Tommy Godwin Challenge Sportive

Red Kite Cycles is very happy to be supporting this new Sportive event which leaves Solihull to ride out around Warwickshire. There are two distances of either 50 or 16 miles (80km or 25km). The event is to raise money for the local Marie Curie Hospice (that’s where your entrance fee goes as the running of the event is by volunteers); so can you also please think about raising extra sponsorship if you can?

Before getting to the detail though…  Just who was Tommy Godwin?
Only a national cycling great: find out more about his life here (on Wikipedia) or here (in audio & pictures). He rode in the 1948 Olympics in London, winning two bronze medals and was there again in 2012 not long before the end of his amazing life on a bike. So, honour a Midlands cycling legend and help raise money for Marie Curie on either the 25km leisure route or 80km sportive route, both of which wend their way through the Warwickshire lanes. Women and families especially welcome, but this really is a ride for everyone.

Sunday 4th August 2013

Start venue:
Marie Curie Hospice, Marsh Lane, Solihull, B91 2PQ
The start and finish will be at the hospice but car parking and other facilities will be in the car park of Solihull School which will be signposted.

Info for Riders:
Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult and anyone under 18 must have a signed parental consent form.

To register you need to go through the British Cycling website – use this link. The fee is £20 in advance for the longer ride (£25 on the day) and £12 for the shorter (or £25 for a family of two adults and two kids).


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