If you're looking for a challenging pre-season event to warm up those winter legs and test your mettle on 6 tough climbs, then look no further than The Rawlinson Bracket, a sportive starting from Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire, on 22nd February 2015.
The ride is a tribute to Nick Rawlinson, a local lad who loved a bit of suffering and a tough climb or two. The event marks the anniversary of his sudden passing, aged 30, when his heart stopped from a suspected arrhythmic defect in February 2012.
We have picked a challenging 'top bracket' route that's very much in the spirit of the kind of rides Nick loved; 90km full of his favourite Warwickshire hills (930 metres of them with 14%+ gradients!) and training routes. We like to think of it as a mini 'Liege-Bastogne-Liege'
There's also a flatter, scenic 48km 'bottom bracket' for those don't have the appetite for those hills on a frosty February morning!
The roads are a mix of rural unclassified roads, B roads and a small section of quiet A road. The course will be sign posted and there is a feed station on the hilly route. There is ample car parking at Ride HQ (start/finish) along with toilets and refreshments.
There is a goody bag for all finishers.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to SADS UK (http://sadsuk.org.uk), a charity set up to raise awareness of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome, and cardiac risk which can affect young people through to middle age.
For more information and to enter, please visit our website