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Words by Mark
Published on 09/12/2014 12:32:00
Brrrr, it's getting cold out there but we're tough and we know you are too. Winter offers some of the best rides available despite the dropping temperatures so we're continuing our Summer Sunday Pedal into the cold. It's still a free, organised bike ride for women and will take place every Sunday - weather dependant -.... More
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Published on 04/12/2014 14:50:28
Look Lively – Liv’s new Invite 1 delivers a fast, fun, comfortable ride on roads, gravel and trails Rutland’s Sally Middlemiss test rode the new 2015 Liv Invite 1 women’s cyclocross bike and found it a lively, versatile addition to Giant’s Liv tribe. Abbreviated by those in the know to “cross,” cyclocross is the.... More
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Published on 28/11/2014 16:22:20
It's my belief that history is a wheel. 'Inconstancy is my very essence,' says the wheel. Rise up on my spokes if you like but don't complain when you're cast back down into the depths. Good time pass away, but then so do the bad. Mutability is our tragedy, but it's also our hope. The worst of times, like the.... More
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Published on 25/11/2014 15:49:36
  Oranges, lumps of coal, and love. Three things you can’t get away with giving at Christmas anymore. You may get away with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange (other brands of chocolate designed to resemble spherical fruit are available), you could argue that coal is made from the same stuff as diamonds, but love? Good luck with that one..... More
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Published on 14/11/2014 14:31:08
‘Jack of all trades’ is a term usually levelled at somebody, backhandedly, who claims to be able to do everything. It’s usually followed by ‘Master of none’ indicating that they spend so much time doing a bit of everything that really they never get to grips with any one thing in particular. The ‘Jack’ of cycling has long been established.... More
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Published on 10/11/2014 16:53:06
Recently David has pulled a ‘reverse roadie’ and upped his mileage for Winter season. All was well with temperatures still heading north of 15 Celsius and dry but it was only a matter of time before fortunes changed. It was time to don the trusty Vapour Jacket from Altura and arrive at work not looking like.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 10/11/2014 10:54:56
Order your bike now for Christmas delivery Buying a bike for a loved one this Christmas? We’ll help you hide it away until the big day! Order your bike today, and we’ll hold your order and deliver it on your chosen day, up to Monday 22nd December. How it works 1. Simply place your.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 03/11/2014 09:31:00
Mountain Bike Demo Day 2014 Building on the success of our road demo day events, Rutland Cycling is proud to announce the 2014 Mountain Bike Demo Day. The event is COMPLETELY FREE and will be held at our Fineshade store (NN17 3BB) on Sunday 23rd November, starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm. The biggest.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 30/10/2014 09:59:00
The Cycling economy Cycling is no longer a cheap sport. Actually cycling has never really been a cheap sport, the expensive bikes and lights have always been there, it’s just that there is now a greater demand for products of a certain standard. As cycling has grown in popularity, so has an awareness.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 30/10/2014 08:48:11
  Always wanted to ride Fox Forks and feel what all the fuss is about? Well, now you can at Rutland’s Official Fox Fork Test Centre. Call in to our accredited Fox Service Centre at Whitwell and you can ride the latest Fox suspension forks, fitted to your own bike by our Fox trained technicians to ensure.... More

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