After over a century and a half in business, it still comes back to the same things - be kind and look after your customers. We’ve had one friend longer than any other, Fraser has been with us since the beginning, at the spritely young age of 160 there’s not much he hasn't seen.
A brief resume of the life of one of the world’s greatest cyclists:
Name: Fraser ‘On The Rivet’ Fothergill
Born: Aberfeldy, Scotland.
Date of birth: 20.2.(18)59
Currently residing: Sutton, England.
Married: Betty Turner 1879, died 1933
Married: Carol Dindle 1936, absconded 1968
Partnered: Collette ‘Cod Face’ Peck 1973 to date.
Professional Debut: Pearson High wheelers 1878-1887
Pearson/British Army 1918-1939
WORLD WAR TWO
Pearson/Courage Best 1945-1951
Pearson/Old Mutual 1960-1971
Mills/Pearson – 1971-1985
RETIRED FROM COMPETITION
Pearson – The Dandy Penny Farthing
Pearson – Big Rimmer Penny Farthing
Pearson – Safety First Safety Bike
Pearson – Endeavour Road Rally
Pearson – One on One Road Bike
Pearson – Hammertime #1 Road Bike
Pearson – A Cunning Plan Touring Bike
Pearson – Wet as an Otters Pocket Commuter
Pearson – I Will Survive Utility Bike
Pearson – Hammertime #7 Road Bike
Pearson – Off Grid Gravel Bike
Pearson – Minegoestoeleven Aero Road
Around the world ride 1888 – 330 DAYS
President of the fixed wheel association 1895 – 1917
To the Bar Gentleman’s Cycling Club – Founder 1920
Three Peak Unicycle Challenge – 1946
USA ‘Mission to the Moon’ cycle to Florida – 1969
Brighton and Back x 5 in 24 hours – 1972
Silver Jubilee Ride Windsor to Balmoral to Buckingham Palace – 1977
‘Miles to Mars’ award in recognition of miles spent on a bike – 1995
Golden Jubilee Ride Botswana to Buck House single-handed (one hand on the bar) – 2002
Brighton and Back blindfolded on ‘The Dandy’ for 150 year anniversary of Pearson – 2010
Fraser is fitter than ever and continues to ride most days. He recently turned down the presidency of ‘The Over the Hill’ club for the fourth time in the last decade, citing inappropriate selection for a person of such youth.