54th ANNUAL 3 PEAKS CYCLO-CROSS
Sunday 25th September 2016
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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Regulations and Instructions
If you are considering doing this event you must familiarise yourself with the following:
Regulations and Instructions for Competitors and all drivers – updated for 2016
(pdf file – opens 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.
2016 Entry fees
£50 British Cycling members (£53 to non-members) plus optional donation to rescue and communications services.
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 from Helwith Bridge) is offering a £5 discount from list prices for 3PCX riders and their families on a 2 night stay, either Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun. Very convenient for a shower and bike wash after the race. www.knightstainforth.co.uk
Race HQ, start and finish are close to the Helwith Bridge Inn