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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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

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…

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…

Planet X 2013 Preview

Agggh this is KILLING me. My own team and guardian Planet X Bikes do their little thing without me this…

Mitch Jones rides in 2013 for Strep B

Mitch Jones of Huddersfield will be riding to raise funds and awareness for Group B Streptococcus (GBS) (Strep B, as…

A twitter string about discs and bar-top levers

It’s a debate that will go on for years no matter which side of the fence you sit on. The…

Erwin Wildhaber

Erwin Wildhaber, the mechanic for the Scott-Swisspower Mountain Bike Team, died in an accident while on a mountain hike on…

Smile!

Something very stoic and British about this pic of 2012 3 peaks spectators 

A View From Helwith Bridge

A view from Helwith Bridge is a lovely article posted on the Singletrack website about a newbie’s encounter with a…

2012 Preview on British Cycling site

Great preview on the British Cycling website here Behind every great race, there is a great man and for the…

The loudest jersey in the Dales

Piers Mortimer’s blog on the Team Velocake blog.  May be another ‘personal worst’ on a tough year but the jersey…

Greg May – lessons learnt and lessons to learn

Greg made the trip from Ireland again in 2011 after a year off the 3 peaks in 2010 and his…

Welland Valley back once more in strength

The guys from Welland Valley have more cyclocross experience between them than many small-to-medium countries. With a fine pedigree behind…

Nic Bertrand’s first time – will it be the last?

Nic’s a dedicated road man and based in Lancaster he’s seen enough of those three cheeky mountains in his life,…

Paul Watson’s drizzly road pics from Helwith Bridge

Based mainly in Helwith Bridge, 3 peaks and geberal cycling legend Paul Watson was snapping away whilst supporting son Rob…

Ed Rollason’s blog post of 2011

Ed Rollason was deployed on photo duty for British Cycling on Sunday and as well as uploading loads of his…

Everything’s gonna be all Whyte

Great geekwork by 3 peaks first timer Ian Alexander of Cheltenham & County CC here. You’d expect it a bit…

To the launchpad

Quick post on my own blog talking about how I’m feeling about things / preparation, bikes, etc. I’m feeling the…

Recce – in the nick of time

A few recces have been taking place as usual.  It’s the kind of race that attracts you more and more…

Tapering blues (a short verse)

Another year, nearly thereKit laid out, checked all the sparesChecked tyres, spokes, links on chainsBars straight, brake pads changed. Dread…

Genes reunited

2011 is going to be even more special than usual for me – and for my brother Phil. Both lovers…

Rapha’s Konrad Manning on a ‘peculiar’ race

Konrad’s been featured here before, and taken a short break from organising the Rapha Supercross seried and is lugging his…

2011 Preview on British Cycling wqebsite

A great summary of what’s to come in just under 6 days time here on the British Cycling website “The…

Rouleur extract from Matt Seaton, from Penyghent 2010

Those folks at Rouleur mag get about a bit and always come up with a great read. They’ve just published…

Rob Jebb not riding the 2011 3 peaks

Defending champion Rob Jebb (WHEELBASE.co.uk/Cannondale) won’t be defending his title in this year’s Three Peaks Cyclocross.  Rob Jebb underwent shoulder…

Steve Riley “goes long”, punctures, bends bars, eats… a grand day out

Terrific taster of some more training obsession creeping in to people’s lives here from previous contributor Steve Riley. Steve’s second…

Rob Jebb shoulder rumours… the truth

Two or three rumours going around on Twitter that Rob Jebb’s shoulder injury (sustained in the English Championship fell race…

Tubeless: The Holy Grail?

I had a bit of an online chat with Lee Shunburne today who’d read the Paul Oldham interview talking about…

2011 entries – some analysis

Just finally taken a good look through the 2011 entries and wanted to collate some thoughts / initial things that…

Dave Haygarth (hey… that’s me!) blogs pre-race

Bull Hill cyclocross training – the author does ‘epic’ for photographer Alan Dorrinton. Added my blog post on my own…

Paul Masson’s first Three Peaks – Exclusive blog for 3PCX blog

First time rider in 2010 Paul Masson is making a lengthy trip down from Aviemore to the Dales for the…

The annual weight loss obsession

It’s all started now. I’m feeling fit, spritely and ready to fine tune the training for this year’s race… then…

‘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…

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…

2005 Whernside Photos from Richard Seipp

Rich from qwertyphoto has just told me he’s uploaded this batch of photos from the descent of Whernside from his…

Jebb’s peaks domination continues

Robb Jebb’s seven three peaks cyclocross victories would be enough for most mortals, but it seems he can’t get enough….

An elephant on a Penyghent?

