The world’s greatest race (absolutely no…umm…bias from me), opened its books in the early hours of yesterday morning. Online entry is available from from now through to Friday the 8th June. If you’re unfamiliar with ‘The peaks’ (as the race is colloquially known), is – at 38 miles – the longest and toughest Cyclo-cross race in the calendar. Taking in the three monoliths of the Yorkshire Dales; Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-Y-Ghent, this race is much, much more than a tough event. For me it’s about the people, the landscape and the heritage. To be astride your bike on the start line is the genuine high point of my cycling year. This year I’ll be aiming to secure a 7th consecutive outing and – once again – attempting to beat the golden 4 hour mark. After recording 4 hours and 1 minute back in 2008, I still get flashbacks of that bloody clock face.
So fingers crossed, I’ll be back at Helwith Bridge on the 30th September.
Enter online here. These three peaks images have been recycled from earlier posts on this site. We’re very environmentally concious. 🙂