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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. Race distance is 38 miles, of which 34 is rideable (20 cross and 18 road) and 5000 feet of climbing.

How to enter the 3 Peaks Cyclo Cross

  1. 38 Miles

    Bike 38mi

3 Peaks Cyclo Cross route

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.

38 miles, of which 34 is rideable (20 cross and 18 road) and 5000 feet of climbing.

The first 5.5kms from Helwith Bridge will be escorted – competitors will ride behind the lead car in a rolling road closure.
Total distance: 61kms (38 miles)
Road: 28kms (45mins – 1hr 5mins)
Unsurfaced: 33kms (2hrs 15mins – 4hrs 40mins)
Unrideable: 6kms – 8kms (dependent on individual ability & prevailing conditions)
Total climbing: 1524m (5000ft)

SPORTident timing points are at Ingleborough (pictured above), Cold Cotes, Whernside, Ribblehead, Pen-Y-Ghent and the finish at Helwith Bridge.

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What’s Included

Riders must be 17 by the 31st of December in the year of the race.

Entries will be open on June 1st and a link to the SI Entries web page will appear on the entry page of the website for a period of 10 days. Riders are encouraged to pre-register an account with SI Entries

Following registrations, the Race Organizing Group will review entries for suitability between June 10th and 20th. Successful entrants will then be invited to complete their entry by paying their entry fee between June 20th and June 30th.

3 Peaks Cyclo Cross weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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