2023 Curlew Cup and Beaumont Trophy: report and results

Corinne Side won the Curlew Cup as Monica Greenwood sealed the National Road Series title, 17 September 2023

Corinne Side (Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee) took a huge win as she powered to sprint victory in the Curlew Cup, the final round of the 2023 National Road Series. Meanwhile fifth place for Monica Greenwood (DAS-Handsling) was enough to seal the individual National Road Series title, with her team taking team Series honours.

Finn Crockett (Saint Piran) won the Beaumont Trophy, Saint Piran’s fourth National Road Series win in as many rounds. His teammate Zeb Kyffin completed another dominant day for the squad as he was confirmed as 2023 National Road Series champion, with Saint Piran also victorious in the team standings.

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Curlew Cup

73 riders took to the start of the 2023 Curlew Cup in Stamfordham, Northumberland, the final round of the National Road Series.

2023 National Road Series Round 5 – 2023 Curlew Cup – Stamfordham, Northumberland, England – The peloton led by Alice Lethbridge of Loughborough Lightning. Craig Zadoroznyj/

Rain featured in the early stages of the race, with the peloton still all together after the first of three 40.8km laps.

As the rain began to recede, Ellen McDermott (Team Boompods) enlivened the race with a solo attack on lap two.

As she took the bell she had 1’14” on the chasing bunch. McDermott was reeled in on the final lap, however, sparking a series of counterattacks.

None were successful, however, and with three kilometres to go what was left of the bunch remained intact, a sprint looking inevitable.

As the speeding peloton hit the finishing straight, Side time her effort to perfection, creating a gap over her rivals to take a convincing win.

2023 National Road Series Round 5 – 2023 Curlew Cup – Stamfordham, Northumberland, England – Corinne Side of Team Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee wins the 2023 Curlew Cup. Image: Craig Zadoroznyj/

First-year under-23 Emma Jeffers (DAS Handling) was second, with junior rider Sophie Smith (Cycling Club Isle of Man) taking a tremendous third.

Remarkably, McDermott was fourth despite her time out front.

Series leader Monica Greenwood (DAS-Handsling) finished fifth to seal a maiden National Road Series victory. Robyn Clay ((Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee), eighth on the line, won the prize for the best under-23 rider in the Series.

2023 National Road Series Round 5 – 2023 Curlew Cup – Stamfordham, Northumberland, England – Series Leader Monica Greenwood of Team DAS Handsling Bikes climbing the Ryal’s Hill. Image: Craig Zadoroznyj/

Greenwood’s DAS-Handsling team packed out the top placings to cement the team win in the National Road Series. Side’s win helped Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee to leapfrog over Hutchinson-Brother to finish second, the best elite team of 2023.

Beaumont Trophy

A field of 98 starters rolled out of Stamfordham in the afternoon for the Beaumont Trophy, TRINITY Racing’s Ollie Rees and Finlay Pickering among the late withdrawals.

A group of four riders broke clear early on. John Archibald (Huub Wattbike), William Truelove (ROKiT-SRCT), newly-crowned Scottish road race champion Tim Shoreman (Wheelbase CabTech Castelli) and Damien Clayton (Unattached) had a lead of 1’22” as they crossed the line at the end of lap one.

2023 Beaumont Trophy – Stamfordham, Northumberland, England – William Truelove of Team ROKiT-SRCT, John Archibald of HUUB WattShop, Tim Shoreman of Wheelbase CabTech Castelli and Damien Clayton in the breakaway. Image: Craig Zadoroznyj/

A lap later, Shoreman had been reabsorbed by the peloton, with the lead of the remaining three down to 45 seconds.

It was all change at the end of lap three. A new break had formed, with survivor from the first break, Clayton, joined by four under-23 riders: Lukas Nerurkar and Max Walker (both of TRINITY Racing), Ed Morgan (Wales Racing Academy), and Joe Brookes (Halesowen Academy). They had a 47 second gap over the line.

Image: Craig Zadoroznyj/

The race was in pieces by the time the leaders arrived at the line for the 20km finishing circuit. Nerurkar, Brookes and Walker had around 25 seconds on Morgan and Clayton. Behind, Saint Piran’s Finn Crockett, Zeb Kyffin, and Alex Richardson were surging clear of a decimated, fractured ‘peloton’, 1’30” in deficit to the lead trio.

