Phil Smith rode the brutal 3 Peaks Cyclocross race on the 30th September, and came in a very respectable 103rd place – well done Phil – a fantastic result.
The 56th running of the event saw reasonable weather conditions for the biggest and toughest cyclocross event in the UK, with over 500 riders taking to the startline of the 38 miles event. As the name suggests, the race crosses the three peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen Y Ghent, with over 5,000 ft of ascent over the 38 miles, with 28km of road riding, 33 km of off road and 6 – 8km of the route being unrideable and needing the deployment of Shanks’ Pony!
It is a really tough race and hats off to anybody who enters and finishes it – 103rd is a great result – well done Phil!
Other local riders who did really well and deserve a mention include local star Tom Martin (Wheelbase) who came in 7th place and 1st U23 rider for the second year in a row, and Christina Wiejak (BCW) who came in 106th overall and 1st Lady – again for the second year running – well done to you both.
For more information please visit the 3 peaks race site here.