A book about the sporting life of TOMMY GODWIN - the world’s greatest endurance cyclist.
It is over 70 years since his amazing feat of establishing his two world records. These are UNSURPASSED having stood the test of time.
His story has been researched and written by a former club-mate of his.
WHAT IS TEG-BOOK?
TEG-BOOK is a project set up in November 2011 to hold sponsors money specifically for the publication, marketing and sales of the book UNSURPASSED The Story of Tommy Godwin, the World's Greatest Distance Cyclist.
It has been sponsored by the Stone Wheelers Cycling Club plus a few of it's members.
It is managed by Godfrey Barlow (the author) on behalf of the sponsors. It was first published in February 2012 when it became an instant sucess. A reprint was required in April 2012 to ensure adequate stocks being available.
As of 28/05/2013 all stock has been sold. TEG-BOOK is now closed.
Mousehold Press is now dealing with all aspects of sales & marketing.
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The challenge, laid down by a cycling magazine in 1910, was simple: who could ride a bicycle the greatest distance in a calendar year?
This is the true story of Tommy Godwin, a 27 year old cyclist from Stoke-on-Trent, who responded to that challenge and who set the standard so high that his record remains unsurpassed after over seventy years. He became and remains the 'Greatest Long Distance Cyclist in the World'.
Setting out on 1st January 1939 Tommy Godwin battled through the snow, ice, hail and wind of a severe British winter, then a hot summer. He had his cuts and bruises from falls on poor roads, and then had to deal with the restrictions imposed by the outbreak of World War II. Riding everyday except one, he achieved the unbelievable total of over 75,000 miles in the year. That is to say, he cycled the equivalent of four times round the world, or from Lands End to John O'Groats eighty-eight times in a year!
Not satisfied with that remarkable feat, he continued to ride until he completed 100,000 miles by Whitsun the following year.
These two endurance records have never been beaten to this day.
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