Cycling the Three Peaks Challenge

Considering the distance covered, and the endurance and organisation required, cycling the three peaks seems a popular topic.

In 2008, John McAvoy, Graeme Widdup and Nicholas Hudson set the record for their National Three Peaks Climb and Cycle. From a previous attempt in 2006 of 65 hours, including an overnight sleep, they set a target of 48 hours, aiming to go without sleep.

Following a quick climb of Ben Nevis, they set their sights on Seathwaite, arriving 18 hours later to climb Scafell Pike. They then continue on, and, after a quick 25 minute sleep stop, reach Pen-y-Pass in 16 hours. After changing, warming up and re-fuelling, they set off up to Pyg Track, reaching the peak at 8am and finishing at 9.30.

Record time

Their record: forty-six-and-a-half hours.

Been involved?

If you've been involved in an alternative version of the Three Peaks Challenge, whether running, cycling or otherwise, we'd love to hear from you.