Tommy Godwin Challenge
24/09/2017 - Solihull - Sportive
Weeks to go until event: less than 26 weeks
Watch a video of the 2014 event at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGoMoPqDe0c
A sportive, and a family ride, to honour a cycling icon and 1948 Olympic medalist, Tommy Godwin. All the profits will go towards the running costs of the Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull, where Tommy spent his last few days.
There are three different routes to suit all abilities. For families and the less experienced cyclists there is a 30km route with a special family entry fee for up to two adults and two children. For the more experienced riders, or those looking for a challenge, there is either a new 70km route or the orginal 100km route, both with a refreshment stop and chip timing .
The well-signed routes wend their way through the Warwickshire lanes, with the 100km making a brief foray into Worcestershire via Feckenham. There are a couple of fords en route for the adventurous, but don't worry there are alternative paths! With only a couple of climbs, it's the ideal end of season event both for the experienced rider and those looking for their first sportive after a summer of training. For more information on the routes see the event web site.
Women are especially welcome. Free parking is provided at Solihull School nearby
Refreshments, and toilets, will be available at the hospice before and after the rides. Mechanical support will be provided at the start for those last minute glitches and sports therapy at the finish for those tired muscles.
Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult and anyone under 18 must have a signed parental consent form.
**On line entry closes at midday on 20 September. Entry on the day will be available, subject to space, but at a higher cost**