I was following teamie Alan ‘Crossjunkie’ Dorrington for not just the race but, as usual the run up and indeed…

Patrick Frost’s 182 Penyghent Flickr pics

This is one of my favourite vantage points. Obviously the race is spread oput a bit by the top of…

54 Flickr pics from Jon Myhill

Some nice atmospheric ones of the start here as well as plenty of Ribblehead and a few of the finish on…

Budge bags a best

Andrew Burgess has laboured away for a few years at the peaks, and like many, seemed to break through the…

DrBernoulli – 97 Penyghent pics on Flickr

Another good set here from the middle part of Penyghent. Some good depth of field that gives you an including of…

923 photos from Chris Meads photography

923 good, pro, solid, detailed pics from Chris Meads photography here on his Zenfolio site – go support him and…

Jak Ba – 78 Ingleborough photos on Flickr

Blimey there’s a load of great photos about this year, isn’t there..! Check these from Jak Ba on Flickr

Great short 2013 film from Mike Simmonds

Film here from Mike Simmonds. As I said to Mike in a comment on Youtube, ” Hard to get enough…

Someone’s been busy… 260 photos from Graham Atkinson

…  some good ones here – click on the Lion of Flanders to view them on Flickr

Richard Seipp’s PB

A PB for Richard, yes, but the second one I’ve posted today with a head-crunch spoiling the race…! Helmets are…

Jason’s off and an off day for Jason

I thought to myself that Jason Miles had lost the usual smile to his face yesterday when I saw him…

Emma Osenton – getting it right first time

I’ve known Emma for a bit. I say known… it’s how it is these days – in the world of social…

Ed Rollason’s PYG and ‘Above’ Cold Cotes photos

Another great set as usual from Ed Rollason Photography here – in … you guessed it … monochrome. Click on…

What’s the hoo haa all about?

Black and White is obviously the new black this year. Some great pics here from ‘hoohaa’ on Flickr from Simon Fell and Scar…

48 lovely moody monochrome pics from Colliewobbles on Flickr

Some great ones here that really get the steepness of Simon Fell – plus some other parts of the course…

Mike Simmonds – 31 pics on UKCyclocross

Sadly all ablazoned with a large copyright watermark, but you probably don’t work for free and Mike obviously doesn’t want…

© 2020 Three Peaks Cyclocross Blog. Theme by Anders Norén.

Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On Facebook