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Beaumont Trophy

Date: Sunday 15th September 2024
Location: Race HQ, Stamfordham village
Distance: 114 miles
Maps & GPX Files - Mapping Page 

Race Information 

The 2024 Beaumont Trophy will take place on Sunday 15th September and will be part 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. 

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) 
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
2023 Finn Crockett (GBR) Saint Piran

Highlights of the 2023 Beaumont Trophy 

2019 Race on YouTube

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