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A Guide to Buying Your First Road Bike

Aaron Scott | 11/03/2015 12:21:00

So you’re finally going to take the plunge and get yourself a proper road bike, joining the ever-growing peloton of road cyclists. Excellent decision. The time has never been better to enter into this exciting sport, whether you’re intending on joining a club and enter sportives or simply looking to get a bit a fitter and see.... More

Mountain Bike Buying Guide

Mark | 09/03/2015 12:20:00

With every year, choosing your first mountain bike becomes harder and harder as the genre fractures into more and more sub-sectors, offering vast choice and myriad new technologies separating each class of bike into a ride for every situation and terrain. So which do you choose? Will a hardtail not go where a full-suspension bike will go?.... More

Training for a Sportive – Part One

Mark | 16/02/2015 22:14:00

For beginners and experienced riders alike, targeting a spring sportive is a fantastic way to keep you motivated during the winter months. Whether you're riding your first sportive, or considering an epic challenge like The Fred Whitton, you will need the right gear for the day. There’s nothing worse than being that person who arrives an hour.... More

How to Survive the Cold on your Bike – Part 2

Mark | 29/01/2015 15:28:00

Whether you ride on the trails, on country roads, or ride to and from the office each day, winter cycling can take its toll. But if you keep on riding through the winter, the increased exposure to sunlight (yes, even on grey days) will also boost your vitamin D levels and give you the natural high.... More

How to Survive the Cold on Your Bike – Part 1

Sally | 22/01/2015 14:38:00

Winter Riding Tip #1 – Dress properly If winter turbo sessions don’t quite cut it for you, here are our top tips for training in the colder weather.I’m not a masochist. I don’t enjoy my fingers and feet going so numb that pedalling and changing gears becomes difficult, and I don’t view winter riding as essential.... More

Disc Brakes or Cantilevers: Which are Better?

Mark | 23/12/2014 19:28:00

It’s an increasingly common question: are the new disc brakes appearing on 2015 road and cyclocross bikes better than traditional cantilever or calliper brakes? Wiggy and Adam took two Specialized Crux Elites, one with hydraulic discs and one with cantilevers, to a muddy Rutland field and tested them head to head. “I have always found cyclocross.... More

Guide to Turbo Trainers – Find the Best Turbo for You

markcraddock | 10/12/2014 15:30:00

For some, the thought of a turbo trainer fills them with dread, but it’s a great way to sneak in some quick interval training or settle down for a calorie burning plod when it is sheeting it down outside. Let’s be honest, it’s not exactly like riding a bike and it probably isn’t why you got into cycling..... More

Q&A: Are Cheap Bike Lights Any Good?

Mark | 30/10/2014 09:59:00

Recently, online marketplaces like eBay have become awash with “bargain” bicycle lights with fantastic Lumen outputs. They will melt the scenery with an output to rival a solar flare without melting your bank balance – right?  We took a closer look and found all is not what it seems. The old adage, ‘you get what you pay.... More

Our Top 5 Winter Bikes

Mark | 23/10/2014 09:43:39

With winter in full swing and the roads and trails taking on a wetter and darker side it can sometimes be hard to keep those pedals turning. Here at Rutland Cycling we’ve asked our cycling mad staff who think nothing of a wet and cold ride into work or a filthy day in the woods to pick out their top.... More

Top 5 Maintenance Tips for your Bike This Winter

Mark | 10/10/2014 13:51:00

As we are all aware, thanks largely to the likes of the Daily Mail and Daily Express, the big freeze is only just around the corner. This is bad news for your trusty steed as the rain and salt on the roads can all exacerbate the wear and tear on your bike. So, what can you do.... More