Well, despite all my positive thinking, no amount of public posturing on this blog could get me to a PB…

Three more blog reports from riders

Three blog reports spotted out there from riders…. John Ross (AKA Shaggy)my single speed slowed me down on the road…

My own blog of the 2008 race

It went really well for me all things considered… no mechanicals, no punctures. On the down side I had a…

Some more early reports of the 2008 race: Cycling Weekly and British Cycling

Report and Photos from British Cycling Report from Cycling Weekly

Video of Penyghent descent

Video from LornePlumber on youtube (ten metres after my wipe out! 🙁 )

Early race report on BikeRadar

View one of the earlier reports posted about the 2008 race here:http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/article/uk-cyclo-cross-rob-jebb-breaks-three-peaks-record-18770

Friendships and fells – bring it on….

Hi there, I am Phil the brother of this blog master Dave, who asked me to put up a post…

New blog aiming to bring 3 Peaks and Iron Cross together

Ian Briggs, a committed Three Peaks enthusiast has set up a great blog aiming to bring some of the history…

‘Level of Fitness: Black’

It’s nice to see the three peaks cyclocross turning up on websites like this. I’m not so sure it’s ‘Have…

Lake District hilly classic shows Jebb’s peak form

Six time three peaks cyclocross winner Rob Jebb (Wheelbase) showed this weekend that his strength is still with him in…

So that’s that, then.

Katie and I took Lily up to her Grandparents for the night in Ingleton as planned, last night… and it…

Phil’s training diary 4: Where’s Ingleborough?

Well I guess my training diary needs some closure (rather like my training got it last ‘black Monday’ when Dave…

Gossip from JR and RJ

I’ve managed to have a good chat to John Rawnsley now – and also to Rob Jebb. JR:Events of last…

All revved up with no place to go

A few of you may know I’m a bit of a messer with music… and as an outlet for my…

Three Peaks Cancellation

The 2007 event has been cancelled in very strange circumstances. Seemingly people think that the movement of people affects the…

Phil’s training diary 3: Bent bars and bruises

I didn’t deserve that glass of beer on Friday. Yesterday morning I went out for a 5 mile coaching session…

Phil’s training diary 2. So far so good…..

So far so good – I managed a lovely 45 minute evening run along to the Tay Bridge from my…

Phil’s training diary 1: Have shoes will travel……

Dave has invited me to contribute to the blog in the run up to the ‘Peaks. I am Dave’s older…

Ingleborough weather watch

I can get a good feel for what the Three Peaks weather’s like normally because it’s only 40 miles to…

2007 Entries: unprecedented demand

Whatever is behind it, you can’t help noticing how the Three Peaks cyclocross race is very special. 400 places available,…

London Cycle Sport 3 Peaks forum

Those crazy Londoners have had a hardcore Three Peaks Cyclocross crowd for a while now. The London Cycle Sport forum…

Robert Jebb wins third Three Peaks fell race

The winner of the last six three peaks cyclocrosses, Rob Jebb, has just won a third three peaks fell race…

Rob Jebb interviewed by Joolz Diamond

Nice lengthy interview with the king of the 3 Peaks on the British Cycling website. This one’s by Joolz Dymond….

Jebb to ride cyclocross worlds

Not that I want to turn this into a Rob Jebb shrine, but I’m sure you’ll all join me in…

Three Peaks on a fixed gear: Interview with John Wyatt

Steve Riley’s interview on the 63xc.com site with John Wyatt (who we believe to be the first fixed gear on…

Electronic Timing for 2007

The latest from organiser John Rawnsley is that the next Three Peaks cyclocross will have electronic timing. This means that…

Diary of another first timer: Simon Fox

My name is Simon.I’m a virgin.Well, I’m a 3 Peaks virgin, at least. Over the years I’ve had a go…

Simon Barnes’ Penyghent snaps

Best pics of the year so far competition goes to Simon Barnes. No prize, just congrats for a great set…

Yorshire CCA ‘peaks training day

A healthy turn out last Sunday (20th) for John Rawnsley’s training day based at Buckden in the Yorkshire Dales. If…

Mark Slavonia – a tale of a long journey from the U.S. to Helwith Bridge

Mark Slavonia, one of the growing number of riders to come over from the US to do the Three Peaks…

Andy Rush 2005 3P photoset on Flickr

Came across these photos by Andy Rush from the 2005 race. All based on the road sections of Horton, they…

“Always trying to go as fast as you can.” – Interview with Robert Jebb

In an interview entitled “Sky’s the limit for world champion”, Bill Bridge talks to Robert Jebb, about his life in…

Then and Now… a 13 year gap in Three Peaks rides

Alan Dorrington entered the Peaks on a whim in 1991 and found some immediate success. His story specially written for…

Yorkshire CCA’s Photos of the 2005 3 Peaks

Found these photos of this year’s race – not sure who took them (but I suspect it’s not Graham Watson).

2004 race – Tom Randall’s report

This article by Tom Randall, who finished 11th in 2004 makes good reading…

Getting things started.

Thought I’d better deal with this obssession of mine and start a blog for the Three Peaks cyclo-cross. It’s something…

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