20 September 2020
The 2019 Tommy Godwin Challenge raised a staggering £33,500 for the Marie Curie Hospice West Midlands.
Planning for the 2020 Challenge on 20 September is well under way and we are looking to build on the successes of the past as we move into the 7th year of this great event.
2020 will be a special year: -
. Tommy would have been 100 years old
. We should easily have raised £100,000 for the hospice since the inception of the event
. The Olympics are being held in Tokyo. The last time it was there was 1964 and Tommy was Manager of the GB Cycling Team
It is a non profit making charity event run entirely by volunteers, so we are very keen to discuss possible support and funding opportunities with locally based businesses.
If your company/business can help at all, please get in touch for further info:
Richard Todd - Tommy Godwin Event Director email@example.com or 07831 214274
Jayne Whitfield - Marie Curie West Midlands Development Board Member
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07900 736248
"Having participated in quite a few sportives, the facilities, directions, route and helpfulness of all the volunteers involved, were a joy! I shall be returning next year."
The Tommy Godwin Challenge sportive was set up in 2013 to honour the memory of 1948 Olympic cycling medallist Tommy Godwin. All profits go to fund the West Midlands Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull where Tommy spent his last few days. So far we have raised over £60,000.
There are three routes, 30, 75 and 100km. The 30km ride is for families and the less experienced cyclists. The more challenging 100km sportive route and the intermediate 75km sportive route both have refreshment stops and timing. The well-signed routes wend their way through the Warwickshire lanes, with the 100km sportive 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 event both for the experienced rider and those looking for their first sportive.
Want to raise more money through sponsorship? Find out more here.
All profits go to a worthwhile local cause that you can see on the day