57th ANNUAL 3 PEAKS CYCLO-CROSS
Sunday 15th September 2019
Please note that this years race was staged two weeks earlier than usual due to the world road race championships being hosted in Harrogate. The date for 2020 will be Sunday September 27th (subject to official confirmation).
The 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross is staged in the Yorkshire Dales National Park every year at the end of September. It is the toughest and biggest Cyclo-Cross event in the UK! What else can be said? Great spectacle. Unique event – well worth a visit even if you don’t take part! Excellent range of prizes.
Start and finish at Helwith Bridge, BD24 0EH, 2 miles south of Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
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2019 Regulations and Instructions
If you are considering doing this event you must familiarise yourself with this document. This document is much altered from previous years:
Regulations and Instructions for Competitors and Support Crews – FINAL version 12th Sept 2019
(click on the above link to open PDF in a new window)
ALL RIDERS WILL START AT 9.30AM. Line up in estimated finish time order – signs will be on display.
38 miles, of which 34 is rideable (20 cross and 18 road) and 5000 feet of climbing (see course details for further information).
For the first 5.5km (led by the safety car) for safety reasons because of the nature of the local roads. This will be in conjunction with a rolling road closure.
Only competitors riding cyclo-cross bikes with drop handlebars will be allowed to take part. Mountain bikes (or any other type of two-wheeled transport) are not permitted and anyone who appears (in the opinion of the race officials) to contravene this rule will be disqualified and/or prevented from taking part in the race.
Certificates will be awarded to competitors completing the course in the following times: Elite Class under 3 hours 30mins, 1st Class under 4 hours, 2nd Class under 5 hours, Merit all other finishers.
2019 Entry Fees
£60 British Cycling members (+£3 to non-members) plus optional donation to rescue and communications services. Entries are open on June 1st and close 10 days later. Follow the link to the SI Entries web page on the entry page of this website. Riders are encouraged to pre-register an account with SI Entries https://www.sientries.co.uk
Timing, results and online entries by SPORTident.
If you prefer to camp you can use the finish field for only £3.00 per night – no campervans or cars on the field. Contact Martin Hanson to reserve your pitch – Email (preferrred) firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 01729 860422.
Little Stainforth campsite (a few miles south of Helwith Bridge) has a number of touring pitches and is very convenient for the race. A late check out and shower facilities on Sunday are offered to those who camp at the site. Knight Stainforth is popular and booking is therefore essential. www.knightstainforth.co.uk
Race HQ, start and finish are close to the Helwith Bridge Inn