Great Britain team pursuit, 1948 London Olympic Games

Double 1948 London Olympic bronze medallist Tommy Godwin died on Saturday, November 3 2012, aged 91. Prior to the 2012 London Games, Cycling Weekly's Keith Bingham talked to Godwin about how cycling at the Games has changed in the last 64 years...

When 27-year-old Tommy Godwin won his two bronze medals in the 1948 London Olympic Games in the team pursuit and kilometre time trial at Herne Hill Stadium, there was no state of the art indoor velodrome, no custom made athletes' village.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.