As well as a one day national championship race, for which a British champions jersey is awarded, British Cycling also oversee a prestigious season long series for junior male riders to see who the consistent champion of the year is.
It runs from the season opener and finishes around the end of August, often with the Junior Tour of Wales. It can consist of anything from five to twelve events throughout the season, depending on organisers schedules.
Known as the Peter Buckley Trophy, it was named after an outstanding Isle of Man rider who sadly died on a training ride after colliding with a dog at the age of just twenty-four. Despite his young age Peter had already won gold for the Isle of Man at the 1966 Commonwealth Games road race and the British Cycling Federation as it was then honoured his memory by naming a new national junior series after him.