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It Wasn't That Easy: The Tommy Godwin Story Paperback – 1 Jun 2007

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Contents List of Illustrations, vi My sporting heroes, viii Preface, ix Foreword, xi Acknowledgements, xii 1920 My American upbringing, 1 1932 Getting used to the English way of life, 10 1934 Starting work, starting cycling, 14 1936 I join the BSA Company and start racing, 21 1938 Keeping fit, training hard and learning the racing game - I join the 25 1939 Olympic Trial, 31 1944 Marriage in wartime, 35 1945 Getting back to normal - international call-up, 47 1946 Racing life and family life - the Muratti Cup - World Championships in Zurich, 53 1947 The BSA Gold Column - changes at home and work - a second Muratti win - World Championships in Paris - trouble at work, 64 1948 Touring in South Africa - fatherhood - Manchester Wheelers meet and a Muratti attempt - the London Olympics, 77 1949 Domestic upheaval - the Muratti Again - World Championships in Denmark, 93 1950 Empire Games in Auckland - goodbye, BSA - on the retail side - World Championships in Ghent, 104 1951 The Centennial Games in Christchurch, New Zealand - breaking point, ii8 1952 Touring in South Africa- no more racing, 126 1956 A National Training Scheme?, 135 1959 World Championships in Amsterdam as Track Team Manager, 138 1960 The price of failure, 140 1962 The first BCF training course for trackmen - World Championships in Milan - The Commonwealth Games in Perth, 143 1963 National training courses for roadmen and trackmen - World Championships in Liege, 151 1964 World Championships in Paris - the Tokyo Olympics, 155 1965 'Monday night is Madison night', i6i 1966 British Training Camp, Majorca, 165 1969 Team Manager, Copenhagen, 168 1970 World Championships in Leicester, 170 1971 World Championships in Varese - National Championship Week, 172 1980 Charitable work, 176 1987 Retirement, 178 1995 Looking back,180 Index, 184

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