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Tommy Godwin Team Time Trial Report

On the 14th June, 2012, Tommy Godwin’s home town of Stoke-on-Trent played host to the Grand Final of the Halfords Tour Series. Read the report on a great day out here.

Additionally, a new feature has been added to the site. An interactive map now shows some examples of the routes Tommy took during his 1939 record-breaking ride.

If you’re interested, please have a look here. Thanks.

Centenary of the birth of Tommy Godwin

Tommy was born on this day, June 5th, exactly one hundred years ago. Why not take advantage of the additional bank holiday to go out on a bike ride in rememberance of Tommy and his life?

In 1939, the year of Tommy’s record-breaking ride, he rode a punishing 248 miles on his birthday. Personally, I might try to put in 48 miles today and will leave the other two-hundred for another time…

Guest Book added to site

Whether you are a family member, old friend, fellow cyclist or simply have an interest in the achievements of Tommy, we would love for you to leave your own personal memory or message in our Guest Book.

Tommy Godwin Team Time Trial, 14th June 2012

News just in: Tommy would have been 100 years old this year.

As part of the Tour of Britain series, there are plans to honour Tommy with a ‘Tommy Godwin Team Time Trial’ – starting at 3pm on June 14th.

More info here as soon as it becomes available.

Tommy Godwin Site Launched!

Great news; the ‘’  website is now up and running. We hope you find the site interesting!

Please do get in touch. We value all comments, contributions, discussion and interest on Tommy and the site. Thank you.

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