Since posting the article below, I have found Dave Barter and I recommend having a read of his blog. Plenty of great cycling reading.
In a diversion from my normal blog ramblings, I thought I would share the following article with you that was brought to my attention by John Speedie. Written by Dave Barter for the June 2005 issue of the CTC Magazine “Cycle”, it tells the story of Tommy Godwin, a professional cyclist who cycled more than 75,000 miles in 1939! An incredible feat that remains a record to this day, and unlikely ever to be repeated. I felt that Tommy’s record deserved to be shared with a wider audience so I have reproduced Dave’s original article below. I wonder if the idea for this record attempt came to fruition over a pint or two of London Pride?