Nerurkar and Walker dropped Brookes on the final lap but the Saint Piran chasers – who had swept up Clayton, Morgan, and Brookes, and also gained teammate Jack Rootkin-Gray – were closing fast.

Indeed, they had caught the TRINITY pair with 2km to go, leaving a select group to battle it out for victory.

Crockett won the sprint for the line to take his first National Road Series victory, his teammate Rootkin-Gray – last year’s race winner – in second. Walker prevented another Saint Piran clean sweep with third.

Image: Craig Zadoroznyj/

Kyffin’s ninth place confirmed him as the individual National Road Series champion, his teammate Rootkin-Gray in second. Rootkin-Gray finished as the best under-23 rider in the Series. Saint Piran also won the team prize, with Wheelbase CabTech Castelli, second in the team rankings, the best-placed elite team.


Curlew Cup

149Corinne SidePro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee3:17:17
220Emma Jeffers (U23)DAS – Handsling Bikesst
317Sophie Smith (JR)Cycling Club Isle of Manst
465Ellen McDermottTeam Boompodsst
518Monica GreenwoodDAS – Handsling Bikesst
622Grace Lister (U23)DAS – Handsling Bikesst
763Charlotte Hodgkins-ByrneTeam Boompodsst
85Eilidh Shaw (U23)Alba Development Road Teamst
845Robyn Clay (U23)Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffeest
109Harriet GrahamBrother UK – Orientation Marketingst
1139Beth Harley-JepsonJadan Vive le Velo Glasdonst
1267Lauren RobinsonTeam Boompodsst
1346Bexy DewPro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffeest
1457Rachel GallerSaint Piran WRTst
152Sophie EneverAlba Development Road Teamst
1691Elizabeth Hermollest
1723Beth Morrow (U23)DAS – Handsling Bikesst
1890Penny Colloffst
1980Caitlin DimblebyLe Col Race Teamst
2016Ruby Oakes (JR)Cycling Club Isle of Manst
2164Sian MarshTeam Boompodsst
2288Megan AndersonTactic UK WRTst
2319Francesca HallDAS – Handsling Bikesst
2496Emma Watsonst
2574Lauren LanghamWahoo – Le Colst
2687Erin Avill (U23)Storey Racingst
2752Jo TindleyPro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffeest
2848Zoe LanghamPro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffeest
2951Annabel Ramsay (U23)Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffeest
307Amelia Tyler (U23)Alba Development Road Teamst
313Arianne HollandAlba Development Road Teamst
3282Natalie LyeMuckle Cycle Clubst
3326Maddie HeywoodFTP – Fulfil The Potential – Racingst
3450Millie SkinnerPro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffeest
3566Gemma MitchellTeam Boompodsst
3642Alice LethbridgeLoughborough Lightningst
3786Rosie SimmonsSouthampton University Road Clubst
3872Lizi BrookeWahoo – Le Col+7
3933Ruth ShierHutchinson – Brother UKst
4094Savannah Morganst
4169Jayati HineTeam Boompods+18
4232Molly PatchHutchinson – Brother UKst
4334Dannielle WatkinsonHutchinson – Brother UKst
4453Nicola GreenwoodRFDAst
4537Emily ChiltonJadan Vive le Velo Glasdonst
466Victoria SmithAlba Development Road Teamst
4735Lydia WattsHutchinson – Brother UKst
4884Cecilia HimeParadigm Cyclesst
4968Lauren WatsonTeam Boompodsst
5011Amber Junker-Brameld (U23)Brother UK – Orientation Marketingst
5138Kirstie Drakeford (U23)Jadan Vive le Velo Glasdonst
5256Hannah BayesSaint Piran WRT+22
5371Maya Branfoot (U23)Wahoo – Le Col+3:15
5441Roisin Lally (U23)Loughborough Lightning+5:18
5529Charlotte BerryHutchinson – Brother UK+8:29
5647Amy GornallPro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee+21:48
1Daisy BarnesAlba Development Road TeamDNF
8Evie White (JR)Alba Development Road TeamDNF
10Ellen Inglis (U23)Brother UK – Orientation MarketingDNF
13Electra Morris (JR)Brother UK – Orientation MarketingDNF
27Marie-Louise KertzmanFTP – Fulfil The Potential – RacingDNF
28Laura PittardFTP – Fulfil The Potential – RacingDNF
43Morgan NewberryLoughborough LightningDNF
44Anya TamplinLoughborough LightningDNF
54Hebe Picking (U23)RFDADNF
58Annamarie LippSaint Piran WRTDNF
60Ailsa McLaganSaint Piran WRTDNF
61Rebecca RichardsSaint Piran WRTDNF
62Hannah FarranTeam BoompodsDNF
75Frances OwenWahoo – Le ColDNF
79Lucy Neatham (U23)LDN-AcademyDNF
95Georgina OakleyDNF
98Lucy HarrisCowley Road CondorsDNF
4Kiera Bond (U23)Alba Development Road TeamDNS
12Georgia Lancaster (JR)Brother UK – Orientation MarketingDNS
 14Grace Reynolds (U23)Brother UK – Orientation MarketingDNS
15Isabel Mayes (JR)Cycling Club Isle of ManDNS
21Lucy LeeDAS – Handsling BikesDNS
24DanIELLE ShrosbreeDAS – Handsling BikesDNS
25Sammie StuartDAS – Handsling BikesDNS
30Tiffany KeepHutchinson – Brother UKDNS
31Tamsin MillerHutchinson – Brother UKDNS
36Sannah Zaman (U23)Hutchinson – Brother UKDNS
40Rebekah NashJadan Vive le Velo GlasdonDNS
59Danielle KhanSaint Piran WRTDNS
70Coralie ArthurWahoo – Le ColDNS
73Lyndsey CassieWahoo – Le ColDNS
76Eve NewtonArmy Cycling UnionDNS
77Georgia BullardAWOL OSheaDNS
78Jessica FinneyAWOL OSheaDNS
81Kate Richardson (U23)Lifeplus – WahooDNS
83Jemma SpeersNorth Down CCDNS
85Harriet LowdenRapha Cycling ClubDNS
89Helen AudenDNS
92Florence HowdenDNS
93Katarzyna MadejDNS
 97Morven Yeoman (U23) DNS

