Cyclists called upon to take part in the sixth Tommy Godwin Challenge for Marie Curie - The Solihull Observer

Cyclists called upon to take part in the sixth Tommy Godwin Challenge for Marie Curie

Solihull Editorial 7th Aug, 2018   0

WITH JUST weeks to go, the entries are rolling in for the sixth annual Tommy Godwin Challenge.

The event was set up in 2013 to honour Knowle’s 1948 Olympic cycling medallist Tommy Godwin and raises vital cash for the Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull where Tommy spent the final days of his life.

The cycle event on September 23 offers riders two routes – a 30km and a 100km – which showcase the network of country lanes in the local Warwickshire and Worcestershire countryside and are ideal for both experienced cyclists and families.

Kay Jones, Tommy’s daughter said: “I am immensely proud of this fantastic local cycling event in my dad’s name – the £21,000 raised last year paid for three days of care at the hospice, day one being 11 August 2018 – 70 years to the day since Tommy took bronze in the 1,000 metre time trial, fulfilling a promise made to his father as a small boy that he would one day win an Olympic medal.”

Kay herself is carrying out a wish of her own father by putting on a cycle ride for all ages, circumstances and abilities – the 30km ride is for families and less experienced riders, whilst those wanting more challenge can take on the 73 or 100km routes, each with a refreshment stop.

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Anyone riding who wishes to help Kay raise money for the Hospice is encouraged to set up a Just Giving page in aid of Marie Curie.


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