All things Three Peaks Cyclocross:
Looking up, the line of riders pushing their bikes up the steep hillsides snakes out of sight, and there’s about as much running in this one as a 10k. Perfect. When one thinks of a ‘cross race, course tape and fast laps come to mind, but not here — this is a long day out in the wilderness. The Three Peaks is a much-loved cyclocross challenge in Yorkshire, England that bills itself as the hardest cyclocross race in the world. That’s probably true, since most ‘cross races don’t tackle three peaks: Ingleborough, Whernside, and Pen-y-ghent. The crowd is thick with riders of all kinds, from the fleet to those simply hoping to finish. Maybe the guys should start running?