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The Rawlinson Bracket Winter Sportive 24/02/13

Sjeffer131Sjeffer131 Posts: 2
The Rawlinson Bracket ride is a hilly ride in the ‘Wilds of Warwickshire’ taking in the gradients of the Edge Hill escarpment. This ride marks a year since a close friend of ours, Nick, passed away in his sleep on the 24th of February 2012, aged 30.

This event has two objectives - the first is to raise funds for research into, and awareness of, Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS), the second is to allow you to experience the type of riding that Nick enjoyed with a passion.

Nick was a local lad, born and bred in Kenilworth and worked at JLR. Nick loved cycling, especially the suffering aspect. The Hilly Route goes over some of Nick’s favourite local climbs and training routes. He was using these roads in preparation for the Maratona dles Dolomites in July 2012 and his first season of road racing. He was a keen Strava member and follower of ‘The Rules’ especially rule#9. He was also the owner of one of the noisiest bikes I’ve ever come across, after several weeks and new components later it turned out that the bottom bracket was the final piece of the jigsaw which is why this event is called The Rawlinson Bracket.


If you would to join us please go to for entry and route details.


  • saprkzzsaprkzz Posts: 592
    Great Sportive!... Very well orgainzed and an enjoyable route, hills kept on coming! Nicely marked out and support cars well placed..

    Very cold morning though, would love to come back and do that route in warmer weather!

    Next year can you have some other photographers on maybe some flats and decents, the only photos of me will look like i am chewing a wasp being eaten by a spider! :)

    Any of BR'ers there today?

    Great ride, see ya next year!
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