Beaumont Trophy

13Finn CrockettSaint Piran4:09:55
21Jack Rootkin-Gray (U23)Saint Piranst
380Max Walker (U23)Trinity Racingst
46Alexandar RichardsonSaint Piranst
576Lukas Nerurkar (U23)Trinity Racingst
6126Damien Claytonst
785Ed MorganWales Racing Academyst
8108Joe Brookes (U23)Halesowen A & CC+3
94Zeb KyffinSaint Piran+8
1021James Wordsworth (U23)Cycling Sheffield+1:46
1189Tim ShoremanWheelbase CabTech Castelli+1:55
1239Daniel McDermottMoonglu Race Teamst
1327Will PerrettEmbark Spirit BSSst
147Bradley SymondsSaint Piranst
158Tyler Hannay (U23)Saint Piranst
165James MckaySaint Piranst
1774Ralf Holden (U23)Trinity Racingst
1838Cameron McLarenKalas Motip Race Teamst
1960William Truelove (U23)ROKiT-SRCTst
20103Josh HousleyDerby CC Webuycycle Huub RTst
2181Ben Bright (U23)Wales Racing Academyst
2249Jack CrookRichardsons Trek DASst
23107Ethan Rowell (U23)Foremostst
2463Jacques Coates (U23)Team PB Performancest
2592Dexter Leeming-Sykes (U23)Wold Top The Edge Pactimost
2657Matthew EllisROKiT-SRCTst
2783Spencer Davies (U23)Wales Racing Academyst
2893Joshua RavnWold Top The Edge Pactimost
2915Corrin Leeming (U23)Cycling Club Isle of Manst
3055Josh WhiteheadRichardsons Trek DASst
3170Ollie PeckovertrainSharp Elitest
3272Tim TorrietrainSharp Elitest
3329Irfan Zaman (U23)Embark Spirit BSSst
3466Harry Paveley (U23)Team PB Performancest
3568Jude TaylorTeam PB Performancest
37122Zachary Walker (U23)TUDOR PRO CYCLING TEAM U23st
3852Conor McGoldrickRichardsons Trek DASst
3986Thomas ArmstrongWheelbase CabTech Castellist
40114Isaac WrightProject 51st
4188Logan Maclean (U23)Wheelbase CabTech Castellist
4278William Smith (U23)Trinity Racingst
4317James Hartley (U23)Cycling Sheffieldst
4425Finn Dutton (U23)Embark Spirit BSSst
4584William Harding (U23)Wales Racing Academyst
4679Luke Tuckwell (U23)Trinity Racingst
4733Alexander PritchardHUUB WattShopst
4830John ArchibaldHUUB WattShopst
4964Nathan Hardy (U23)Team PB Performancest
5018Taylor Hill (U23)Cycling Sheffieldst
5124Matthew Houlberg (U23)Embark Spirit BSSst
5228Dean WatsonEmbark Spirit BSSst
5331Michael GillHUUB WattShopst
5450James JenkinsRichardsons Trek DAS+2:07
5519Max Krasinski (U23)Cycling Sheffieldst
5620George Wood (U23)Cycling Sheffieldst
5713William DraperCycling Club Isle of Man+2:08
5836Oliver HucksKalas Motip Race Team+2:09
5982Huw Buck Jones (U23)Wales Racing Academy+2:15
6067George PedenTeam PB Performance+2:24
6111Jack Hartley (U23)BCC Race Team+4:18
