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Words by Adam
Published on 16/07/2014 11:16:40
  Summer is here and we’re all enjoying long days and hot weather. Le Tour has kicked off and it seems like we’re all living in an endless summer. Threats of a washout season a pale memory blasted from your thoughts by sun beams and insects hitting your face whilst pedalling at speed. Well, I’ve.... 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
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 12:11:00
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
Words by Adam
Published on 16/05/2014 15:02:26
  Staff rider and masochist Wiggy has drafted a team into this year’s Mountain Mayhem. He dropped a note to tell us how it’s going? With Just over a month to go, the 2014 mountain Mayhem 24hr Team event draws ever closer. Here at Rutland Cycling the staff riders have slowly been building up their.... More
Words by Adam
Published on 15/05/2014 10:26:00
Need help choosing the best car rack for transporting your bike? We take a look at the four main types and assess the pros and cons, so you can select the best option to suit your needs. Wouldn't it be great to live at the bottom of an awesome mountain trail, or have the pick of the.... More
Words by Adam
Published on 29/04/2014 14:03:17
Glamping is a word doing the rounds in the press and holiday magazines at the moment. It’s a Portmanteau of glamour and camping, like Brangelina for the two most beautiful people in the universe (Bradley and Angleina, like you didn’t know) or Teleprompt, where your fury at Made in Chelsea coming on the televison, prompts you to throw.... More