Annual fund-raising Braveheart Ride takes place on Saturday, October 25, in Scotland

A sportive organised by a fund that has helped a world champion and a national champion this year alone closes on Tuesday (October 21).

The Braveheart Cycling Fund has been in operation since 2003 when Giro d’Italia rider Brian Smith set it up to offer grants to young Scottish cyclists to allow them to progress through the sport.

Its roster of 17 riders for 2014 included team pursuit World Champion Katie Archibald and National Circuit Race Champion Eileen Roe.

Funding for next year’s beneficiaries is provided by the fund’s sponsors and their fundraising dinner and ride, the latter of which takes place on Saturday, October 25.

The Endura Braveheart Ride sportive is either 20 miles or 44 miles and already hundreds have signed up for the event being held around East Ayrshire and East Renfrewshire.

Entry is £20 for adults and £10 for under 16s. For more information visit the Braveheart Fund website.

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