Three Peaks Cyclocross Blog

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

Month: September 2009

One black dot (Paul Kelsall)’s first timer’s blog post

Paul Kelsall’s first time in the peaks was a classic tales of emotional – and literal – ups and downs….

Flickr group opened….

I started a group on Flickr for 3 peaks cyclocross photos. If anyone has any and wants to add them…

Huntingdonshire travellers hit the north

Steve Halsall, Greg Simcock, John Batchelor and Gavin Symonds all made long journeys from Huntingdonshire and their efforts are recorded…

Richard Seipp’s 2009 ride – a tale of a man’s relationship with his bike

Richard’s ridden the race a couple of times before and last year his work as a photographer took precedence as…

Shaggy’s Singlespeed record: full blog post

Recording a time of just over 3:40 is something that many – nay – most competitors in the 3 peaks…

Dave Powell – second time out and all the wiser

Dave Powell’s debut in 2008 was a shock to the system. For someone with a background in monster long rides…

Steve Riley’s debut – “Vertical Chess”

Steve Riley is a friend who I – and my brother – have been pestering for years to ride the…

Wheelbase.co.uk’s own site report

Not a day to outwardly rejoice about for the Wheelbase team after the run of Rob Jebb victories came to…

Wheelbase.co.uk ‘Team’ photos

Team Wheelbase have posted a large series of photos on their Flickr page here – almost exclusively of the team…

Jason Miles: Rushed bike build but all came well in the end

Jason Miles – AKA Terrahawk – had a second go at the ‘peaks this year. His experience from his debut…

Mick Kenyon’s photos from Penyghent Lane

Mick Kenyon’s uploaded a large group of photos to a gallery from ‘the gnarly bit near the bottom gate’ on…

‘Flyer’ in the 2009 program from Kevin White

Kevin White – PE Teacher at Ermystead’s Grammar School in Skipton competed in this year’s 3 peaks as a tribute…

Chris Pedder’s blog of the 2009 race –

Cambridgeshire MTB rider Chris Pedder is another rider who rode to a PB in 2009 with an impressive 3hrs 50…

Alan Dorrington’s trouble-free ride: something to build on.

Chatting to a few riders over the last couple of days has reminded me what happens in this race –…

Cycling Weekly Andy Jones pics 2009

A few images here on the Cycling Weekly site from Andy Jones

Ian Hodgson hi res photos show the battle in detail

A great set of images – particularly the ones of the head to head between Rob and Nick in gory…

Yorkshire Post online report

“Cyclists in the Peak of fitness get to grips with gruelling Dales challenge” in the Yorkshire Post Read the article…

Preview from XXC Mag

US Magazine recently previewed the Three Peaks on their blog and are hoping to do a short photo report in…

Photos from Brunscar Lane – a Flickr set by

144 images uploaded this afternoon by Nic Bertrand – of riders ‘entering’ Whernside from Brunscar Lane. Some really great expressions…

Team Inov8 ‘team’ blog post

Team Inov8 had a good haul this year despite Heather Dawe’s defeat in the female category. My legs were burning…

More photos on Flickr: CameraRepublic

Nicholas Boardman AKA CameraRepublic (thanks for that Keith) has posted a good handful of photos of the descent of Whernside,…

My snaps from before and after

Remembered to put my camera in my kit bag this year – second time running! Some snaps of the goings-on…

Cycling Weekly’s 2009 report

A brief online report and a few images from the Comic this year… “We hit Pen-y-Ghent and it was really…

Singlespeed “record” crucified

John Ross (AKA Shaggy John) rode a singlespeed bike with flat bars to a time of 3 hrs 40 mins…

More photos on Flickr: Wig Worland and

Wig Worland’s photos of Simon Fell and Penyghent are stunning. In particular, by placing the camera on the tough bit…

Trio’s premier

Amy – or Trio as she’s known to most online – has posted her personal blog of her debut. Reading…

My own blog post about the 2009 race

My own account / reflection on the 2009 Three Peaks cyclocross is here on my personal blog. The 3 Peaks…

STACKS of Early 2009 Photos on Flickr

Some cracking photos here on Flickr From Ian McVety – Penyghent | Ingleborough (Gill Garth) | PresentationFrom the Fleming team…

Previews in the online media

Some previews spotted today:http://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2009/09/25/cyclists-take-over-three-peaks-for-annual-event http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/4648093.Champ_Jebb_aims_for_eighth_victory_at_Three_Peaks_race/

Nick’s tips

New article interviewing ‘peaks hero Nick Craig appeared on the British Cycling site yesterday by Eddie Allen “Bad news is…

The Three Bike “Strategy” explained

Andy Peace said last year [of race winner Rob Jebb]: ‘he could be riding a Raleigh Chopper, he would still…

Lengthy posts in Singletrack forum

The UK’s classiest Mountain bike mag Singletrack has a pretty buzzing forum with more activity than pretty much any forum…

In Readiness

My previous post on the Three Peaks Cyclocross blog seemed to make out that it was not about the bike…

Fridays in Helmshore – our own little Helwith Bridge

We’ve had a bit of a gathering in Helmshore, Lancs (where I live) the last couple of Friday lunchtimes. It’s…

Steve Riley: “the bemused looking bloke, trying to work the shifters”

First timer Steve Riley is under no illusions about the venture he’s setting out on later this September… even though…

September’s mismatch

Guest Blog Post from Alan Dorrington: Less than one calendar month till the 3 Peaks but my conflict has been…

Gears and gear

Despite being at this game since 1995, I still can’t help but want to tweak with gear in the hope…

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