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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 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 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
Words by Mark
Published on 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 trustworthy 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
Words by markcraddock
Published on 09/10/2014 10:00:00
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. But, anything.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 30/09/2014 13:16:36
Staff rider Wiggy turns on ‘the hurt’ at the 3 Peaks cyclocross race. Since the dawn of man we’ve hated winter. Think back to the days of our early ancestors and you probably envisage cavegirls in animal skin bikinis, or cavemen in loin cloths getting a tan whilst wrestling sabre tooth tigers. It wasn’t like that.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 28/08/2014 09:36:00
We will be holding a maintenance class at our Whitwell Shop, hosted by our workshop manager Drew. So if you're free on the 4th of September between 6-8 pm book in for lessons on gear adjustment, brakes, and winter prep along with much more. For more info contact
Words by Adam
Published on 16/07/2014 11:16:40
  Winter is fast approaching and with it everything the cyclist fears. Icy surfaces, the possibility of endless rain, the corrosion process being one you can actually sit and watch happen to your bike. Dark, the endless Dark. It’s a constant challenge for the cyclist to keep going all year and even the most.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 09/07/2014 13:36:00
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 Mark
Published on 30/06/2014 16:27:00
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