6223Michael ChadwickEmbark Spirit BSS+4:54
6387Tom MartinWheelbase CabTech Castellist
6448Peter CockerRichardsons Trek DAS+9:33
2Harry Birchill (U23)Saint PiranDNF
9Ben Etherington (U23)BCC Race TeamDNF
10Dan Galpin (U23)BCC Race TeamDNF
14Mark HorsthuisCycling Club Isle of ManDNF
32Richard JonesHUUB WattShopDNF
34Jack ReesHUUB WattShopDNF
35Sebastian GarryKalas Motip Race TeamDNF
40Ben MewesMoonglu Race TeamDNF
41Ben PeaseMoonglu Race TeamDNF
42William Taylor (U23)Moonglu Race TeamDNF
43Guy Drabble (U23)Ribble rechrg Race TeamDNF
 44Joshua Horsfield (U23)Ribble rechrg Race TeamDNF
46Max Lutz Atkinson (U23)Ribble rechrg Race TeamDNF
47Fergus Robinson (U23)Ribble rechrg Race TeamDNF
61Matthew WarhurstROKiT-SRCTDNF
62Tom Charles (U23)Team PB PerformanceDNF
65Tom Palfrey (U23)Team PB PerformanceDNF
73Robert Donaldson (U23)Trinity RacingDNF
94William Bjergfelt0503DNF
96Oscar Pratt (U23)0503DNF
98Jack Southcott (U23)0503DNF
100Jack Lucas (U23)A.Fawcett RacingDNF
101Will Thompson (U23)A.Fawcett RacingDNF
110Michael WeaversLewes Wanderers CCDNF
111Rowan Baker (U23)London DynamoDNF
112Felix Whetter (U23)Mid Devon CCDNF
113Joe HowcroftOtley CCDNF
115George DalySitwell Cycling ClubDNF
117Oliver HurdleStolenGoat Racing TeamDNF
119Elliot BarrattTeam Spectra CannondaleDNF
121Daniel SmithTS RacingDNF
127Liam FennerDNF
12Nicholas CooperCycling Club Isle of ManDNS
16Niall QuigginCycling Club Isle of ManDNS
22Jamieson Blain (U23)Embark Spirit BSSDNS
26Samuel Painter (U23)Embark Spirit BSSDNS
37Harvey Lawson (U23)Kalas Motip Race TeamDNS
45Hugo Lutz Atkinson (U23)Ribble rechrg Race TeamDNS
51Matt Lord (U23)Richardsons Trek DASDNS
53Steven ParsonageRichardsons Trek DASDNS
54Alex PetersRichardsons Trek DASDNS
56Matthew TeggartROKiT-SRCTDNS
58David Hird (U23)ROKiT-SRCTDNS
69Samuel Clark (U23)trainSharp EliteDNS
71Sam ShepherdtrainSharp EliteDNS
75Finlay Pickering (U23)Trinity RacingDNS
77Oliver Rees (U23)Trinity RacingDNS
91Philip LargeWold Top The Edge PactimoDNS
95Preslav Dimitrov0503DNS
97Joe Shillabeer (U23)0503DNS
99Archie Wright (U23)0503DNS
102Euan Woodliffe (U23)AVC Aix en ProvenceDNS
104Adam KenwayDerby CC Webuycycle Huub RTDNS
105Dom JacksonForan CCCDNS
106Thomas QuaidForan CCCDNS
109Luca Unwin (U23)Le Col Race TeamDNS
116Jack CutsforthSPATZWEARDNS
118Sam Hodge (U23)Team IBT – TripeakDNS
120Benjamin Tuchner (U23)TEKKERZ CCDNS
124Benjamin HelleboWheelsuckersDNS
 125Jim Brown DNS

