Olympian Tommy Godwin opens cycling exhibition

By Matthew Bates 26/06 Updated: 29/06 16:11

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Buy photos » Coventry and Warwickshire cycling quartet Mick Ives, Darren Atkins, Tommy Godwin and Ernie Crutchlow help open the Pedals to Medals exhibition. Photo by Haydn Bailey.

OLYMPIC medalist Tommy Godwin has opened the Transport Museum's latest exhibition, Pedals to Medals.

The 91-year-old, who won bronze in 1948 - the last time the Games was held in London - has offered some of his own treasured memorabilia to form part of the exhibition, which tells the story of competitive cycling.

It features bikes and other items from greats such as Chris Boardman and local legends Ernie Crutchlow and Mick Ives, who also also at the opening day.

Tommy, who started his cycling career at the former Butts cycle track in Spon End, said: "I have been privileged to travel the world as a cyclist and cycling team manager.

"It was a great honour for me to open this wonderful exhibition which tells the stories of some of the people, particularly those from the Coventry area, who have achieved great things on two wheels and made huge contributions to the sport of competitive cycling."

Pedals To Medals is free to get into and runs until October 14.

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