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2022 Curlew Cup and Beaumont Trophy: report and results

Alice McWilliam and Jack Rootkin-Gray end the season with their first National Road Series victories

Alice McWilliam (Bianchi HUNT Morvélo) capped a breakthrough season with her first National Road Series in the Curlew Cup, while Sammie Stuart (CAMS-Basso) recovered from a mid-race puncture to claim a deserved National Road Series title.

In the Beaumont Trophy, Jack Rootkin-Gray and Alex Richardson (both Saint Piran) repeated their Ryedale Grasscrete Grand Prix rout with a dominant 1-2. Rob Scott (WiV SunGod), meanwhile, claimed the men’s National Road Series title.

Featured photo: Craig Zadoroznyj/SWpix.com.


Curlew Cup

A select bunch of just 33 riders rolled out of Stamfordham on a fresh, sunny Autumn day, each set to do battle over three laps of a 40-kilometre circuit featuring the 2.7 kilometre Ryals climb as its centrepiece.

2022 Women’s National Road Series Round 8 – Curlew Cup, Stamfordham Village, Northumberland. Photo: Craig Zadoroznyj/SWpix.com

Alex Morrice (Team LDN – Brother UK), a revelation in her debut season this year, took the first QOM on the first ascent of the Ryals. Thereafter, it was StolenGoat Race Team’s Miriam Jessett who made the first meaningful move of the day, punching clear of the bunch and leading solo as she completed the first lap of the day.

She was joined by Jess Finney (CAMS-Basso) and Lucy Harris (Team Boompods) on the second lap and by the time they had reached the Ryals for the second time, Finney and Harris had dropped Jessett.

2022 Women’s National Road Series Round 8 – Curlew Cup, Stamfordham Village, Northumberland. Jess Finney and Lucy Harris. Photo: Craig Zadoroznyj/SWpix.com

Behind, Bianchi HUNT Morvélo team were controlling affairs, keen to set McWilliam up in her bid to overcome her 18-point deficit to National Road Series leader Stuart.

Disaster then nearly struck for Stuart. An untimely puncture left her scrabbling in no man’s land behind a thinning bunch. After two bike changes and a challenging chase, however, she eventually made it back.

By the time of the final ascent of the Ryals, Finney and Harris had long been swept up. Morrice tried a move, marked by Connie Hayes (AWOL O’Shea), but that too was brought back.

It was a select few riders who hurtled to the finish line at Stamfordham for the final sprint. McWilliam powered clear to take her first National Road Series win – her team’s first too – to round off what has been an excellent season for the 27-year-old.

2022 Women’s National Road Series Round 8 – Curlew Cup, Stamfordham Village, Northumberland. Alice McWilliam takes the win. Photo: Craig Zadoroznyj/SWpix.com

Elinor Barker (Uno-X Pro Cycling Team) continued her return to form after maternity leave to finish second, while Team Boompod’s Monica Greenwood was third. Lucy Lee (Team LDN – Brother UK) – second place in the National Road Series before this race – scored yet more Series points to finish fourth, while Hayes was the best under-23 in fifth.

Could Stuart finish high enough to protect her Series lead from McWilliam and Lee? In short, yes. She took an excellent sixth despite her earlier efforts to end an excellent season as the National Road Series winner. McWilliam was second, just eight points back, with Lee in third.

Junior Emma Jeffers finished the Series as the best under-23 rider, while CAMS-Basso won the team title. Team Boompods were second in the team standings, a fine result for the Elite Development Team.

Beaumont Trophy

The Ryedale Grasscrete Grand Prix featured a dominant Saint Piran display by Alex Richardson and Jack Rootkin-Gray, and the duo repeated the feat at the Beaumont Trophy.

With aggressive racing and a strong breeze blowing from the off, the race was fractious throughout.

The first major move of the day featured a large break of 18 riders. Zeb Kyffin, Matthew King (both Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling), Elliot Barratt (SRCT MUC-OFF), Jim Brown, Josh Whitehead (both WiV SunGod), Ed Morgan, William Roberts (both Wales Racing Academy), Ben Granger (Zappi Racing Team), Thomas Armstrong (Electro Hiper Europa – Caldas), George Peden (Team PB Performance), Cooper Sayers and Adam Lewis (both Saint Piran) were amongst those in the break as they crossed the start/finish line with 50 kilometres of the 182-kilometre course covered.

2022 Men’s National Road Series Round 7 – Beaumont Trophy, Stamfordham Village, Northumberland. Saint Piran take the win. The early move. Photo: Craig Zadoroznyj/SWpix.com

Behind, National Road Series leader Scott – feeling the effects of a recent chest infection – had made his way into the second group on the road, but his efforts were in vain as he eventually dropped off the chase and began to lose ground.

