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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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  • Trevor Greenhalgh

    Absolutely brilliant. Where are the hard men today ?

    • tommyblog

      Thanks for being the first contributor to the site Trevor.

      I’m sure that there are still a few hard men about these days, but they don’t make ’em like they used to!

  • Amazing stuff, and great website. Mileages were staggering, but I can’t see anywhere on this site about the actual routes taken by Tommy. Where was he riding?

    • tommyblog

      Thanks for the comments Carlton & Pick it up and run. It seems that quite a few people are interested in knowing the exact routes that Tommy took on his 1939 ride. I’m doing my best to find out some of these details, and a seperate page on the site dedicated to this is now under construction – watch this space!

      Update 17/06/12:

      New interactive map has now been added to the site detailing some of the routes that Tommy took during his 1939 record-breaking ride.

      Please have a look here .

  • pick it up and run

    Where did Tommy ride, are there any records of where he clocked up the miles?

  • I answered the routes question here to some extent:-

    • tommyblog

      Thanks yet again for your invaluable info Dave. I hope that I could possibly use some of this to present something similar to your ‘Day in the life of a mile-eater’ article.

  • Stephanie Nadine Brown

    Hello. Just wanted to say that I have been enjoying the site greatly…Especially due to the fact that this is my Great Uncle!! Tommy is the uncle of my dad (Derrick Brown) and the brother of my grandmother (Alice May Brown, Maiden name Godwin). Interesting that Uncle Tommy was a vegetarian…Myself & my son (Ryan Hodnett) are also vegetarians! Trying to put together a family tree so any additional information you may have would be greatly appreciated.

  • Hannah

    Hiya, my name is Hannah Cowan, I am Tommy’s second cousin! I’d be happy to help you out with any additional information email.

    • contacttommy

      Hi Hannah! Thanks for visiting the site; we’ll be sure to take you up on the offer of additional information on Tommy. Why not sign the guestbook – you’re family after all!

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