It's that time of year again and we're gearing up for yet another cycle show, preparing the bikes and polishing the plinths. Seeing how it's also the 150th anniversary of Pearsons, we've lined up a great stand for this year's show.
We're bringing along a selection of our hand-built bikes, including our full carbon race, sportive, single speed, audax, cyclo cross and touring models. On top of that, we're running a competition to win a month's use of a Pearson bike of your choice, built to your specification. As if all that wasn't enough, we'll also be featuring our newest creation, the Pearson 'Kipper', a collaboration with bespoke tailor, Timothy Everest. It's named after an old Saville Row nickname for a tailoress, honest, we haven't just developed a weird interest in fish!
Now I know that the Pearson stand is all you're really interested in seeing, but in case it's so rammed that you can't get anywhere close, here are some of the other things at the show to help pass the time while you wait for a lull at our stand:
Commuter test track – a chance to test ride a wide range of road and hybrid bikes, including a number of our bikes.
Tirol/Dare 2b Mountain Bike Experience – yep, they've actually built an indoor off-road course for you to try out mountain bikes from loads of top brands. They've even provided Austria’s national team coach, Kurt Exenberger, to give expert coaching sessions.
Rock 'n' Roll Bike's Street Jam – three times a day, 16 professionals will battle it out, performing amazing aerial stunts.
For the lady cyclists among you, or the bike widows dragged to the show, Debbie Burton - the founder of minx-girl - and Jenn Hopkins, 24-hour solo rider and Great Divide Race competitor, will be answering your questions. Whether it's style tips or equipment advice, these two are sure point you in the right direction.
The cycle show runs from Thursday 7th October (trade and press preview day only) until Sunday 10th October, open to the public from 10am to 6pm (5pm on the Sunday). If you'd like tickets to the show, you can get advance tickets here. You can find us at stand D24, or just look out for where the crowds are heaviest.