Friday, 23 September 2011

Cycle Show 2011

Following a fantastic show last year and an exceptionally eventful 2011, what better way to continue than to pack our trunks and rally up to Birmingham for this year’s Cycle Show at the NEC. Despite Guy’s enthusiasm to cycle, we thought we would trade in the vélo for a van… Yes, that’s right, next week we are no longer MAMILs… We’re 'men in ven'.

From the 29th September to the 2nd October, Pearson will be at stand F51 displaying the eagerly anticipated Ridley FAST concept bike; beautiful, racing machines from Serotta and Guru as well as the brand new 2012 Pearson range – I’m warning you, it's had quite the face lift.

Sneak Peek

If that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, we will be running CycleFit demonstrations with a preview of our new SiCi jig. We know that the options at the show can be overwhelming at times and that often you’re left giddy with excitement, like a little boy in a scooter shop. So if you miss the demonstrations, bookings can be made at the show for a classic Cyclefit (on the jig) or for a Cyclefit on your own bike These will take place in our new Sheen Cyclefit studios.

If you too are going to the Cycle Show, why not come and visit us to see what we've been getting up to and more importantly, what we will be getting up to for the new trade year.

If you need more convincing, you can pick up a discounted ticket on the Cycle Show website; just enter the discount code, EXH66 and you’ll get your tickets for just £11 each!

Another Peek

Join us at the 2011 Cycle show, stand F51.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Pearson Performance

News from Sheen…

Pearson Performance is open now.

We've actually been open for just under two weeks and we’re very much enjoying the Sheen flavour; the myriad of sandwich shops, the fresh, steaming coffee and the prevalent hum of cassettes spinning down the high street. Thus, it seems that after a long summer’s slogging away at an empty shell, the Pearson team have emerged from the completed work, riddled with knots, peppered with brick dust and with smiles from ear to ear.

Pearson Performance

The day of the opening was my first proper visit to Pearson Performance and even after 8 hours of being there I hadn’t completely drank it in. It was only after a day of what can only be described as a real-life enactment of 60-Minute Makeovers, that I realised just how exciting the space is. From the beautifully-engineered speed machines that adorn its floors and walls to the all-day coffee bar, where the Pearson community can enjoy the same scintillating conversation in Sheen, as well as Sutton - except this one has more of a retro feel.

The Café

An elevated clothing area, sporting a subtle Union Jack, offers clothing from Endura, Castelli and luxury, merino wool undergarments from Icebreaker. Take a fix from heat-moulded Fi’zi:k and Lake shoes while you're there. Further, don’t forget that the new Pearson Performance winter clothing range is set to land shortly.

The Clothing Stand

On Friday 2nd September, the friends & family opening was graciously attended by cycling legend Sean Kelly and his counterpart David Harmon. The crowd was a true representation of the amount of work, passion and creativity that have been poured into the new shop and the sense of pride was evident within everyone. The festivities may have carried on a little later than we had anticipated and with normal opening hours commencing on the Saturday, some of us were shaking off the cobwebs come morning-time.

The friends & family opening

So drop by soon to see the shop that everybody is talking about; have a coffee, a chat and browse our ever growing range of exciting, individual products from international brands; Serotta, Guru, Ridley, Brompton and of course Pearson.

The official opening of Pearson Performance is Friday 23rd September - come one, come all from 17:30 onwards.