News – Nottingham’s Milk Race Crit Launched


The Milk Race circuit race in Nottingham was officially launched with the help of Olympic champion Ed Clancy and legend Malcolm Elliott

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News – Nottingham’s Milk Race Crit Launched

Stars such as Ed Clancy and Malcolm Elliott took to Nottingham’s Old Market Square for a one-off spin master class alongside cycling enthusiasts from across the city at the launch of the Milk Race circuit race.

2014 Milk Race Crit Launch

Both Katie Archibald and Ed Clancy are confirmed to ride this year’s Milk Race on 25 May as part of the Madison Boot Out Breast Cancer team and the Rapha Condor JLT teams respectively, with several other high profile cycling teams expected to sign up in the coming weeks.

The event is returning to Nottingham after a hugely successful day in 2013, attended by 60,000 people. Last year was the first sponsored race for 20 years by Milk Marketing Forum (Board).

On launching the 2014 Milk Race, Ed Clancy, who finished third in last year’s men’s Milk Race crit,said “Last year’s Milk Race was an amazing experience to be part of. It’s got such a legendary status in the world of cycling so there were high expectations, but it easily surpassed them. It was a great occasion and I’m sure 2014 will be even better.”

Katie Archibald said: “Being part of the launch has been so much fun! It’s been great to see how excited people are for this year’s event after the success of last year. Off the back of my success at this year’s World Championships, The Milk Race will be a new challenge for me, but it’s one that I’m ready to take on.”

Dairy Council chairman Sandy Wilkie said: “It’s fantastic to see outstanding athletes such as Katie and Ed signing up to be part of The Milk Race in 2014. I know that both of them are not just incredible cycling talents, but they’re also big lovers of the ‘white stuff’, so are perfect ambassadors for this iconic event. The Dairy Council and the Milk Marketing Forum are both delighted that the association between milk and sport continues to grow.”

Councillor David Trimble, of Nottingham City Council, said: “We’re so pleased with the amazing reaction The Milk Race has received on the announcement of its return to Nottingham. Everyone in the city is already getting very excited for 25 May – we’re looking forward to an even bigger, better Milk Race than last year.”

The spin class was led by Malcolm Elliott, a former winner of the Milk Race stage race that launched the careers of many of the country’s top riders.

Further information about the 2014 Milk Race can be found at


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