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  • Introducing the new Pearson 1860 Urban Range-Pearson1860

    Introducing the new Pearson 1860 Urban Range

    Pearson has always prided itself on being adaptable. That’s why the new Pearson 1860 range reflects the changes we’ve seen over time to various boundaries. As the world’s oldest cycling company, we’ve witnessed Sutton, home to our original store when it opened in 1860, slowly change from a country village to a small town; it was finally absorbed by the growing metropolis of London...
  • Always Read the Label: Because It’s There-Pearson1860

    Always Read the Label: Because It’s There

    Whether riders or rock-climbers, the mountains have called adventurers for generations. Pearson’s Adventure collection raises a glass - champagne, naturally - to an icon of exploration.   When you’ve been around as long as Pearson has, that’s a lot of history. A lot of wandering off the map. A lot of firsts. We like to think of that history as a palette of influences,...
  • Introducing the new Pearson 1860 Adventure Collection

    Introducing the new Pearson 1860 Adventure Collection

    You might know that our founder Tom Pearson first opened his shop in 1860. You might know that from mending boneshakers and penny-farthings we expanded into other bikes. And today Pearson is the oldest bike business in the world. You might not know that at the ripe old age of 159 (and counting) Pearson Cycles is proud to announce an exciting new direction. It’s...
  • Origin Stories

    Origin Stories

    Pearson bikes are designed with personality and to celebrate all aspects of our national character. So, when it comes to choosing their names, we take inspiration from some unusual sources.
  • Pearson 1860 - a new era-Pearson1860

    Pearson 1860 - a new era

    We are proud to announce a new direction for Pearson, with the launch of a new concept called Pearson 1860.
  • Footwear As Part Of Proper Cycle Fit

    Cycling shoes are considered one of the most crucial contact points between the rider and their machine. As a result, have become a tremendously scrutinised topic in recent years. Although footwear is a vital component of proper cycle fit, too often can improper selection serve as a hindrance to rider comfort and performance. Despite their being a seemingly endless amount of choice and professional...
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