Meanwhile, Rootkin-Gray, Richardson and Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling’s Ross Lamb were having no such trouble, all having made their way across to the front of the race.

2022 Men’s National Road Series Round 7 – Beaumont Trophy, Stamfordham Village, Northumberland. Saint Piran take the win. The lead group on the Ryals. Photo: Craig Zadoroznyj/SWpix.com

This trio all featured in a reformed front group on the Ryals, accompanied by Brown, Whitehead and Morgan, but they soon pushed clear again, leading the race with just 20 kilometres remaining.

Rootkin-Gray and Richardson then dropped Lamb, and as they headed toward the finish with a decent lead, the only question was which of the two would cross the lt. This time it was Rootkin-Gray who took the win – his first National Road Series Victory – to finish a remarkable second half of the season. The 19-year-old will be one to watch next season.

2022 Men’s National Road Series Round 7 – Beaumont Trophy, Stamfordham Village, Northumberland. Saint Piran take the win. Jack Rootkin-Gray left and teammate Alex Richardson right. Photo: Craig Zadoroznyj/SWpix.com

Lamb came in third, with Whitehead and Brown rounding out the top five.

Rob Scott failed to finish but nonetheless won the National Road Series overall, mainly thanks to his nearest rival, Jake Scott, securing only a minor placing (16th) – not quite enough to leapfrog his namesake and take his second Series title in a row.

Rootkin-Gray’s win meant he finished as the top under-23 in the National Road Series, overtaking Toby Barnes (WiV SunGod). WiV SunGod had long-secured the team win, with Ribble Weldite Pro Cycling finishing second in what looks set to be the team’s final season. Dolan Ellesse Race Team were the best-placed elite team in sixth.


Curlew Cup

Provisional results only – time gaps incorrect. Awaiting updated results from British Cycling.

14Alice McWilliamBIANCHI HUNT MORVELO3:32:22
251Elinor Barker MBEUno-X Pro Cycling Teamst
320Monica GreenwoodTeam Boompodsst
426Lucy LeeTeam LDN – Brother UKst
51Connie Hayes (U23)AWOL O’Sheast
615Sammie StuartCAMS-Bassost
728Alex Morrice (U23)Team LDN – Brother UKst
821Lucy HarrisTeam Boompodsst
924Mary WilkinsonTeam Boompodsst
108Jessica FinneyCAMS-Bassost
1125Dannielle WatkinsonTeam LDN – Brother UKst
1327Kerry MiddletonTeam LDN – Brother UKst
1444Miriam JessettStolenGoat Race Teamst
1532Emma Jeffers (JR)JRC-INTERFLON Race Teamst
1623Keri PartonTeam Boompodsst
1737Katarzyna MadejOnyx Racing Teamst
1845Erin Avill (U23)Storey Racingst
1947Anna WeaverTeam Kirkley Cyclesst
2042Rachel GallerSaint Piran WRTst
2117Harriet WilsonJadan – Vive le Velost
2222Sian MarshTeam Boompodsst
2Francesca Morgans-SladerAWOL O’SheaDNF
14Becky StorrieCAMS-BassoDNF
16Kirstie Drakeford (U23)Jadan – Vive le VeloDNF
18Lola Ellis (JR)Jadan – Vive le VeloDNF
19Jen McMahonJadan – Vive le VeloDNF
31Sophie Holmes (U23)Datalynx-Parenesis CyclingDNF
40Sarah CramoysanReifen RacingDNF
43Charlotte GibsonSaint Piran WRTDNF
49Morven Yeoman (JR)Tofauti Everyone ActiveDNF
50Jayati HineUniversity of Sheffield CCDNF
3Libby Smithson (U23)AWOL O’SheaDNS
9Sophie Lewis (U23)CAMS-BassoDNS
10Emma MatthewsCAMS-BassoDNS
11Beth Morrow (U23)CAMS-BassoDNS
12Katie Scott (U23)CAMS-BassoDNS
13Danielle ShrosbreeCAMS-BassoDNS
29Arianne HollandAlba Development Road TeamDNS
30Lotty Dawson (JR)Backstedt Bike Performance JRTDNS
33Flora Knight (U23)Loughborough LightningDNS
34Lauren LanghamMoonglu Race TeamDNS
35Lauren RobinsonMoonglu Race TeamDNS
36Megan Panton (U23)Multum Accountants – LSK LadiesCycling TeamDNS
38Robyn Clay (U23)Otley CCDNS
39Teri BaylissReifen RacingDNS
41Nicola Greenwood (U23)RFDADNS
46Joanne ReaTeam Kirkley CyclesDNS
48Lucy Neatham (U23)Team Watto-LDNDNS
52Amber Junker-Brameld (JR)VC LondresDNS
53Megan WalkerWahoo Endurance Zone p/b Le ColDNS

