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Beaumont Trophy

Race Information 

Start List - Start List - 2022 BeaumontTrophy (pdf)

Event Programme: Download Programme (pdf file)

The 2022 Beaumont Trophy will take place on Sunday  9th October (re-scheduled from September following the death of Queen Elizabeth II) and will be the seventh and final round of the 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 will be via the British Cycling online entry system.

More Information

Following the success of separating the public events of the Cyclone Festival of Cycling, from the races, in 2021, the 2022 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 24 and 25 June, whilst the races will be run three months later on 18th September. 

Men’s National Road Series 2022

• Men's Rapha Lincoln Grand Prix: Sunday 8 May
• Stockton Cycling Festival Grand Prix: Sunday 3 July
• Lancaster Grand Prix: Sunday 17 July
• Manx International Stage Race: Friday 22 - Sunday 24 July
• Tour of the Reservoir: Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 August
• The Ryedale Men's Grasscrete Grand Prix: Sunday 21 August
• Beaumont Trophy: Sunday 9 October

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. 

 

 

Previous Winners

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

2019 Race on YouTube

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