Cycling the Three Peaks Challenge
The cycle route of the National Three Peaks Challenge covers around 796km (494 miles) and around 4000 metres of ascent (13,200ft). There is no set route, and several options on the way.
The route can be cycled in either direction, with many quieter roads and National Cycle Routes available south of Tarbet, half way down Loch Lomond. From here north, the A82 is really the only option, and can at times be quite busy.
Particular highlights include the North Wales Coastal Route (Route 5) - from Chester and passing through Bangor, just ten miles to Llanberis and Snowdon - and crossing Windermere on the ferry (if you're not in a hurry).
Several cycling records currently stand, for solo and team completions. Please see Three Peaks Challenge Records for all current record times, by bike solo and in teams, and other related records on foot.
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.