Beaumont Trophy

149Jack Rootkin-Gray (U23)Saint Piran4:16:32
251Alexandar RichardsonSaint Piranst
335Ross LambRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling+1:16
47Josh Whitehead (U23)WiV Sungod+2:27
52Jim Brown (U23)WiV Sungod+3:37
652Cooper SayersSaint Piranst
7132Ben Granger (U23)Zappi Racing Teamst
834Zeb KyffinRibble Weldtite Pro Cyclingst
9100Thomas ArmstrongElectro Hiper Europa – Caldasst
1047Adam LewisSaint Piranst
1187Edward Morgan (U23)Wales Racing Academy+3:40
1236Matthew KingRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling+5:15
1337Red WaltersRibble Weldtite Pro Cyclingst
141Jacob ScottWiV Sungodst
1525Sebastian GarryNopinz Motip Race Team+5:18
1688William RobertsWales Racing Academy+6:22
174Damien ClaytonWiV Sungodst
1870George PedenTeam PB Performance+7:09
19108Rowan Baker (U23)London Dynamo+8:04
20111Matthew Houlberg (U23)Meudon Pedal Heaven Le Col RT+8:54
2189Owain Roberts (U23)Wales Racing Academyst
2224Dean WatsonEmbark – Bikestrongst
23120Matthew Warhurst (U23)SRCT MUC-OFF+9:11
2450Leon MazzoneSaint Piran+10:16
2590William Truelove (U23)Wales Racing Academyst
2613Jack CrookDolan Ellesse Race Teamst
2726Cameron McLarenNopinz Motip Race Teamst
28104George Radcliffe (U23)Identity Racingst
2921David Hird (U23)Embark – Bikestrongst
3074Thomas Mitchell (U23)trainSharp Elitest
31119Elliot Barratt (U23)SRCT MUC-OFFst
3299Tobias BartlettDoddington Cycling Club+10:46
3365Lee Rosie (U23)Spokes Racing Teamst
34114Ben MillarPrimera-TeamJobsst
3554Farley Barber (U23)Spirit BSSst
3627Marinus PetersenNopinz Motip Race Team+10:51
3759Irfan Zaman (U23)Spirit BSS+10:54
38115Oliver Winwood BratchellPrimera-TeamJobs+10:57
39102Harry MacfarlaneGFTL+11:53
4041James JenkinsRichardsons Trek DAS+12:42
4111Adam Mitchell (U23)Cycling Sheffieldst
4222Joseph Rees (U23)Embark – Bikestrong+12:44
4339Sean MullenRichardsons Trek DASst
4455Frazier CarrSpirit BSS+12:49
4557Josh HousleySpirit BSS+16:36
4656Angus Hawkins (U23)Spirit BSS+17:06
5Robert ScottWiV SungodDNF
6Euan Macleod (U23)WiV SungodDNF
10James McKayCycling SheffieldDNF
12George Wood (U23)Cycling SheffieldDNF
20Michael ChadwickEmbark – BikestrongDNF
29Tom Williams (U23)Nopinz Motip Race TeamDNF
30Jenson Brown (U23)Ribble rechrg Race TeamDNF
31Daniel Kain (U23)Ribble rechrg Race TeamDNF
32Hugo Lutz-Atkinson (U23)Ribble rechrg Race TeamDNF
33Fergus Robinson (U23)Ribble rechrg Race TeamDNF
38Cameron JeffersRichardsons Trek DASDNF
40Aaron Freeman (U23)Richardsons Trek DASDNF
42Matthew Lord (U23)Richardsons Trek DASDNF
43Conor McGoldrickRichardsons Trek DASDNF
45Aaron Stone (U23)Richardsons Trek DASDNF
46William BjergfeltSaint PiranDNF
53Bradley SymondsSaint PiranDNF
58George KimberSpirit BSSDNF
60Thomas Price (U23)Spirit BSSDNF
61Joshua Price (U23)Spirit BSSDNF
67James BentleyTeam PB PerformanceDNF
68Jacques Coates (U23)Team PB PerformanceDNF
71Kieran Riley (U23)Team PB PerformanceDNF
72Max SillifantTeam PB PerformanceDNF
73Samuel Clark (U23)trainSharp EliteDNF
75Danylo RiwnyjtrainSharp EliteDNF
81Oliver Rees (U23)TRINITY Road RacingDNF
91Matti Dobbins (U23)Wheelbase CabTech CastelliDNF
93Tom MerryWheelbase CabTech CastelliDNF
96Tim Shoreman (U23)Wheelbase CabTech CastelliDNF
97Daniel ReesAPI-Metrow/Bodyby JRDNF

