Online entries for the Pearson Brighton & Back Sportive 2018 are now CLOSED.

You are able to sign up on the morning of Sunday 13th May at £60 (card payments).


Why ride or sponsor a rider for this event?

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity 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 you know 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 battling this disease.

> Timing chips for each rider
> Route markers
> 1000 entries now available
> Speedy sign in for registration at HQ
> Marshalling points at strategic points on course
> Addition of further feed/watering stop for longer route
> Photography on route
> Hot food and drinks will be available at HQ
>*Under 18s entry available (Minimum age of 16) – must be accompanied by an adult.
As this is what I have put in our event T&Cs.
> Limited on the day sign ups, registration fee £60

The Routes:


The Pearson 150* Brighton and Back 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. Feed stops will be on Dyke Road coming back out of Brighton and at Rusper.

Start and Finish: The Royal Marsden Hospital, (Institute of Cancer Research entrance) Cotswold Rd, Sutton, Surrey. Map here. Registration from 6.15am roll out as soon as ready!

* Please note due to the our ride coinciding with other events in Brighton, the route by-passes the seafront to avoid congestion and allows a speedier transit through the town, so is slightly shorter this year at 153km.

To make a donation to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity please donate here.

A map of the 150km route can be found here.


The 70km Challenge Brighton One Way route winds it's way through leafy lanes in Surrey and Sussex. Taking in ascents and descents of the north and south downs, this course has been designed for novices and fun riders who would like to take on a real cycling challenge. It's a perfect opportunity to enjoy a great day of cycling and help raise money for the charity.

Start: The Royal Marsden Hospital, (Institute of Cancer Research entrance) Cotswold Rd, Sutton, Surrey. Map here. Registration from 6.00am roll out as soon as ready!

Finish: Brighton - Dyke Road Cafe (Feed stop for the Pearson 150 route). Timing chips will be scanned and handed in and it will be the rider's responsibilty for return home.

Trains run regularly from Brighton station 5 mins from the finish, downhill! Map here.

Car parking on Dyke Road is ample for overnight and on the day pick up.

To sponsor a rider for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity please donate here.

70km route


We value your support hugely so please join us and help make a difference to many lives which will benefit from your toil!

Training Program

View our training programme for any mid distance sportive - here.


Join the event on Strava here.


"Like a drunken bridegroom on his wedding night, there was much sweating, grovelling and heavy breathing..." - Bike Chimp


Any help from volunteers will be greatly appreciated on the day please contact us if you can offer your time!

Contact Us

All enquiries regarding entries, please email 

Our Supporters


Pearson Brighton & Back Sportive 2017

 Congratulations and huge thanks to all those who supported the Pearson Brighton and Back sportive. We totalled 542 entrants, a record year - amazing effort and greatly appreciated by The Royal Marsden and all of us at Pearson's.

We are now delighted to announce that this year’s event has raised a total of £42,922.76 - which is a new event record! 

> Please find the link to the final timing results - view here

Thank you again!