Verity Appleyard was first woman in 2014 – but was beaten to 2nd this year –

Suddenly, Jules was in sight just before Horton-in-Ribblesdale, she was in first place. For a brief period of time I was sitting in first, then she decided to take me to the school of climbing, I had no answer but to wait for the descent and risk all. As I started my chain jammed up due to my incompetence. I couldn’t release it, a marshal came running over and we gradually prized it out between us ( I may have sworn). 

 read her blog here

http://verityappleyard.co.uk/2015/09/27/3-peaks-cyclocross-it-was-emotional/