Bib ShortsBritish Summer Time Begins

Bib ShortsBritish Summer Time Begins

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Highly breathable, lightweight cycling bib shorts created for warmer conditions. One of Pearson’s most sustainable products to date, the shorts are made from recycled fabrics without compromising on performance. Featuring the most advanced and comfortable "PhD' padded insert yet.
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Bib ShortsBritish Summer Time Begins

Designed for superlative performance when the temperatures rise, these cycling bib shorts owe their name to one William Willett. A proud son of Surrey, like generations of Pearsons, Willett was also the father of daylight saving time. Or, as it’s more commonly known, British summer time, first established in 1916. The shorts are built around an exclusive PhD road cycling pad, created from data gathered during a decade of Pearson bike fittings.

Bib Shorts - British Summer Time Begins - Pearson 1860

Highly breathable, the shorts are as green and pleasant as the rides we hope you enjoy this summer. In fact, they might be the most sustainable bib shorts ever made. The main fabric is made from entirely recycled polyamide and recycled Lycra. The high-wicking mesh is also recycled, while Merrow ACTIVESEAM® technology eliminate discomfort. The legs are finished with a Pearson logo and Pearson Rose detail, plus feature reflective side tabs for extra visibility in darker conditions.

Bib Shorts - British Summer Time Begins - Pearson 1860
  • Main fabric: 86% recycled polyamide; 14 recycled Lycra.
  • Mesh bibs 73% recycled nylon; 27% recycled Lycra.
  • Merrow ACTIVESEAM® technology.
  • Pearson 'PhD' all day fully breathable padded insert.

  • Highly breathable to reduce moisture on skin.
  • Lightweight for warmer weather use.
  • High-wicking mesh bib section to keep upper body cooler.
  • 100% recycled fabrics for sustainability.
  • Exclusive 'PhD' pad for all day ride comfort.
  • Merrow ACTIVESEAM® technology for long term durability.
  • Pearson logo in black or white.
  • Pearson Rose detail sewn cotton badge for the seal of authenticity.
  • Reflective side leg tags for extra visibility in darker conditions.

Pearson bib shorts are close fitting and designed to fit comfortably over a base layer.


Waist size

  • S – 30″ (76cm)
  • M – 32″ (81cm)
  • L – 34″ (86cm)
  • XL – 36″ (91cm)
  • XXL – 38″ (96cm)

Need some help? Contact Customer Care for further assistance.


Pearson 1860 offers a number of finance options when you reach the checkout. You can choose to pay with Klarna which will allow you to checkout quickly with two payment options, pay in 3 installments or pay 30 days later - See information below. If however you want a longer finance agreement maybe for a bike we offer V12 retail finance, details are below. For this option we suggest you email and we will arrange for one of the team to look after your purchase and finance personally.

Klarna - Shop now. Pay later.

Pay in 3 instalments

Pay up to 30 days later

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Klana - Pay 30 days

Buy what you love today, and spread the cost over time in 3 equal instalments. Your chosen card will be charged automatically. No interest. No fees. Ever.

Shop now. Pay later. Get up to 30 days to pay ensuring you love your items before you pay with no late fees or interest. Say goodbye to waiting around for refunds.

V12 Retail Finance.

Finance may be available for your purchase through V12 Retail Finance.

In order to apply for credit with V12 Finance you must:

  • Be between 18 and 75 years of age
  • Be either in full-time employment (16 hours or more per week), self-employed, retired and over 50 years of age or be in receipt of an invalidity or disability allowance
  • Be a UK resident and must have lived in the UK for the last three years or more
  • Be able to make repayments by direct debit
  • Provide your previous address if you have lived at your current address for less than 3 years

Applications for finance must be done in-store. Terms and Conditions will apply.

Any bike purchased using finance must be delivered to the applicant’s home address. This is a legal requirement when a finance contract is in place – it helps protect customers from fraud and identity theft.

V12 Retail offers 0% finance up to 12 months.

0% finance is an excellent way to spread the cost of payments on your new bike or accessories.

Please note – 0% finance is not available on sale, cycle scheme or discounted models unless otherwise stated.

Subject to your eligibility V12 Retail Finance offer:

6 or 12 months 0% finance on bikes over £700 and up to £7000


Length of contract Bike cost Deposit payable Still to pay Monthly payments
6 Months £700 £70 £630 £105
12 Months £7000 £700 £6300 £525

Coronavirus Update: At this point all efforts are being made to ensure deliveries arrive on time and refunds are processed timely, but due to the global Coronavirus out break some countries may experience delays depending on their location. Please use the tracking link below to keep as up to date as us.

At Pearson, we strive to provide our customers with the best quality products, but if you’re not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can easily make a return or exchange. You have 28 days of receipt to return an item for a refund or exchange.


FREE Click & Collect option at our Sheen store (3-5 days)

FREE UK Delivery for all orders over £100

For orders under £100: delivery will be via Royal Mail 2nd Class for £4.99 An order received before 11am Monday to Friday will arrive the following day.


As all bikes have to be built and checked, delivery may take two working days.

For more delivery options for the UK and Internationally, please see our delivery & returns page.

For any questions or concerns, please contact us


Returns are accepted online for purchases directly from our website. If you wish to return an item bought in our Sheen store, please contact us to arrange. To make a return please fill in the Returns Form. All returns will be processed within 5 working days of receipt of the returned products in-line with our terms and conditions.

For more information about returns please see our delivery & returns page.

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