National Road Series standings



1Sammie StuartCAMS-Basso133
3Lucy LeeTeam LDN – Brother UK120
4Mary WilkinsonTeam Boompods89
5Jessica FinneyCAMS-Basso78
6Emma Jeffers (JR)JRC-INTERFLON Race Team73
7Jessie CarridgeBrother UK-Orientation Marketing72
8Connie Hayes (U23)AWOL O’Shea72
9Monica GreenwoodTeam Boompods64
10Danielle ShrosbreeCAMS-Basso60
11Becky StorrieCAMS-Basso50
12Hayley PreenTorelli-Cayman-Islands-Scimitar50
13Alex Morrice (U23)Team LDN – Brother UK46
14Jo TindleyPro-Noctis – Rotor – RedchilliBikes by Heidi Kjeldsen45
15Josie Nelson (U23)Team Coop-Hitec Products44
16Lucy Ellmore (U23)Pro-Noctis – Rotor – RedchilliBikes by Heidi Kjeldsen44
17Robyn Clay (U23)Otley CC43
18Anna KayStarCasino Team42
19Kate Richardson (U23)Alba Development Road Team40
20Emma MatthewsCAMS-Basso40
21Annamarie LippTorelli-Cayman-Islands-Scimitar39
22Lee Boon (U23)Torelli-Cayman-Islands-Scimitar35
23Marine GuerinSprinter Nice Metropole34
24Beth Morrow (U23)CAMS-Basso34
25Nicole CoatesTorelli-Cayman-Islands-Scimitar34
26Abi Smith (U23)EF Education-TIBCO-SVB30
27Zoe LanghamPro-Noctis – Rotor – RedchilliBikes by Heidi Kjeldsen29
28Millie Couzens (U23)Plantur-Pura28
29Elinor Barker MBEUno-X Pro Cycling Team28
30Madelaine Leech (U23)CAMS-Basso28
31Lucy HarrisTeam Boompods28
32Eluned King (U23)Le Col – Wahoo26
33Beth Maciver (U23)Alba Development Road Team24
34Frankie Morgans-SladerAWOL O’Shea24
35Bexy DewPro-Noctis – Rotor – RedchilliBikes by Heidi Kjeldsen22
37Ellen McDermottTeam Boompods20
38Awen Roberts (JR)Liv Cycling Club – Halo Films20
39April Tacey (U23)Le Col – Wahoo18
40Amber HardingLoughborough Lightning17
41Grace Lister (JR)Brother UK-Orientation Marketing16
42Alice LethbridgeAWOL O’Shea12
43Beth Harley-JepsonJadan – Vive le Velo11
44Dannielle WatkinsonTeam LDN – Brother UK10
45Lucy Gadd (U23)Storey Racing10
46Madeleine GammonsSaint Piran WRT10
47Amy GornallPro-Noctis – Rotor – RedchilliBikes by Heidi Kjeldsen10
48Katarzyna MadejOnyx Racing Team10
49Amira MellorSpectra Wiggle p/b Vitus9
50Kerry MiddletonTeam LDN – Brother UK8
51Dannielle KhanBianchi Hunt Morvelo8
52Niamh Murphy (JR)Liv Cycling Club – Halo Films8
53Izzy SharpBrother UK-Orientation Marketing7
54Miriam JessettStolenGoat Race Team7
55Isabel Darvill (U23)Pro-Noctis – Rotor – RedchilliBikes by Heidi Kjeldsen7
56Zoe Backstedt (JR)Acrog-Tormans6
57Keri PartonTeam Boompods5
58Katie Scott (U23)CAMS-Basso5
59Ella Maclean-Howell (JR)Tofauti Everyone Active4
60Heather MayerTeam LDN – Brother UK4
61Maddie Wadsworth (U23)AWOL O’Shea4
62Erin Avill (U23)Storey Racing3
63Sophie EneverAlba Development Road Team3
64Olivia BentleyTorelli-Cayman-Islands-Scimitar3
65Ella Jamieson (JR)Liv Cycling Club – Halo Films3
66Anna WeaverTeam Kirkley Cycles2
67Tiffany Keep (U23)Team LDN – Brother UK2
68Rachael WalesARA Pro Racing Sunshine Coast2
69Rachel GallerSaint Piran WRT1
70Kinga Ingram (U23)Storey Racing1
71Gemma SargentSaint Piran WRT1
72Suzetta GuerriniJadan – Vive le Velo1


