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

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 training for the early-season race or sportive ride. But.... 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

A Beginner’s Guide to Cyclocross. Or, What Do You Call a Lost Roadie?

Mark | 30/09/2014 13:16:36

  To the un-initiated, a cyclocross race appears to be a peloton which took a wrong turn somewhere and somehow wound up in the middle of a field covered in manure. But cyclocross is actually an ancient cycling discipline steeped in history. It already produces household-name-celebrities in Belgium, and it’s becoming seriously popular in the UK, too. .... More

Cyclocross bikes: what are they like to ride?

Mark | 28/08/2014 09:31:47

  CYCLOCROSS BIKES: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Cyclocross bikes are designed specifically for cyclocross racing on courses of very mixed (often rough) terrain, with obstacles and places where the bike needs to be carried. But the combination of light weight and sturdiness of these road bikes makes them a.... More

LIGHT MY FIRE

Adam | 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