The Tommy Godwin Challenge was created in 2013 by Sarah and Mike Adams to honour the cycling icon and 1948 Olympic medallist Tommy Godwin, and to build on the legacy of London 2012 (of which he was an ambassador.)
Starting and ending at the Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull (map here) there are two routes available – a 30km option for families and less experienced cyclists and a more challenging 100km route with feed station and timing. Both are well signed and with route cards provided, wending their way through the Warwickshire lanes, with the sportive making a brief foray into Worcestershire via Feckenham. With only a couple of climbs, Tommy Goodwin Challenge is an ideal end of season event both for the experienced rider and those looking for their first sportive.
Entry is nothing short of a bargain at just £20 for the 100km ride and £12 for an individual entry to the 30km option or £25 for a family of four. Full details and online entry for the Tommy Goodwin Challenge at tommygodwinchallenge.weebly.com