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World record feat relived in charity book

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: December 13, 2012

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A STONE cyclist's record-breaking feat which has remained unbeaten for over 70 years is the topic of a new book by a fellow cycling club member.

Fenton-born Tommy Godwin, who died in 1975, was a member of Stone Wheelers Cycling Club for almost 30 years.

In 1939 he broke the world record for riding the most miles in a year - 75,065 in total.

Mr Godwin's record still stands 73 years on and Godfrey Barlow, a life member of Stone Wheelers who knew him, has written a book telling his inspiring story.

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Mr Barlow said: "Stone Wheelers agreed to sponsor me to get it published and it was agreed that any profits from sales were to go RoadPeace, the charity for road crash victims.

"Sales of the book have exceeded all expectations and I have already been able to present a £1,000 cheque."

Copies of Unsurpassed, The Story of Tommy Godwin The World's Greatest Distance Cyclist, are still available from Stone shop The Bikeshack, www.tommy-godwinunsurpassed.co.uk or from the author on 01270 780738.

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