Four Team JMC riders completed the ‘epically tough’ 3 Peaks Cyclocross race at the weekend in the most difficult conditions seen for decades.

Rain, high winds and the three soaking wet mountains of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen Y Ghent made an already hard race much harder – it was not a day for personal bests, rather a day for survival.

Jason Miles, Phil Simcock, Dave Powell and Andrew Burgess all rode to the finish safely and recorded creditable finishing times, each one of them proud to have been a part of the 50th edition of the race (the first one taking place in 1961) which tested the resolve and fitness of everyone taking part.

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Speaking after the race (and after a thoroughly deserved cup of tea), Andrew Burgess said “Despite the horrendous conditions I managed to ‘dig in’ and finish about 100 places higher than I did last year! Maybe all the running I’ve been doing during the summer has paid off and helped me up the unrideable climbs. I’m dead chuffed!”

More details of this classic race can be found here

Jason’s personal report