The Milk Race Returns - with equal prize money for women PRESS RELEASE

LAURA TROTT AND DANI KING LATEST BIG NAMES TO ENTER

 

This Sunday the legendary Milk Race returns to Nottingham City Centre with exciting new elite cyclists now added to the line up.

The elite field, which includes Dame Sarah Storey, World and European cycling champion Katie Archibald and Olympic gold medalist Ed Clancy, has been joined by Olympic champions Laura Trott and Dani King, who will compete in the Elite Women’s Race.

Trott, who was also part of the ‘make mine Milk’ celebrity based advertising campaign, will lead a strong line-up from Wiggle Honda, alongside 2013 Milk Race Elite Women’s champion, Dani King.

Speaking about her Milk Race debut, Laura said: “I’m excited to be taking part in The Milk Race this year. It creates one of the best crowds on the domestic circuit and who doesn’t love riding in front of big crowds? Women’s road racing in the UK is on a high at the moment and I’m looking forward to putting on a great show with Wiggle Honda and hopefully leading out one of our girls for a win!”

On returning to The Milk Race this year, Dani said: “I’m delighted to be back riding The Milk Race to defend the title I won last year. I can’t wait to get stuck into such a great race.”

The event’s return to Nottingham has been made possible by The Dairy Council and Nottingham City Council who are hosting a day of family activities in Old Market Square on the Saturday before the Milk Race.

As well as the elite races, the Milk Race event will provide a host of entertainment including live music, stunt shows and public rides, starting at 9:30am in Nottingham’s Old Market Square.

 

A full timetable of the day is as follows:

09.00               The Milk Race Village Opens

09.00               Registration open for Public Rides

10.15               Public Rides: Advanced, Community and Family ride

12.45               Elite Women’s warm up

13.15               The Milk Race – Elite women’s race

14.30               Presentations – Elite Women’s race

15.30               Elite men’s warm up

16.00               The Milk Race – Elite men’s race

17.30               Presentations – Elite Men’s Race

 

Families and individuals can still register for the public rides via the website athttp://www.themilkrace.com/register-now.

Further information about the 2014 Milk Race can be found at www.themilkrace.com.

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