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The Air and Classic Car Show, Branscombe

Every year in July, a private airfield in Devon holds an air display backed up by a classic car show.

 

Austin Healey 3000

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A tour of South & West Ireland

I have just returned from a camping trip to South and West Ireland, spending time in County Clare, Kerry and Cork, and what a fabulous place it is. Hopefully if you’ve never visited, this post may inspire you too.

Tralee Pub

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Who in their right mind would cycle 75,000 Miles in 1 year? Well Tommy Godwin did in 1939

Since posting the article below, I have found Dave Barter and I recommend having a read of his blog. Plenty of great cycling reading.

Dave’s blog. http://www.phased.co.uk/  Furthermore Dave has recently come into possession of Tommy’s bike and you can read about how he did, and see a picture of the bike on Dave’s blog post.

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?

Tommy Godwin

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