Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Cycle Show Hangover

Blurry Cycle Show

We've been in a little bit of a daze since since Cycle Show earlier in the month, hence the lack of blog updates, but things are slowly returning to normal and the blurry vision is all but gone. We thought we'd take this opportunity, though, whilst the events are still relatively fresh in our minds, to give you a quick run down of how the show went.

First and foremost, our competition to win "The Ride of Your Life", a chance to ride, for a month, one of our Pearson custom bikes that has been fitted precisely to your specifications, was a great success with hundreds of people entering. We're pleased to announce that Peter Mann has won the competition and we will be contacting him shortly to arrange the build of his dream machine.

We've also received a bit of attention in the cycling press about our stand and the bikes that we had on display, notably on Bike Radar and also on

Bike Radar paid a lot of attention to our newest addition to the range, the Kipper, a collaboration with Timothy Everest. You'll find their view of the Kipper at the bottom of the article. gave a broader summary of the bikes that we had on offer, commenting particularly on our Carbon Audax, a bike we're also very proud of. We would definitely dispute their assertion, though, that our claim to being the world's oldest bike shop at 150 years old meant that we were sitting on our hands for 35 years. Finding agreement on the infallible source that is Wikipedia, the bicycle's forerunner, the dandy horse was around long before Pearsons came into existence in 1860. If you keep this little bit of historical correction in mind, their article is well worth a read and you'll find the bit about us around 2/3 of the way down.

One more round of Alka-Seltzers and we should hopefully have shifted the worst of the Cycle Show hangover and normal service on the website/blog front should resume shortly.

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