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#804576 - 2nd Jul 2013 4:09pm The Milk Race
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Hi smile Currently marveling at the athleticism and endurance of the Tour De France riders as they hit the mountain roads of Corsica. It reminded me of an event, which through the fog of time I vaguely recall visiting Birkenhead, does anyone else recall the 'Milk Race'? Am I right in remembering that this did pass through or nearby the town? Any details, images would be most welcome.

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#804594 - 2nd Jul 2013 5:14pm Re: The Milk Race [Re: Erainn]
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Seem to remember doing something in school about it, That would of been late 80s poss 1990

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#804596 - 2nd Jul 2013 5:18pm Re: The Milk Race [Re: Erainn]
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Read that it was in New Brighton in 1966

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#804600 - 2nd Jul 2013 5:27pm Re: The Milk Race [Re: Erainn]
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New Brighton 29 May 1966 clicky
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#804601 - 2nd Jul 2013 5:28pm Re: The Milk Race [Re: Erainn]
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You might be confused with the criterium that eddy merckx attended, Andy Wilkinson rode the milk race along with malcome Elliot Steve jouekin, and at least one of the bell family, all from the area. The Kelloggs tour came through, Steven Roche, Mario cippolini fondriest and Brian smith. National champion at the time,

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#804608 - 2nd Jul 2013 5:44pm Re: The Milk Race [Re: Erainn]
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Wow! Thanks to all for your really helpful and thought provoking comments. I have it in my my memory as the Milk Race, hmmm

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#804610 - 2nd Jul 2013 5:46pm Re: The Milk Race [Re: kimpri]
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kimpri1, What a fabulous photo, thank you so much, that imagery roughly conforms to my increasing fragmentary memory smile

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#804612 - 2nd Jul 2013 6:00pm Re: The Milk Race [Re: Erainn]
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Further to that there was a hot sprint outside the mills and it was to stoke on the day, I will have alook for more info.

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#804630 - 2nd Jul 2013 6:42pm Re: The Milk Race [Re: Erainn]
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i remember watching the milk race in Liverpool about 1990ish

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#804681 - 2nd Jul 2013 9:20pm Re: The Milk Race [Re: Erainn]
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The Milk Race was in New Brighton in 1966, 1967, 1969, 1972 and 1977:

1966 Stage 1, 28/5/66, started in Blackpool and ended in New Brighton,
1966 Stage 2, 29/5/66, started from New Brighton and ended in Llandudno.
1967 Stage 6 started in Llandudno ended in New Brighton.
1969 Stage 7 started in Caernarvon ended in New Brighton.
1969 Stage 8 started in New Brighton ended in Stoke on Trent.
1972 Stage 6 started in Llandudno ended in New Brighton.
1977 Stage 8 started in New Brighton ended in Llandudno.

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#804728 - 2nd Jul 2013 11:05pm Re: The Milk Race [Re: Erainn]
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CVCVCV, thanks for the great info

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#817549 - 19th Aug 2013 10:17am Re: The Milk Race [Re: Erainn]
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1975 - also included a Llandudno - New Brighton stage - which I watched at Thingwall corner - as it ran down Barnston Road onto Arrowe Park Road... ;-)

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#818174 - 21st Aug 2013 11:28am Re: The Milk Race [Re: bigpete]
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gee whizz had not recalled it happening also in 1975

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