BCC was the brainchild of Tommy Godwin. TG (or "The Gaffer") won two bronze medals at the 1948 Olympics. His list of achievments is endless but it includes management of
BCC was the brainchild of Tommy Godwin. TG (or “The Gaffer”) won two bronze medals at the 1948 Olympics. His list of achievments is endless but it includes management of the British National team, before opening his own bike shop in Kings Heath. Sadly, TG passed away in 2012, aged 90.
The BCC was formed as a merger of the Wyndeham and Rover clubs in the mid 1960’s. Based at the 440 yard tarmac velodrome at Salford Park, the club enjoyed much success, including Graham Webb winning the World Amateur Road Race in 1967, as well as setting new national track records at 10 miles, 25 miles and 1 hour (all in a single session at Salford Park).
Racing is from 2pm for one hour. This is an opportunity to convert some of the stamina built up at the longer races into an hour of racing at full speed.