Pearson 150 Sportive
22/05/2011 - Surrey and Sussex - Sportive
Back by popular demand after the huge success of last year's event, we promise an even better ride to kick start your summer.
Pearson Cycle Specialists invite you to join the 2011 Pearson 150 Sportive!
Two distances, 150km or 75km, a great day of riding, beautiful scenery, and a challenge for all levels of rider in aid of Royal Marsden Hospital.
Why ride this event?
After the success of the 2010 Pearson sportive we aim to make the 2011 sportive even better! The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign raises money to help the hospital stay at the leading edge of cancer treatment, research and care. It is a centre of excellence for cancer sufferers, helping people of all ages from all over the country. Cancer touches the lives of so many people and we at Pearsons owe a great debt to the Marsden, for the treatment that Roger Pearson (4th generation of Pearson to run the business) received following diagnosis and in his final days battling this disease. Not only will you enjoy a fantastic day out, but you will also be raising money for this cause through your entry.
For the 2011 event, we aim to add:
New and improved route markers
Increased donation to the Royal Marsden Marsden.
More entry availability Marshalling points at strategic points on course
Addition of further feed/watering stop for longer route
The Pearson 150 (150km) route will take you south through the lanes of Surrey and Sussex, taking in the climbs of the North and South downs, followed by a swift descent to the half way marker at Brighton. There you can take in the sea air and refuel. The second half of the route will take you north again, riding through exquisite undulating scenery to the finish. Timing chips will be clocked in and results instantly available.
A map of the 150km route can be found here:
http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-kingdom/sutton/726125685501956571 Please enter HERE
The Challenge route is 75km through leafy lanes in Surrey taking in some easier ascents of the north downs. The halfway mark will be just on the borders of Sussex where the ride turns for home via a refuelling point and more beautiful lanes en route. Again, at the finish, timing chips will be clocked in and results available.
A map of the 75km route can be found here:
http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-kingdom/sutton/761125685583263178 Please enter HERE
We have created a Just Giving page for all participants to direct any other sponsorship to the Marsden. Please request that any donors state the participants name when donating as reference.
Your support will be greatly appreciated! Please enter HERE
For Cyclosport course review with pictures please click here
For Cyclosport review of 2010 event please click here
Please take a look at our pics from 2010 event to see the fun we had!
Some further information from 2010:
Sportident 2010 timings
Bikechimp report on the 150
Read Charles Starmer-Smith's review of the 150 Pearson Sportive in the Telegraph
A video of their day, courtesy of SWRC