Tommy Godwin | Long Distance Legend

A new kid on the block; Steve Abraham attempts the year record.

The very best of luck to Steve Abraham who is attempting to beat Tommy’s record in 2015.

Steve is starting his epic ride on the 1st January 2015 with hugely ambitious schedules that will exceed 80,000 + miles.

Of course even with a successful ride, Steve will not be entered into the Guinness book of records but this is of no matter.

Caps will most certainly be doffed by the entire cycling world if he manages to beat Tommy’s punishing 205 mile a day average.

Gut instinct tells me that Steve will fall short, but I wish him every luck and good will; Forza Steve!

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  • GREG


    • Bruce

      Join the discussion…Hi Greg – nothing is impossible. If you’ve been following Steve, he’s well ahead of Tommy’s record. So is an American riding in warm and sunny Florida

      • grego wilson

        I knew they were ahead of his record but they are not riding 40 pound bikes. I think if they tried this it would be much more difficult to do. I wish them the best of luck. I rode 13,585 miles in 1 year and it killed me. But I was also working 40 hours a week. (*^__^*)

  • Phil Innamorati

    interesting – I’ve been planning to do this for 18months. However, I’m planning to do it to celebrate both of the Great ‘Tommy Godwin’s!’ I want to celebrate Stoke Tommy’s achievement, by riding for 365 days and I don’t want to beat the record! I also want to celebrate the life & achievements of Birmingham’s Tommy, who won 2 Bronze Medals at the 1948 Olympics; a man who helped inspire me back into cycling. I will be looking to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care (Olympic Tommy spent last weeks of his life in their Solihull Hospice) & also for the Royal British Legion & the ABF: Soldiers Charity. With this in mind. I’ll be starting in 2018 (70yrs after 48 Olympics + 100th Anniversary of End of WWI) & finishing in 2019 to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the start of Stoke’s Tommys herculean achievement (& also my 50th YOB)

  • Bruce

    Steve’s doing really well and is already 1000miles ahead of Tommy’s schedule. There’s also an American attempting the record and is also ahead by this amount. Promises to be an epic year

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