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Beaumont Trophy

Beaumont Trophy
Race details
DateJune
RegionNorthumberland, England
Local name(s)Cyclone Festival of Cycling
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionBritish National Road Race Series
TypeSingle day race
History
First edition1952 (1952)
Editions69 (as of 2021)
First winner Stan Blair (GBR)
Most wins Ray Wetherell (GBR) (5 wins)
Most recent Finn Crockett (GBR)

The Beaumont Trophy is a cycle road race first run in 1952. The Trophy was presented to the Gosforth Road Club by Rex Beaumont who was a local cycle wholesaler on Tyneside. The Gosforth Road Club had been created in July 1951 as an offshoot of the Ridley Cycling Club as a result of young riders being unable to gain entry into local races. The race was run under BLRC Regulations from 1952 until 1959 when it came under the regulations of the newly formed British Cycling Federation. It was run continuously from 1952 to 2019, as the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. This 67 year streak made it the longest-running road race in the UK. In the early 1950s the race started and finished in Gosforth Park where the clubhouse was situated. In the early '60s, the start/finish moved to Ponteland because of an increase in traffic. Race distances were normally 85–90 miles and the route was out and back finishing at Cottage Homes, Ponteland.

In the early 1980s the start/finish moved to the west of Newcastle but this did not last long. In the mid-'80s the race moved to Stamfordham where it has remained ever since. When it became a Premier Calendar event followed by it becoming a UCI 1.2 and then part of the National Road race series the distance increased to over 100 miles and started to use a circuit that normally incorporated the Ryals. The race became part of the Cyclone Festival of Cycling in 2007 as a British Cycling Premier Calendar Race. In 2011 it was the Men's British National Championships won by Bradley Wiggins; the Festival also ran the Women's National Road Race Championships won by Lizzie Armistead. The Beaumont Trophy was again the Men's National Road Race Championships in 2018 and was won by Connor Swift. Over the period of time the race has been held, it has used a number of different routes. It has used a variation of routes around Stamfordham for the past 20 years.

The race has been organised by the current organiser since 1984. It is part of the current British National Road Race Series and was a UCI 1.2 Race for 3 years.

Past winners

[1]

Year Country Rider Team
1952  Great Britain Stan Blair Viking Cycles[2]
1953  Great Britain Don Sanderson Northern Couriers
1954  Great Britain Des Robinson Huddersfield RC
1955  Great Britain Don Sanderson Northern Couriers
1958  Great Britain Bill Baty Tyne Velo
1962  Great Britain Derek Hepple Tyne Valley RC
1963  Great Britain Ron Gardener Tranent Thistle CC
1964  Great Britain John Dixon Barnesbury CC
1965  Great Britain Norman Baty Tyne Velo
1966  Great Britain Ray Wetherell Newcastle Cheviot
1967  Great Britain Ray Wetherell Newcastle Cheviot
1968  Great Britain Ray Wetherell Newcastle Cheviot
1969  Great Britain Paul Blackett VC Electric
1970  Great Britain Eddie McGourley Houghton CC
1971  Great Britain Ray Wetherell Newcastle Cheviot
1972  Great Britain Ray Wetherell Newcastle Cheviot
1973  Great Britain Joseph Waugh Tyne RC
1975  Great Britain Robin Childes Cleveland Couriers
1976  Great Britain Alan Topp Cleveland Couriers
1982  Great Britain Richard Healy Ryton Cheviot CC
1983  Great Britain Arthur Caygill Richmond & Darlington CC
1990  Great Britain Robert Harris Leeds RRC
1991  Great Britain Andy Matheson Musselburgh RRC
1993  Great Britain Richard Moore Hull Couriers
1994  Great Britain Paul Curran Optimum Performance
1995  Great Britain Mark Walsham Optimum Performance
1997  Great Britain Paul Blackett Jr. North East RT
1998  Great Britain Elliot Gowland Sunderland Clarion
1999  Great Britain Ian Childes Middridge CRT
2000  Great Britain Billy Mitchinson STG Racing
2001  Great Britain Glen Turnbull VC Briganti
2002  Great Britain Richard Sutcliffe York Cycleworks
2003  Great Britain Graham McGarrity Scotoil RT
2004  Great Britain Mark Wordsworth Doncaster Wheelers
2005  Great Britain Malcolm Elliott Pinarello–Assos
2006  Great Britain Evan Oliphant Recycling.co.uk[3]
2007  Great Britain Russell Downing Health Net–Maxxis[4]
2008  Great Britain Rob Hayles Team Halfords Bikehut[5]
2009  Great Britain Bradley Wiggins Garmin–Slipstream[6]
2010  Great Britain Chris Newton Rapha Condor–Sharp
2011  Great Britain Bradley Wiggins Team Sky[7]
2012  Great Britain Russell Downing Endura Racing
2013  Great Britain Dean Downing Madison Genesis[8]
2014  Great Britain Kristian House Rapha Condor–JLT[9]
2015  Great Britain Christopher Latham Great Britain (national team)[10]
2016  New Zealand Dion Smith ONE Pro Cycling
2017  Great Britain Peter Williams ONE Pro Cycling
2018  Great Britain Connor Swift Madison Genesis


2020 No race due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom
2021[11]  Great Britain Jacob Scott Canyon dhb SunGod
2022[12]  Great Britain Jack Rootkin-Gray Saint Piran
2023  Great Britain Finn Crockett Saint Piran

References

  1. ^ "British Classics: Beaumont Trophy 60 years and counting". VeloUK. LH Publishing. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Beaumont Trophy Event Information". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  3. ^ "2006 results". Cycling TV. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Beaumont Trophy 2007". Gosforth Road Club. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Beaumont Trophy 2008". Gosforth Road Club. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Beaumont Trophy 2009". Gosforth Road Club. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Cyclone's Beaumont Trophy". Cycling World. Archived from the original on 22 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  8. ^ Kennedy, Andrew. "Road: Dean Downing clinches Beaumont Trophy win". British Cycling. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  9. ^ "2014 Beaumont Trophy". velowire.com. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Chris Latham wins Beaumont Trophy". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Jacob Scott and Canyon dhb SunGod take honours at HSBC UK | National Road Series". British Cycling. British Cycling Federation. 28 September 2021. Retrieved 31 July 2022.
  12. ^ "RR Result: Beaumont Trophy/Curlew Cup | velouk.net".
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