The 21st 3 Peaks Cyclocross from 1981 was a memorable year – Swiss riders in the 1st and 2nd positions followed closely by legend John North. Results have again been painstakingly typed up by Phil Webster here.

We’re not sure who the mystery 80th place rider was. It’s just blank on the sheet apart from the time.

It was future winner Ian Ferguson’s first attempt and it hardly stopped raining and the hail showers kept all the riders very cool.  That was the year “Flying Scotsman” Graeme Obree abandoned lost on Ingleborough and was rescued.  As Phil says. “What don’t kill you makes you stronger”

Indeed!