Helping a heritage cycling brand change gears.

Since starting back in 1860, Pearson has become an established British cycling brand. Now run by the fifth generation of the Pearson family, it is recognised as the world’s oldest bicycle business. Following impressive success in their London stores, they wanted to bring the business into the 21st century by improving their online offering. They approached us to boost their online conversion rate and help them appeal to new markets.

Lead time:
6 months
Sport & Leisure
Target Type:
Website Goals:
Launch New Brand, Drive Sales
eCommerce Web Design, Digital Marketing
Pearson cyclists modelling Pearson bikes
  • Adobe XD Designs
  • WordPress CMS
  • WooCommerce Shop
  • Responsive Design
  • Apply Pay Integration
  • Ongoing Digital Marketing
  • 1 x Project Manager
  • 2 x Digital Marketing Specialists
  • 1 x Website Designer
  • 1 x Front-end Programmer
  • 1 x Back-end Programmer
  • 1 x Quality Assurance Tester

Taking success online

One of Pearson’s goals was to widen their offering of cycling apparel. They believe that cycling should be accessible to all and wanted to appeal to all cycling enthusiasts, not just the cycling gurus. To increase the accessibility of the new Pearson website to new cyclists, we created a website structure that enables users to shop by collections and by categories. 


Pearson website megamenu

Photographic menu

We implemented a drop down menu to showcase imagery of the collections, apparel and bikes.

All Clothing Category page on the Pearson website

Clean and clear

Products are presented in a bold and clear way to provide a simple and intuitive user experience.

Pearson website product page

Dynamic imagery

Product page imagery updates as options and add-ons are selected, showcasing the customer’s final product.

Pearson website checkout page

Payment gateways

We integrated with 3 different payment gateways including Apple Pay to streamline the checkout process and meet market demand.

301 strategy

The new Pearson website launch involved both a rebrand and a domain change. We managed this process, taking measures to protect existing search engine rankings. Each URL from the old domain was mapped to the equivalent page on the new website and Google was informed of the rebrand.

Mobile view of the Pearson website homepage banner Mobile view of the Third Time Lucky Jersey product page Adventure product category overview page
New bicycle frame from Pearson Cycles
Classic Road Collection iPhone Screenshot
Pearson cycling jerseys

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