On his birthday in 1939, Tommy rode a massive 248 miles.
It’s not known whether he had time for a birthday party (or cake?) after yet another punishing day in the saddle…
In the 75th anniversary of his record-breaking feat, let’s hope that we can raise a toast to Tommy after tonights gala dinner taking place at the King’s Hall, Stoke.
We hope that the City of Stoke-on-Trent honours Tommy tonight by entering him in to Stoke’s Sporting Hall of Fame.
Best wishes and good luck to Tommy’s family, friends and admirers.
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