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2018 National Road Race Championships

Results: Women's Race / Men's Race

Race Report: British Cycling Website


The 2018 HSBC UK National Road Race Championships will take place on Sunday 1st July and will be the closing event of the four-day Cyclone Festival of Cycling. The best male and female riders in the country will compete to be the National Champion is Senior and Under-23 categories.


Both races will start and finish in the picturesque village of Stamfordham, situated around 20km west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.


There will be two main spectator hubs: Stamfordham village centre, where there will be a range of facilities including food stalls, children's entertainment, car parking (small fee) and a big screen; and the Ryals climb, where there will be a car park (small fee). See map below (or download programme) for locations.


Please bring cash with you if you are spectating at the National Road Championships in Stamfordham. Very few of the local facilities, permanent or set up just for the day, are able to accept card/digital payments. This is due to the network limitations in the village.

TV Coverage

The 2018 HSBC UK | National Road Championships will be broadcast live on ITV. ITV’s broadcast will begin at 3pm, with highlights of the women’s road race followed by the live culmination of the men’s race. The programme will then be available on the ITV Hub for 27 days after the event.

Who is Riding?

Road Race Entry Lists - with names such as Cavendish, Barker, Barnes, Dowsett, Cumming, Thomas, Storey and Rowe confirmed, it's a great line-up of riders. Full lists below:
Women / Men

Women's Race:

Start: 08.45
Distance: 106km
Categories: Senior women, Under-23 women
The Contenders - we look at some of the potential contenders and how the race might be won - Race Guide
Entry: Enter here

Men's Race:

Start: 13.00
Distance: 185km
Categories: Senior men, Under-23 men
The Contenders - we look at some of the potential contenders and how the race might be won - Race Guide
Entry: Enter here
Confirmed Riders - Steve Cummings



Women's Race / Men's Race - Detailed timings, maps, facilities etc (word files)


Cyclone Festival of Cycling Programme - maps and timings for all four events of the Festival (pdf file)


National Road Championships

 Year  Senior Men
 Senior Women
 2017  Steve Cummings
 Lizzie Deignan
 2016  Adam Blythe
 Hannah Barnes
 2015  Peter Kennaugh
 Lizzie Armitstead
 2014  Peter Kennaugh
 Laura Trott
 2013  Mark Cavendish
 Lizzie Armitstead
 2012  Ian Stannard
 Sharon Laws
 2011  Bradley Wiggins
 Lizzie Armitstead
 2010  Geraint Thomas
 Emma Pooley

Beaumont Trophy & Curlew Cup

 Year  Beaumont Trophy
 Curlew Cup
 2017  Peter Williams
 Julie Erskine
 2016  Dion Smith
 Nikki Juniper
 2015  Chris Latham
 Laura Massey
 2014  Kristian House
  Katie Archibald
 2013  Dean Downing
Hannah Barnes
 2012  Russell Downing
 Dame Sarah Storey
 2011  Bradley Wiggins
 Lizzie Armitstead
 2010  Chris Newton


Sir Bradley Wiggins won the Beaumont Trophy twice, including in 2011, the last time the Beaumont Trophy was also the National Road Championships. The women's race winner that year was Lizzie Deignan, then Lizzie Armitstead, the first of her four national Road titles.

The 2011 Women's race paved the way for the launch of the Curlew Cup in 2012 and the race has rapidly established itself as one of the toughest and most iconic races in the calendar and has been part of the National women's Road Series in recent years.

In 2012 the Race was won by Dame Sarah Storey and in 2013 by Hannah Barnes. In 2014 the event was won by Katie Archibald who has since gone on to Olympic and World titles on the Track. In 2015 the race was won by Laura Massey, in 2016 by Nicki Juniper and in 2017 by Julie Erskine.

The Beaumont Trophy was 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. In recent years the race has been part of British Cycling's national series, the Premier Calendar, before gaining international status and being run as a UCI 1.2 event in 2013 - 2017.





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