We have all just about recovered from the annual Pearson 150, which took place last Sunday. We hope you all had it in you to pull your achy frames from your beds on Monday morning as well.
As the event approached, it was dubious as to whether the glorious sunshine would make a come back for a second year running - riding conditions were particularly challenging. Entrants were subjected to a pretty decent wind bashing and I can't imagine such blustery conditions facilitated the 150km for those with aero wheels. Despite the slightly lack lustre weather, the ride was a success with 620 people signed up and and no spills en route.
Despite my tardy ways, the Pearson team was out in full force; some of us marshalling, some of us riding and the most fortunate of us were sitting in deck chairs at the feed stops. There, we sipped on hot tea and sampled the delights from SIS, Infinity Foods, Eat Natural, Diva Smoothies & Doves Farm Ltd… The nutrition and treats were plentiful. I must hand it to Guy Pearson, who, upon rolling in managed to consume three bags of assorted nuts, an energy bar and an entire fruit cake before setting off again with William.
Pearson would like to thank all of you who participated on the Pearson, for your donations, your time and your sweat to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. A special thank you as well, to the boys at Puncheur for their hard work and collaboration in organising what - we hope - was a fun and rewarding ride for every one who participated.
You can access the sortable time sheet here, thank you to Matt Bee for these. Further, if you are interested in getting your mitts on some snaps from the day; visit Sportive Photo for a plethora of quality prints.
Donations continue to roll in, if you would like to make a donation, please visit us on the Pearson 150 Just Giving page.