The Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross is an annual cyclo-cross event over the Yorkshire three peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent, in Yorkshire, England. It is organised by Bradford Racing Cycling Club on the last weekend of September.
The original course was 40 kilometres long, but was increased to 47 km in 1980. More course changes in 1982 and 1983 increased it further, to 50 km and then 57 km respectively. The most recent alteration, in 1994, extended the course to 61 km. The current course starts at Helwith Bridge, 3 km south of Horton in Ribblesdale, and tackles Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent. Because part of the race is on private land, cycling the whole course at any other time of year is not possible.
Except during the 1980s and early 1990s when mountain bikes were permitted, only cyclo-cross bicycles with drop handlebars are allowed. There were no female competitors until 1979, and there were no races in 2001 or 2007 due to foot and mouth disease.
Total Prize Money: £5,000+
Riders are awarded certificates based on their time around the course.
|Year||Male Winner||Female Winner||Winning Team|
|1961||John Rawnsley (GBR)||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1962||Harry Bond (GBR)||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1963||Ian Craig (GBR)||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1964||Harry Bond (GBR)||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1965||John Bell (GBR)||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1966||Harry Bond (GBR)||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1967||Harry Bond (GBR)||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1968||Tom McDonald (GBR)||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1969||John Atkins (GBR)||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1970||John Atkins (GBR)||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1971||Eric Stone (GBR)||-||Keighley St. Christopher C.C.C.|
|1972||Chris Wilkinson (GBR)||-||Bronte Wheelers/McManus & Poole|
|1973||Barry Davies (GBR)||-||Bronte Wheelers/McManus & Poole|
|1974||Barry Davies (GBR)||-||Bronte Wheelers/McManus & Poole|
|1975||Barry Davies (GBR)||-||Bronte Wheelers/McManus & Poole|
|1976||John Atkins (GBR)||-||Bronte Wheelers/McManus & Poole|
|1977||Eric Stone (GBR)||-||Bronte Wheelers/McManus & Poole|
|1978||Eric Stone (GBR)||-||Bronte Wheelers/McManus & Poole|
|1979||Eric Stone (GBR)||Brenda Atkinson (GBR)||Ron Kitching/Sun Tour|
|1980||John North (GBR)||Susan Hoare (GBR)||Bronte Wheelers/McManus & Poole|
|1981||Arthur Manz (SUI)||-||Bronte Wheelers/McManus & Poole|
|1982||Eric Stone (GBR)||Susan Hoare (GBR)||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1983||Richard Bates (GBR)||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1984||Tim Gould (GBR)||-||Norton Wheelers|
|1985||Tim Gould (GBR)||Christine Walker (GBR)||Chesterfield Coureurs/Ness|
|1986||Tim Gould (GBR)||Janet Sanger (GBR)||Chesterfield Coureurs/Ness|
|1987||Tim Gould (GBR)||-||Ace R.T./Peugeot|
|1988||Tim Gould (GBR)||Emma Wood (GBR)||Ace R.T./Peugeot|
|1989||Tim Gould (GBR)||Melanie Grivell (GBR)||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1990||Fred Salmon (GBR)||Melanie Grivell (GBR)||Ace R.T./Peugeot|
|1991||Nick Craig (GBR)||Isla Rowntree (GBR)||Helwith Bridge Alers|
|1992||Fred Salmon (GBR)||-||Helwith Bridge Alers or Bradford Olympic R.C./Paul Milnes/Lusso|
|1993||Fred Salmon (GBR)||Alison Garside (GBR)||Helwith Bridge Alers or Bradford Olympic R.C./Paul Milnes/Lusso|
|1994||Chris Young (GBR)||Alison Garside (GBR)||Ace R.T./Peugeot or Helwith Bridge Alers|
|1995||Andy Peace (GBR)||Jacqui Foster (GBR)||Helwith Bridge Alers or Bradford Olympic R.C./Paul Milnes/Lusso|
|1996||Andy Peace (GBR)||Ruth Gamwell (GBR)||Helwith Bridge Alers|
|1997||Chris Young (GBR)||Mari Todd (GBR)||Pace Racing/Pace Satellite TV|
|1998||Chris Young (GBR)||Sue Thomas (GBR)||Team Marie Curie/Pace Satellite TV|
|1999||Ian Cuthbertson (GBR)||Kali Exley (GBR)||Team Marie Curie/Pace Satellite TV|
|2000||Rob Jebb (GBR)||Sue Thomas (GBR)||Helly Hansen - Giant - MBI|
|2001||No race - foot & mouth disease in the area|
|2002||Rob Jebb (GBR)||Louise Robinson (GBR)||Science in Sport.com|
|2003||Rob Jebb (GBR)||Louise Robinson (GBR)||Wheelbase/Ron Hill|
|2004||Rob Jebb (GBR)||Louise Robinson (GBR)||Wheelbase/Ron Hill|
|2005||Rob Jebb (GBR)||Louise Robinson (GBR)||Wheelbase/Ron Hill|
|2006||Rob Jebb (GBR)||Isla Rowntree (GBR)||Scott UK|
|2007||No race - foot & mouth disease in the area|
|2008||Rob Jebb (GBR)||Heather Dawe (GBR)||Wheelbase/Gore Bike Wear|
|2009||Nick Craig (GBR)||Renee Saxton (GBR)||Wheelbase/Cannondale/Gorebikewear|
|2010||Rob Jebb (GBR)||Renee Saxton (GBR)||Wheelbase/Cannondale/Gorebikewear|
|2011||Nick Craig (GBR)||Louise Robinson (GBR)||Crosstrax|
|2012||Rob Jebb (GBR)||Victoria Wilkinson (GBR)||Team Hope Factory Racing|
|2013||Rob Jebb (GBR)||Delia Beddis (GBR)||Jedi Cycle Sport|
|2014||Rob Jebb (GBR)||Verity Appleyard (GBR)||Jedi Cycle Sport|
|2015||Paul Oldham (GBR)||Jules Toone (GBR)||Hope Factory Racing|
|2016||Paul Oldham (GBR)||Delia Beddis (GBR)||Hope Factory Racing|
|2017||Paul Oldham (GBR)||Christina Wiejak (GBR)||Hope Factory Racing|
|2018||Paul Oldham (GBR)||Christina Wiejak (GBR)||Hope Factory Racing|
|2019||Rob Jebb (GBR)||Kerry MacPhee (GBR)||Hope Factory Racing|
(source: "Results and Roll of Honour", 3 Peaks Cyclo-cross official website)
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