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Tommy Godwin Cycle Challenge

The Tommy Godwin Challenge cycling event on 18h September is in aid of Marie Curie Hospice West Midlands and since its inception in 2013 has raised over £120,000.

There are three well signposted and marshalled routes, which all start and finish at the Hospice in Marsh Lane, Solihull, and wend their way through the delightful Warwickshire and Worcestershire countryside. The routes are designed to suit riders of all ages and abilities – the 30km route is especially suited to younger and novice riders, as well as to families. This complements the 75km and 100km routes for more experienced riders and those looking for a bigger end of season challenge.

Tommy was always keen to encourage cyclists to enjoy the cycling experience he loved so much. With this event we aim to replicate Tommy’s experience of enjoying the countryside on our doorstep together with his vision of encouraging young riders and others starting out on their cycling journeys.

There will be a very warm welcome for riders in the grounds of the hospice. Here you will find portaloos, hot drinks and homemade cupcakes, as well as mechanical assistance. All are free but donations are welcome! This year there will also be a beer tent. All finishers will receive a medal and photographs will be available for free download. A welcome refreshment stop at Bearley, and Henley ice cream and teas at Ullenhall Village Hall await those riding the longer routes.

Anyone wishing to use the ride to raise funds for the Marie Curie Hospice can find the Tommy Godwin Challenge listed as a Marie Curie challenge on Just Giving.

You can enter via the website www.tommygodwinchallenge.org where there is more information about the event. Regrettably we cannot accept entries on the day.