Scott had a good Three Peaks this year. Winner Paul Oldham and runner-up Rob Jebb both ride for Hope Factory Racing. Third in was Scott-sponsored Nick Craig while Hope’s Gary Macdonald was fourth.
With the Hope Factory Racing cyclocross team racing on the Scott Addict CX frame this year – albeit with lots of Hope kit rather than the standard spec – the first four finishers were all on Scott Addict CX frames.
To celebrate, Scott has released this YouTube video, shot by Sam Flanagan and Brian Vernor, with highlight footage of the event featuring Oldham and Craig. Plus there’s more on this year’s Three Peaks Cyclocross on Scott’s website.
There’s also a bit of background on their relationships to the event and how the race and the bikes they’ve used have changed over the years.
Billed as the toughest cyclocross race in the UK, the Three Peaks Cyclocross race has been an annual early-autumn event since 1961 with this year’s race taking place on September 25.
The event is held in the Yorkshire Pennines and takes in the peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent, for a total elevation gain of 1524m over its 61km length.
The past few races have seen dry weather, but this year there was rain during the race making conditions trickier.
Scott claims that the Addict CX frameset is the lightest cyclocross rig on the market with a combined frame and fork weight of 1.28kg. The standard spec Addict CX10 is certainly light, with our review bike tipping the scales at 7.73kg – that’s 17lb.