National Road Series standings



1Monica GreenwoodDAS – Handsling Bikes199
2Robyn Clay (U23)Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee162
3Corinne SidePro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee159
4Mary WilkinsonTeam Boompods137
5Bexy DewPro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee131
6Emma Jeffers (U23)DAS – Handsling Bikes122
7Tiffany KeepHutchinson – Brother UK122
8Grace Lister (U23)DAS – Handsling Bikes120
9Sophie EneverAlba Development Road Team111
10Sammie StuartDAS – Handsling Bikes101
11Jo TindleyPro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee101
12Charlotte Hodgkins-ByrneTeam Boompods101
13Jessica FinneyAWOL OShea98
14Lucy LeeDAS – Handsling Bikes88
15Ruth ShierHutchinson – Brother UK82
16Ellen McDermottTeam Boompods80
17Tamsin MillerHutchinson – Brother UK74
18Eilidh Shaw (U23)Alba Development Road Team72
19Amy GornallPro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee70
20Beth Harley-JepsonJadan Vive le Velo Glasdon69
21Amelia Tyler (U23)Alba Development Road Team65
22Sannah Zaman (U23)Hutchinson – Brother UK64
23Francesca HallDAS – Handsling Bikes63
24Danielle ShrosbreeDAS – Handsling Bikes60
25Zoe LanghamPro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee52
26Millie Couzens (U23)Fenix-Deceuninck50
27Alice LethbridgeLoughborough Lightning46
28Flora Perkins (U23)Fenix-Deceuninck Development Team46
29Sophie Smith (JR)Cycling Club Isle of Man46
30Danielle KhanSaint Piran WRT45


1DAS – Handsling Bikes595
2Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee517
3Hutchinson – Brother UK438
4Team Boompods395
5Alba Development Road Team266
6AWOL OShea163
7Jadan Vive le Velo Glasdon138
8Saint Piran WRT108
9Shibden Hope Tech Apex87
10Loughborough Lightning80
11Brother UK – Orientation Marketing73
12Wahoo – Le Col66
13Tofauti Everyone Active48
14Team Spectra Cannondale44
15LAKA Pedal Mafia RT43
16Liv Cycling Club – Halo Films24
18FTP – Fulfil The Potential – Racing8



1Zeb KyffinSaint Piran180
2Jack Rootkin-Gray (U23)Saint Piran140
3Harry Birchill (U23)Saint Piran138
4Finn CrockettSaint Piran136
5Damien ClaytonEmbark Spirit BSS116
6Tim ShoremanWheelbase CabTech Castelli101
7Bradley SymondsSaint Piran98
8Alexandar RichardsonSaint Piran94
9James McKaySaint Piran94
10William Truelove (U23)ROKiT-SRCT92
11Ed MorganWales Racing Academy87
12Adam LewisSaint Piran84
13Jamie Pullen (U23)TAAP Endura68
14Joe Brookes (U23)Halesowen A & CC66
15Logan Maclean (U23)Wheelbase CabTech Castelli60
16Zachary Walker (U23)TUDOR PRO CYCLING TEAM U2359
17George PedenTeam PB Performance59
18Tyler Hannay (U23)Saint Piran56
19Dexter Leeming-Sykes (U23)Wold Top The Edge Pactimo54
20George KimberEmbark Spirit BSS52
21Jordan GilesPrimera-TeamJobs51
22Jacques Coates (U23)Team PB Performance48
23Jack CrookRichardsons Trek DAS47
24James Wordsworth (U23)Cycling Sheffield46
25Max Walker (U23)Trinity Racing46
26Lukas Nerurkar (U23)Trinity Racing42
27Rory TownsendBlack Spoke Pro Cycling Academy42
28Thomas ArmstrongWheelbase CabTech Castelli40
29Daniel McDermottMoonglu Race Team39
30Thomas HealStolenGoat Racing Team37


1Saint Piran574
2Wheelbase CabTech Castelli229
3Embark Spirit BSS197
4ROKiT – SRCT168
5Wales Racing Academy160
6Trinity Racing144
7Team PB Performance133
8Cycling Sheffield119
9Kalas Motip Race Team105
10Richardsons Trek DAS104
12TAAP Endura68
13Moonglu Race Team45
14Wold Top The Edge Pactimo38
15Dolan Ellesse Race Team34
16Cycling Club Isle of Man12