Save the Date - 28 April 2019
This is the date for the rescheduled 2018 Tommy Godwin Challenge, which is a fortnight before the Velo, so ideal for a final training ride.
An email went to all registered riders on 1 November with full details of how to move their registration to the rescheduled event. Check your spam folder if you haven't had it. Or click here to see it.
Registration for new entries will open on 1 January 2019, giving priority until then to all those who were due to ride in September.
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, 73 and 100km. The 30km ride is for families and the less experienced cyclists. The more challenging 100km sportive route and the intermediate 73km sportive route both have a refreshment stop 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 end of season event both for the experienced rider and those looking for their first sportive after a summer of training.
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
"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."