Riders saddle up to honour Nick


Charity cyclists have returned to mark two years since the death of a loved brother and retrace his favourites routes.

The Rawlinson Bracket cycle will this year mark the passing of Kenilworth man Nick Rawlinson who passed away in 2012 aged 30.

His death was as a result of an unusual cardiac disorder, caused by Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS).

Ever since the family loss, his brother Chris has been working with charity SADS UK to bring in funds through the Rawlinson Bracket.

And their latest cycle set off on Sunday, taking in Nick’s favourite climbs and routes along the way.

As well as the Edge Hill escarpment, the ride continued around Kenilworth where Nick was born and brought up.

Chris, who has been working tirelessly with the charity, said: “Nick, to me, was first and foremost a great brother and friend; fun-loving, never without a smile on his face and always willing to lend an ear or a helping hand.

“He was also a great son to my parents and a mate to those who knew him.”

In 2013, the Rawlinson Bracket raised £4,200 for the charity. Its founder, Anne Jolly, thanked them all for the invaluable support.

“SADS UK is very grateful to Chris, Stephen and everyone involved for organising the Rawlinson Bracket 2014 which is such a fantastic cycling challenge to raise awareness and funds,” she said.

To find out more, visit www.sadsuk.org or www.britishcycling.org.uk where full details of the charity challenge are listed.