2Team Boompods208
3Team LDN – Brother UK152
5Pro-Noctis – Rotor – RedchilliBikes by Heidi Kjeldsen122
7Brother UK-Orientation Marketing95
8Alba Development Road Team67
9AWOL OShea42
11Liv Cycling Club – Halo Films31
12Loughborough Lightning12
13Saint Piran WRT11
13Jadan – Vive le Velo11
15Spectra Wiggle p/b Vitus9
16Tofauti Everyone Active4
17Storey Racing1



1Robert ScottWiV Sungod140
2Jacob ScottWiV Sungod136
3Finn CrockettRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling110
4Matthew BostockWiV Sungod91
5Zeb KyffinRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling84
6Jack Rootkin-Gray (U23)Saint Piran82
7Alexandar RichardsonSaint Piran80
8Toby Barnes (U23)WiV Sungod78
9Jim Brown (U23)WiV Sungod72
10Harry Birchill (U23)Saint Piran62
11Stuart BalfourRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling47
12Ben Granger (U23)Zappi Racing Team45
13Sam Culverwell (U23)TRINITY Road Racing44
14Cooper SayersSaint Piran43
15Benjamin PerryWiV Sungod41
16Josh Whitehead (U23)WiV Sungod41
17Joe Wilson (U23)Dolan Ellesse Race Team40
18Dan GardnerProject 5137
19Rory TownsendWiV Sungod36
20Luke LampertiTRINITY Road Racing30
21George KimberSpirit BSS30
22Ross LambRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling26
23Adam LewisSaint Piran26
24Matthew TeggartWiV Sungod24
25Adam Mitchell (U23)Cycling Sheffield23
26Sebastian GarryNopinz Motip Race Team22
27Oliver PeckoverRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling22
28Conor McGoldrickRichardsons Trek DAS20
29Andrew NicholsTeam Lifting Gear Products16
30Harry TanfieldRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling15
31Thomas ArmstrongElectro Hiper Europa – Caldas14
32Oliver WoodWiV Sungod14
33Max Walker (U23)TRINITY Road Racing14
34Red WaltersRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling13
35Robert DonaldsonTeam Inspired13
36James JenkinsRichardsons Trek DAS13
37Alistair SlaterClancy Briggs Cycling Academy12
38Samuel Clark (U23)trainSharp Elite12
39Matthew Fox (U23)Wheelbase CabTech Castelli12
40Leon MazzoneSaint Piran12
41Edward Morgan (U23)Wales Racing Academy10
42Samuel Beckett (U23)Wales Racing Academy10
43Matthew KingRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling9
44Jack CrookDolan Ellesse Race Team9
45Logan Maclean (U23)Wheelbase CabTech Castelli9
46George PedenTeam PB Performance9
47Tyler Hannay (U23)CC Etupes8
48Lee Rosie (U23)Spokes Racing Team7
49Steven ParsonageRichardsons Trek DAS7
50William RobertsWales Racing Academy5
51William Truelove (U23)Wales Racing Academy5
52Jacques Coates (U23)Team PB Performance5
53Damien ClaytonWiV Sungod4
54Max Rushby (U23)Acrog-Tormans4
55Jamieson Blain (U23)Embark – Bikestrong4
56James JobberKuwait Pro Cycling Team3
57Callum Thornley (U23)Wheelbase CabTech Castelli3
58Charlie TanfieldRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling3
59Rowan Baker (U23)London Dynamo2
60Josh HousleySpirit BSS2
61William PerrettSpellman – Dublin Port Track Team2
62Matthew Taylor (U23)Dolan Ellesse Race Team1
63Matthew Houlberg (U23)Meudon Pedal Heaven Le Col RT1
64George Wood (U23)Cycling Sheffield1


1WiV Sungod417
2Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling252
3Saint Piran180
4Team Inspired77
5TRINITY Road Racing62
6Dolan Ellesse Race Team50
7Richardsons Trek DAS32
8Wales Racing Academy30
9Spirit BSS29
10Wheelbase CabTech Castelli24
11Nopinz Motip Race Team22
11Le Col22
13Cycling Sheffield20
14Zappi Racing Team18
15Team PB Performance14
16trainSharp Elite12
17Spokes Racing Team7
18Embark – Bikestrong4