Ahead of The Milk Race’s return to Nottingham City Centre on Sunday May 24, a host of the world’s biggest cycling names have signed up to take part.
Between 1958 and 1993, The Milk Race was the most prestigious cycling event in the British calendar, and in 2013, the race returned and was held in Nottingham.
Last year’s event saw 90,000 spectators gather in the city centre to witness Graham Briggs claim the elite men’s Milk Race title and Katie Archibald be crowned the women’s champion.
Both return for this year’s race, which also includes four-time world champion and reigning Olympic champion Laura Trott.
Image: Katie Archibald with her 2014 title, alongside runners-up Laura Trott and Charlotte Becker
Dame Sarah Storey, a whopping 20-time world champion, will also feature.
In the men’s race, Olympians Ed Clancy and Steven Burke are set to hit the streets of Nottingham – representing JLT Condor and Team Wiggins respectively.
Dani King, who competes for Wiggle Honda, was one of the first cyclists to enter this year’s race.
I’m very excited to take part in The Milk Race again for the third year running.
“It’s great to be able to ride the circuit through the heart of Nottingham and with the season off to an excellent start for me, I’m hoping the success will continue both for myself and the team in May!”
As well as the elite races, there will be opportunities for the whole family to ride on the prestigious course.
A family ride and an advanced ride, for experienced cyclists aged 12 and over, are currently open for registration at www.themilkrace.com/register.
There will also be a ride organised for all local schools.
Image: The event will be open to all the family
Sandy Wilkie, Chairman of The Dairy Council – the organisation responsible for the event’s rebirth after a 20-year absence – said: “With one month to go, it’s fantastic to see the excitement building for this year’s event.
“The standard of the elite cyclists is set to be even higher than in 2014 and with the public rides on offer once again, the Milk Race will have something for everyone.”
Old Market Square will host two days of activities, both on the race day and the day before.
Entertainment in The Milk Race Village will feature live music, stunt shows as well as the public rides, all starting at 9:30am.
Further information can be found at www.themilkrace.com.