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 it 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||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1962||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1963||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1964||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1965||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1966||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1967||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1968||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1969||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1970||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1971||-||Keighley St. Christopher C.C.C.|
|1972||-||Bronte Wheelers/McManus & Poole|
|1973||-||Bronte Wheelers/McManus & Poole|
|1974||-||Bronte Wheelers/McManus & Poole|
|1975||-||Bronte Wheelers/McManus & Poole|
|1976||-||Bronte Wheelers/McManus & Poole|
|1977||-||Bronte Wheelers/McManus & Poole|
|1978||-||Bronte Wheelers/McManus & Poole|
|1979||Ron Kitching/Sun Tour|
|1980||Bronte Wheelers/McManus & Poole|
|1981||-||Bronte Wheelers/McManus & Poole|
|1982||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1983||-||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1989||Bradford Racing Cycling Club|
|1991||Helwith Bridge Alers|
|1992||-||Helwith Bridge Alers or Bradford Olympic R.C./Paul Milnes/Lusso|
|1993||Helwith Bridge Alers or Bradford Olympic R.C./Paul Milnes/Lusso|
|1994||Ace R.T./Peugeot or Helwith Bridge Alers|
|1995||Helwith Bridge Alers or Bradford Olympic R.C./Paul Milnes/Lusso|
|1996||Helwith Bridge Alers|
|1997||Pace Racing/Pace Satellite TV|
|1998||Team Marie Curie/Pace Satellite TV|
|1999||Team Marie Curie/Pace Satellite TV|
|2000||Helly Hansen - Giant - MBI|
|2001||No race - foot & mouth disease in the area|
|2002||Science in Sport.com|
|2007||No race - foot & mouth disease in the area|
|2008||Wheelbase/Gore Bike Wear|
|2012||Team Hope Factory Racing|
|2013||Jedi Cycle Sport|
|2014||Jedi Cycle Sport|
|2015||Hope Factory Racing|
|2016||Hope Factory Racing|
|2017||Hope Factory Racing|
|2018||Hope Factory Racing|
|2019||Hope Factory Racing|
(source: "Results and Roll of Honour", 3 Peaks Cyclo-cross official website)
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