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  • TALKING HEADS

    TALKING HEADS

    Sunday 15th May sees the end of Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK. In America, meanwhile, the entire month of May has been given over to highlighting this important subject. At Pearson, we believe it’s something that should last longer than a week or a month...
  • BACKSTEDT TEAM RACE REPORT

    BACKSTEDT TEAM RACE REPORT

    Race report:  After a tough race on the Saturday, Dylan, Mattie and Nathan decided to give a race in Duisburg a go. It was a race consisting of 14 laps of a 6km circuit, it had decent, corners, and a climb to the finish with a short stretch of cobbles. The race went straight from the gun, people were hopping off the front within the...
  • COVERING THE ANGLES

    COVERING THE ANGLES

    An interview with Lead Bike Designer Scott Decker on the art (and science) behind the perfect Pearson bike.
  • GENDER NEUTRAL - Bike design for individuals

    GENDER NEUTRAL - Bike design for individuals

    As the world’s oldest cycling company, Pearson has spent 160 years not making bikes for women. And that’s not about to change anytime soon. In the modern battle of the sexes, most headlines are commanded by things such as pay inequality. An area which gets little, which is to say no attention, is bikes. A quick spin through the websites of some of the...
  • Pearson x Lake: Tearaway Cycling Shoes/Born Unslippy® Pedalset

    Pearson x Lake: Tearaway Cycling Shoes/Born Unslippy® Pedalset

    Grafted to a luxury Lake sneaker-trainer, the Tearaways feature proprietary RUG® technology. The acronym stands for ‘Road, Urban, Gravel’ because this really is the only cycling shoe you’ll ever need.
  • BLIND DATA

    BLIND DATA

    Will Pearson gave up his car in favour of environmentally friendly transport – and yes, more cycling. In the second of our series looking at ‘active’ travel, we look at what the government is doing to help others to follow in his tyre tracks. Figures recently released by the Department for Transport suggest that bike travel in Britain has increased significantly in the past...
  • TWO WHEELS ON MY WAGON

    TWO WHEELS ON MY WAGON

    In light of Pearson’s commitment to sustainability, owner (and cyclist) Will Pearson recently decided to give up his car altogether. With a family and business to maintain, would he come to regret his decision? Before the big switch, what part did driving play in your everyday life?I live in Wimbledon, not far from the Pearson Performance store, in Sheen. It’s a distance of only...
  • Wellbeing: Natural Highs-Pearson1860

    Wellbeing: Natural Highs

    We know cycling is good for both body and mind, even if we’re not exactly sure why. It releases endorphins. That’s the best most of us can muster as we regale some poor soul with the time-splits for our latest sportive, or the benefits of hill reps. Heaven forbid we’ll be asked to explain what endorphins actually are.
  • 2021 REVIEW. WELL THAT WENT WELL.

    2021 REVIEW. WELL THAT WENT WELL.

    As we bid farewell to another year of the pandemic, Pearson looks back at some of the seismic events of the past 12 months. (And some not so much). The period between Christmas and New Year is a time to take stock. Few stories better captures this spirit of reflection than Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Regular Pearson followers will know we’ve always felt a bit of a bond...
  • PEARSON TYRE TRACKS VOLUME TWO, BY NEMONE

    PEARSON TYRE TRACKS VOLUME TWO, BY NEMONE

    At this time last year, 6 Music DJ Nemone created an exclusive Pearson playlist to keep you cycling through the dark days of winter. And this month, she’s done it all over again. So, tune in, zone out (just not too much) and get riding.A qualified psychotherapist, Nemone’s latest BBC series, Journeys in Sound, investigates the links between music and our minds. Which makes...
  • Bling Bling - coming through

    Bling Bling - coming through

    Your guarantee of cycling quality for the better part of a hundred and sixty years, in 2022 the Pearson rose head badge is set to get a glamorous makeover. At Pearson, you might say we have a thing about heritage. It’s hard not to, when you’re the world’s oldest bike company and run by the fifth consecutive generation...
  • Pearson chevron design

    A NEW ANGLE

    The humble chevron features across the Pearson range. From bikes to apparel, this centuries-old design is sure to have you heading in the right direction. If you’re looking for the origins of the word ‘chevron’ you won’t get much help from Google. The top-ranking results can leave you feeling a bit like Jack Malik, lead character in the Richard Curtis film Yesterday. Waking one...
  • IT'S A COP-OUT

    IT'S A COP-OUT

    The Cop26 summit held in Glasgow over the past fortnight has offered genuine hope for the future. Some say cycling wasn’t given its due at the event but to simply heap the blame on Bojo and co is to miss a key point. Picture by UK Green Building CouncilWith the Cop26 climate conference having drawn to a close, representatives of the attending nations are...
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