2005 was a major break through year for Marc who, as well as taking the NPS title, really made an impact on a global scale, taking thid spot in the Mont Sainte Anne (Canada) round of the World Cup and enjoying consistent high finishes.
The British Cycling awards ceremony was held in the plush surroundings of the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, home of Bolton Wanderers Football Club, and recognised achievements and contributions across the whole of British cycle sport.
Marc said, "It's great to have your success recognised. I'd like to thank all the Team MBUK/Santa Cruz sponsors for their support because without them I couldn't get the results. I just hope I can move things up another level in 2006."
The full list of mountain bikers whose achievements were recognized at the awards ceremony goes like this...
Rebecca James (Abergavenny CC), U14 Girls Cross Country Series Champion Annabel Simpson (Team Marie Curie), U16 Girls Cross Country Series Champion Roy Hunt (Scienceinsport.com), Over 50's Cross Country Champion, Over 50's Cross Country Series Champion Anthony Malarczyk (Team Fujibikes UK), 30-39 Cross Country Champion Geoff Beetham (Shokwave), 30-39 Cross Country Series Champion Alex Atkins (Evans Cycles RT), Junior Cross Country Champion Abi Greenaway (Team Saracen), Junior Women's Cross Country Champion Amy Thompson (Bike Plus), U16 Girls Cross Country Champion David Fletcher (Sherwood Pines/Newark Castle CC), U16 Cross Country Champion, U16 Cross Country Series Champion Marc Beaumont (Team MBUK/Santa Cruz) Down Hill Series Champion Luke Smith (Marin UK), Expert Cross Country Series Champion Ben Slinger World 20" Junior Trials Champion, World 26" Junior Trials Champion Eric Harwood, Volunteer award, nominated by the Mountain Bike commission
For more pictures go to http://www.britishcycling.org.uk