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The results are in!

24 May 2015 #

The people of Nottingham came out in their masses today to watch Britain’s world and Olympic champions racing through Nottingham City Centre in The Milk Race 2015.

Laura Trott, of Matrix Fitness, won the Women’s Elite Race by a breath-taking three thousandths of a second – pipping Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International’s Katie Archibald and Katie Curtis. JLT-Condor’s Kristian House took first spot in the Men’s Elite Race, JUST holding off Team Wiggins’ Alex Tennant and fellow JLT-Condor team member Ed Clancy.

The public rides in the morning gave members of the public the unique opportunity to ride the same course as their idols would just hours later.

It’s estimated that over 100,000 spectators attended the event over the course of the weekend.

Live streaming today

24 May 2015 #

We are very excited to see you all in Old Market Square today!!

The Women and Men's Elite races will be live streamed today, just click on the 'WATCH' tab at the top of this web page.

The Women's Elite race will start and 1:15pm and the Men's Elite race will begin at 4pm.

With just hours to go!

22 May 2015 #

With just hours to go, the Bank Holiday will finally be here and we are extremely excited for The Milk Race 2015!

The Milk Race village will be open from 10am Saturday and 9:30am on Sunday morning, so get yourself down to Nottingham's Old Market Square and join us for some fun festivities! We've a huge selection of activities lined up for the whole weekend, including the best in British cycling on Sunday starting with the Women's Elite race at 1:15pm and the Elite Men's race at 4:00pm.

The Advanced and Family rides are now full. There are still a limited number of spaces available for the Community Ride starting at 11:00am on Sunday and you can register for this over on our registrations page now. We will also be taking entries for the Community Ride all day Saturday at the information point in the Market Square and subject to capacity on the day from the registration point by the Brian Clough statue.

See you there!

PUBLIC RIDES UPDATE

21 May 2015 #

Both the advanced and family rides are now FULL. We currently have a number of places available on our Community Ride, so if you are still hoping to register, head to our registrations page now.

If you’ve already registered, we are very much looking forward to seeing you this weekend!

Welcome Godfrey!

19 May 2015 #

We are delighted to welcome Godfrey as The Milk Race official kit sponsor this year!

To take a look at the smart cycling kit on offer, just head over to Godfrey's website here!

http://godfrey.co.uk/club/themilkrace

The Milk Race launched in Nottingham ahead of May 2015

14 April 2015 #

World champion cyclist Katie Archibald, council leaders and leading representatives from the British Dairy Industry gathered in Nottingham’s Market Square on 27 March to launch the return of the Milk Race for 2015, the third year in succession.

The delegates were joined by Nottingham’s 'Robin Hood' for a ‘unique’ milk round in the city centre on a Milk Race pedibus, to raise awareness of our comeback on Sunday 24 May! Katie Archibald, last year’s female elite winner, was on hand to provide some pedal power and she'll be one of the top cyclists to be competing again in this year’s race.

This year, the Dairy Council is joined by DairyCo, the not-for-profit organisation working on behalf of Britain’s dairy farmers, as co-funders of the event. All corners of the dairy industry are now working together to promote the benefits of milk and dairy, and put on Britain’s leading city centre one-day cycling event.

With last year’s race bringing over 90K spectators we are hoping this will be another fantastic year for the race. We hope to see you all on Sunday 24 May 2015!

One month to go until The Milk Race 2015

29 April 2015 #

Last weekend marked four weeks until The Milk Race returns to Nottingham City Centre for the third year in succession!

At last year’s event, 90,000 spectators experienced The Milk Race. This year is already gearing up to be just as exciting, if not even more so, with several of the world’s best cyclists already signed up to take part on 24 May.

Matrix Fitness and Pearl Izumi Sports Tour International have both signed up for the women’s race, which includes four time world champion and reigning Olympic champion Laura Trott and 20-time world champion Dame Sarah Storey. It also includes Olympic gold medallist and Milk Race 2013 champion, Wiggle Honda’s Dani King, and last year’s female Milk Race winner Katie Archibald.

The men’s elite race has also seen a high calibre of teams and cyclists sign up, with JLT Condor, team Wiggins and Raleigh due to participate. The JLT Condor team will include Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy, last year’s champion Graham Briggs and Felix English. Team Wiggins has been confirmed with Clancy’s gold medal winning teammate Steven Burke due to ride in May. These are just a few of the elites due to ride in Nottingham and more big names are expected in the coming weeks.

Archibald and Briggs crowned 2014 Milk Race champions

25 May 2014 #

Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International's Katie Archibald and Rapha Condor JLT's Graham Briggs have been crowned 2014 Milk Race champions after taking first place in the Elite Women's and Elite Men's races respectively.

The pair triumphed in front of huge crowds in Nottingham city centre, against a stellar elite line-up which included the likes of 2013 Milk Race champions Dani King and Felix English.

2014 Elite Women's Result: 1. Katie Archibald, Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International 2. Laura Trott, Wiggle Honda 3. Charlotte Becker, Wiggle Honda

2014 Elite Men's Result: 1. Graham Briggs, Rapha Condor JLT 2. Mathew Boulo, Team Raleigh 3. Matt Cronshaw, of Velosure – Giordana RT

Dani King and Laura Trott added to 2014 Elite Women’s line-up

20 May 2014 #

Today it was announced that Olympic gold-medallists Dani King and Laura Trott will lead a full-strength Wiggle Honda line-up at this year’s Milk Race.

Reigning 2013 champion, King commented: “I’m delighted to be back riding the Milk Race to defend the title I won last year,”

The Milk Race returns to Nottingham in 2014

21 February 2014 #

Legendary cycling event The Milk Race is to return again in 2014 after a triumphant comeback last year.

The event, which was brought back in 2013 by The Dairy Council and the Milk Marketing Forum after a 20 year hiatus, will take place for the second year running in Nottingham on Sunday 25 May as a major city centre race.