Date: Sunday 17th September 2023
Location: Race HQ, Stamfordham village
Distance: 114 miles
Maps & GPX Files - Mapping Page
Highlights of the 2023 Beaumont Trophy
Results & Start List
Download a copy of our event programme, which includes details of parking and spectator facilities, plus maps of the course and suggestions of where and when to watch the race - 2023 Beaumont Trophy Event Programme (pdf file)
The 2023 Beaumont Trophy will take place on Sunday 17th September and will be the penultimate round of the British Cycling National Men's Road Series. The event will be based in the village of Stamfordham, a few miles outside Newcastle-upon-Tyne and will consist of four laps of a 25 mile circuit, and a shorter fifth lap of 14 miles (Maps & GPX Files of the full race).
All the laps take in the rolling country roads and lanes of the area. Each of the first four laps will include an ascent of the famous Ryals climb, which has often seen decisive action in previous editions of the race. Entry is via the British Cycling online entry system - Enter Here
Following the success of separating the public events of the Cyclone Festival of Cycling, from the races, in 2021 and 2022, the 2023 Cyclone Festival will also be split over two weekends. The public rides, the Tyne 6 Bridges and the Cyclone Challenge Rides will take place on 30 June and 1 July, respectively, whilst the races will be run two and a half months later on 17th September.
History of the Beaumont Trophy
The Beaumont Trophy itself is one of the longest running national road events on the calendar. It was first run in 1952, the year after the organising club, Gosforth Road Club, was formed. The trophy was presented by Rex Beaumont, a cycle and motorcycle wholesaler based in Newcastle. The first edition of the race was won by Stan Blair riding for Viking Cycles and started and finished in Gosforth Park where the club had its headquarters.
Since then, the race has been won by many famous riders including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Newton, Russell and Dean Downing, Malcolm Elliott and Don Sanderson to name but a few. The most prolific winner of the Trophy is Ray Wetherell who has won it 5 times. Sir Bradley Wiggins won it twice, including 2011 when the event was the National Championships. Connor Swift won the race in 2018 when, again, it was the National Championships.
2005 Malcolm Elliott (GBR) Pinarello–Assos
2006 Evan Oliphant (GBR) Recycling.co.uk
2007 Russell Downing (GBR) Health Net–Maxxis
2008 Rob Hayles (GBR) Team Halfords Bikehut
2009 Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Garmin–Slipstream
2010 Chris Newton (GBR) Rapha Condor–Sharp
2011 Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky (National Championships)
2012 Russell Downing (GBR) Endura Racing
2013 Dean Downing (GBR) Madison Genesis
2014 Kristian House (GBR) Rapha Condor–JLT
2015 Christopher Latham (GBR) Great Britain
2016 Dion Smith (NZL) ONE Pro Cycling
2017 Peter Williams (GBR) ONE Pro Cycling
2018 Connor Swift (GBR) Madison Genesis (National Championships)
2019 Rory Townsend (IRL) Canyon dhb P / B Bloor Homes
2021 Jacob Scott (GBR) Canyon dhb SunGod
2022 Jack Rootkin-Gray (GBR) Saint Piran