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Join us on the 27th of April at 9:00am for the inaugural Pearson Steeplechase. More info
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OVERVIEW

As the name suggests, the Pearson Steeplechase is inspired by the equine discipline of steeplechasing, a sport invented in Ireland in the 18th century. A time when people rode horses rather bikes and went to church for the churchy stuff, rather than to try to bag a school place. (We know, crazy.) If you want to witness traditional steeplechasing these days, you’ll need to visit a country point-to-point, the Cheltenham Festival or your local branch of William Hill. (Other bookmakers are available.)


Alternatively, you could take part in the inaugural edition of the Pearson Steeplechase, which takes place in April 2024. Staged across the rolling Surrey countryside, the event offers two different courses on two types of terrain; gravel grinders can sign up to a 60km off-road ride, while road riders can opt for a 100km route on the hard stuff. According to experts (us), a good roadie and their gravel riding equivalent should complete their respective distances in roughly the same time. 


Whichever course you choose, riders will be required to pass multiple landmarks all of which are, funnily enough, church steeples. The event is likely to be competitive but, like the Lord’s house, all are welcome. Indeed, for those of you who conclude that slow-and-steady doesn’t win the race but frankly who cares, Pearson will be waiting at the finish line with a beverage or two. Because, in contrast to the abundance of steeples you’ll encounter en route, the Pearson Steeplechase concludes at one place commonly worshipped by cyclists, that is Box Hill.

 

Book your spot today in support of our mental health charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (Calm).

As the name suggests, the Pearson Steeplechase is inspired by the equine discipline of steeplechasing, a sport invented in Ireland in the 18th century. A time when people rode horses rather bikes and went to church for the churchy stuff, rather than to try to bag a school place. (We know, crazy.) If you want to witness traditional steeplechasing these days, you’ll need to visit a country point-to-point, the Cheltenham Festival or your local branch of William Hill. (Other bookmakers are available.)


Alternatively, you could take part in the inaugural edition of the Pearson Steeplechase, which takes place in April 2024. Staged across the rolling Surrey countryside, the event offers two different courses on two types of terrain; gravel grinders can sign up to a 60km off-road ride, while road riders can opt for a 100km route on the hard stuff. According to experts (us), a good roadie and their gravel riding equivalent should complete their respective distances in roughly the same time. 


Whichever course you choose, riders will be required to pass multiple landmarks all of which are, funnily enough, church steeples. The event is likely to be competitive but, like the Lord’s house, all are welcome. Indeed, for those of you who conclude that slow-and-steady doesn’t win the race but frankly who cares, Pearson will be waiting at the finish line with a beverage or two. Because, in contrast to the abundance of steeples you’ll encounter en route, the Pearson Steeplechase concludes at one place commonly worshipped by cyclists, that is Box Hill.

 

Book your spot today in support of our mental health charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (Calm).

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