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Tommy Godwin Challenge 2021 Sportive

September 19

The Tommy Godwin Challenge sportive was set up in 2013 to honour the memory of 1948 Olympic cycling medallist Tommy Godwin. The event is run entirely by volunteers and profits go to fund the West Midlands Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull where Tommy spent his last few days. So far we have raised over £90,000.

Tommy enjoyed cycling in the Warwickshire lanes and in later years was always keen to encourage other cyclists, either established stars or total newcomers. With this event we aim to replicate Tommy’s experience of enjoying the countryside on our doorstep and his vision of encouraging young riders and other starting out on their cycling journeys.

There are three routes, 30, 73 and 100km. There is chip timing and refreshment stops for the 70km and 100km while the 30km ride is for families and the less experienced cyclists. The routes are all well signed and there are GPX files and route instructions that you can download.

As always there will be medals for all finishers, mechanical support, first aid and we will be offering post ride refreshments, photos and sports therapy all free.