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Words by Mark
Published on 09/07/2014 15:39:55
3 Peaks Blog Our staff rider Lee wigginton is currently in training to participate in the renowned 3 peaks Cyclo-Cross challenge. The event takes place on the last week of September and is held on the three peaks of Yorkshire Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent. Described by many as ‘The hardest cyclo-cross race in the world’, The 3 peaks.... More
Words by Adam
Published on 09/07/2014 14:26:51
  What’s sweeter than a second Tour de France victory? A second Tour de France victory that starts on home soil and it’s sadly a sweetness that won’t be savoured by Wiggo. It’s been a tough time for one of Britain’s sporting heroes.Bradley’s emotionally choked interview on BBC breakfast seemed to leave little doubt who Team Sky.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 09/07/2014 13:36:03
Getting the most out of your new bike Hopefully you’re out enjoying the great British summer on your new bike! Here are our top tips to help you get the most out of your shiny new steed, including advice on clothing, nutrition and maintenance.   1.Eat and drink plenty.... More
Words by Adam
Published on 04/07/2014 14:49:37
We've got Rutland and TDF jerseys signed by Movistar rider and Grand Tour legend Alejandro Valverde and we're giving one away a week to one lucky winner. To be in with a chance drop your email to our Facebook inbox to be added to our newsletter list (you can un-subscribe at any time) We'll announce the winner next Friday.
Words by Adam
Published on 04/07/2014 12:01:25
This week see’s the release of Trek’s new road bike into the wild. The Emonda takes its place alongside the legendary Madone and the innovative Domane turning the Duet into a trilogy. The Madone is Trek’s out and out (although comfortable) racer whilst the Domane is the mile munching, smooth riding, all day bike. So how.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 30/06/2014 16:27:09
Falling off a bike is never preferable for any cyclist, but it’s always a possibility no matter what type of bike you are riding. Research tells us that nearly 75% of annual cycling fatalities are a result of head injuries. It goes without saying therefore, that a helmet is one of the most essential cycle accessories you can buy, to.... More
Words by Adam
Published on 27/06/2014 17:09:47
All Bikes Go to Heaven That poor lonely bike that sits in the corner of the shed has served you well. You’ve sweated it out together on the climbs, it carried you to and from work for all those years. Yep, together you’ve seen it all; Wind, rain, hail, snow, sunshine. Where would you be without ‘Ol’ Faithfull’? Unhealthier,.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 19/06/2014 13:29:23
Carbon fibre is high-tech, modern, and clearly the best option for any bike right? …or is it? In this blog we take a look at these two awesome materials and the real benefits – and drawbacks – of both.   First let’s take a look at carbon: Summary pros: Carbon is ideal for performance and speed. .... More
Words by Adam
Published on 16/06/2014 10:47:00
Now you've owned your beloved steed for a year or so, you must be starting to get eager to tinker? Upgrading any bike is fun, especially when it's your own. Once you have trawled through numerous cycle websites and spoken to many friends as well as the staff in your local store, one question probably still remains: what.... More
Words by Adam
Published on 06/06/2014 12:11:26
Here at Rutland Cycling, we get easily excited by technology, especially if that technology can improve cycling performance. Be it dedicated cycling GPS units, the latest app for our smartphones or more recently power meters. What is a power meter? We’ve seen a real increase in the number of customers enquiring about power meters this year, with more.... More

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