291 miles – on 16th December
59 miles – on 25th December
174.13 miles per day
• 16th December – Mid-winter in wartime UK. Tommy still manages to record huge mileage.
• 25th December – Christmas day, and a time for rest and reflection on a record-breaking year. Tommy records the lowest total for the year (besides the 28th October when he didn’t ride).
• 31st December – New Years Eve 1939. Europe is entering a new period of uncertainty, and the next year will see untold misery across the continent. Tommy Godwin continues with his peaceful and positive challenge: he will go on to record the fastest completion of 100,000 miles by May of 1940.
(Please mouseover calendar above for daily mileage)
Marguerite was the outstanding talent of women’s cycling in 1930s Britain. ‘The Blond Bombshell from Bournemouth’, as she was dubbed by the press, held all the women’s distance records, including… Read more »