Team Wiggins and One Pro Cycling lead a host of British UCI Continental teams confirmed for the Beaumont Trophy race on June 21
As part of the Virgin Money Cyclone Festival of Cycling, the Beaumont Trophy has seen the likes of Rob Hayles, Russell Downing and Malcolm Elliot stand on the top step in recent years.
Sir Bradley himself is also a two-time winner – taking victories in 2009 and 2012 – but is not scheduled to ride this year, just weeks after his Hour Record attempt.
JLT Condor and Raleigh GAC round out the British UCI Continental squads taking part, with teams from Germany and the Czech Republic also set to make the trip to the north of England.
“The Beaumont Trophy is the culmination of a three-day weekend of festival events for cycling enthusiasts young and old,” said festival organiser Peter Harrison. “It’s a challenging course and one that plays an important role in setting up UCI teams for the busy summer racing season.
“We’re thrilled to attract riders of the calibre of Sir Bradley Wiggins’ team, as well as to put these riders on a stage for the North East to cheer on and support.”
As part of the festival weekend – running between June 19-21 – amateurs are encouraged to enter the Virgin Money Cyclone sportive which offers routes of 34, 64 or 106-miles taking in many of the roads that the professionals will ride.
Register for the ride at www.virginmoneycyclone.co.uk before June 10 to secure your place.