©Ordinary Cycling Girl Pictures top left-clockwise: Katie Archibald, Laura Trott and Charlotte Becker, Dani King at the start line, Dani King and Laura Trott warming up, Elinor Barker
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Top left-clockwise: Katie Archibald, Laura Trott and Charlotte Becker on the podium, and the Honda Wiggle girls: Dani King at the start line, Dani King and Laura Trott warming up, Elinor Barker and Laura Trott just before the start and Elinor Barker waiting at the start line.

Sunday 25 May 2014 was Nottingham’s Milk Race and I was lucky enough to be invited along! It’s only the second year that women have been allowed to race the city centre circuit so I was really excited to witness it. There were some big names attending!

Olympic track champion, Dani King, won last year and was hopeful of another win this year, but after a crash, it wasn’t to be on the day. This year’s winner was 20 year old Katie Archibald from Pearl Izumi Sports International who is doing a brilliant job of making a name for herself in road racing. Olympic and European track champion Laura Trott came second and Charlotte Becker, third, both from Team Honda Wiggle.

The Milk Race 2014
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It was the best day. I absolutely loved it! Women’s cycling is awesome! The atmosphere was amazing and the fantastic riding exciting and inspirational. And to top it off, my six year old daughter was so inspired by Laura Trott and Katie Archibald (who I was lucky enough to interview for a women’s cycling publication) that she decided the following day was to be the day she would crack riding her bike! And she did! Bloomin’ marvellous all round, I’d say!

Image ©Ordinary Cycling Girl Yes, this is me! With Olmypic and European champion Laura Trott! I know!! I can’t believe it either!

 

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