The Pearson community share a love for cycling by posting tried and tested Strava rides for others to enjoy. Below is list of some of our favourites, they are often routes that start around London or our Sheen base. They all link through to the Strava app for easy access, and we have added some basic ride details to help you choose what's right for you. For future automatic alerts don't forget to follow Pearson 1860 on Strava.

The Dirty Winza (Editors Cut).

July, 2020.

Dirty Winza Swinley Forest Pearson

A beauty of a mainly off-road route (with the odd road stretch) out along the Thames via Weybridge and Basingstoke canal to Deepcut, across the badlands of Swinley Forest (known for its mountain bike tracks), the Jubilee River to Slough, returning via the Grand Union Canal to Brentford and Thameside for the last leg home.

A big ride with dirty great rewards along the way.

116km

440m

Gravel

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To Brighton!

Ninteen to the Dozen.

July, 2020.

leith hill pearson strava

 

Deepest darkest Surrey Hills. Leith Hill, Hurt Wood and Winterfold. With 1370m of elevation over 117km and five significant climbs, this is a real leg tester.

117km

1371m

Road

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A Trail of Two Cities.

June, 2020.

 

 

A virtually entirely off-road route to the coast. Leave London and follow the Thames to Weybridge, along the Wey Navigation to Guildford. Pick up the Downs Link, a cycle path converted from a disused railway line, to Shoreham and the coast. Finish along the front to Brighton station, for a used railway ride home.

114km

663m

Gravel

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To Brighton!

June, 2020.

Brighton ditchling beacon pearson

A quick route to Brighton via Ditchling Beacon. Taking in the North and South Downs climbs, this ride is varied with rolling, lumpy and fast sections. Fish and chip rewards greatest effort - recommend the Regency Cafe on the front in Regency Square for the best in town, and a cycling obsessed owner, 5 *. Trains easily caught back to London with bikes on weekends if required!

86.81km

1127m

Road

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What have the Romans ever done for us?

Created on June 12, 2020

Setting off through Wimbledon Common, along the Hogsmeade River to Epsom Common to Stane Street. Follow the Roman road down to Box Hill, then across towards Ranmore where you join the bridleway along the bottom of the North Downs. Climb over the downs up Colekitchen Lane and head back into town via Ashtead, Oxshott and Esher commons.

80.42km

857m

Gravel

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For Queen and Country!

May 29, 2020

"Follow a James Bond themed ride - along the River Thames, through Staines, to Pinewood studios - home to the James Bond franchise since the filming 'Dr. No' (1962), right up to the yet to be released 'No Time to Die' (2020).

Following the national cycle network, the route takes little lanes to Burnham Beeches, before dropping down past Dorney into Bond's old school - Eton. Across the cobbled bridge into Windsor the route skirts Windsor castle.

Plenty of cafes in Windsor for a quick coffee before heading through Great Windsor park, Egham, Chertsey and home."

115.42km

546m

Road

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Shere Drop

Created on May 29, 2020

The route is a challenging scenic loop through Surrey. A fast return leg is a great reward for early efforts through the lanes. Ride the roads raced by the pros in the Tour of Britain.

95.59km

922m

Road

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Life On Mars.

Created on May 6, 2020

"This ride takes its name from a Strava section on the route, called Life on Mars. Quite apt we thought when the world feels like a slightly alien environment. While we may not be alone, 'going solo' is our default for the moment, so here's a great ride to enjoy a little cosmic distance. Far out!

Route summary: over Wimbledon Common, Horton Park, Epsom common to Stane Street. Stunning little loop through the bluebells on a easy trail called 'Life on Mars' (no idea why!) Then again along Stane Street and back via Ashtead Common, Claygate Common, Telegraph Hill and then tow path from Kingston to Richmond."

59.83km

513m

Gravel

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Urban Skirmish.

Created on April 13, 2020

A fast route around London with some amazing sites and places to admire.

29.40km

97m

Road

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Thames Pathfinder

Created on March 26, 2020

From Pearson Performance Sheen, 50km through Richmond Park, Wimbledon Common, Thames Tow Path, Bushy Park and back through Richmond. Almost entirely off-road!

49.42km

177m

Gravel

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Pearson Inside Out Gravel Series

Created on March 17, 2020

The final confirmed route. Now a segment too, do your best.

32.09mi

1,181ft

Gravel

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