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Our Customer Rewards scheme allows you to earn points every time you shop with us. The points you earn can be used to spend on products both online and in store. You can spend your points as soon as they're on your account, so you won't have to wait around for your savings.

Signing up to the Customer Rewards scheme is free, and the points you earn can be used both online and in store. You can spend your points as soon as they're on your account, so you won't have to wait around for your savings. Rewards Points are valid for 12 months from purchase date.

Any bike purchased using 0% finance and/or Cyclescheme (or other employee salary-sacrifice scheme) is excluded from this offer.

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30 Day Test Ride

All the convenience of buying online, without the risk
When you buy a new bike at full RRP from, you can now benefit from the added reassurance of our Rutland 30-day test ride. Once your new bike arrives, you can ride it as your own for 30 days, and we're confident you'll love it! However, if it's not right for you, we'll exchange it for another model. (There's a nominal charge of £10 for us to collect your bike - just make sure you keep the box your bike arrived in.)

On which bikes is the 30-day test ride available?
The Rutland 30-day test ride is available on all full price, non-discounted bikes available for home delivery on It is not available on discounted or special offer bikes, click and collect bikes, bikes bought on finance, bikes bought through Cyclescheme, or bikes bought in store. This offer is only available on bikes delivered to mainland UK addresses.

How does the test ride work?
Your 30-day test ride starts from the date your bike is delivered. You must notify us by email within 30 calendar days of delivery that you intend to return the bike within this scheme. This offer applies to all bikes purchased on or after 14th August 2014. To ensure you remain eligible, we would ask that you adopt a 'fair usage' attitude during the test ride period, and make sure there is no damage to the bike outside of the minimal wear you would expect from a bike ridden for 30 days or a few rides. Please note that any damage to the bike, including damage from incorrect assembly, will invalidate the test ride.

How many times can I use the 30-day test ride?
We will allow up to two exchanges within this scheme.

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1 Hour Delivery Slots

Choose our Interlink Predict Priority service and avoid the hassle of waiting around all day for your delivery. Interlink will notify you of your one-hour delivery window by SMS and email, and you can track the progress of your delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15-minute time slot.

Furthermore, if you find yourself busy on the day of delivery, Interlink will off you rescheduling options, both the night before and on the day, so you can select an alternative delivery date, deliver to a nominated neighbour, leave the parcel in a safe place, collect your parcel from your local Interlink depot, or upgrade to delivery before 1200.

This service is available on most items, but does exclude bikes. If you require a 1 hour delivery slot for your bike delivery then please call our customer service team who can book this service for you over the phone.

Interlink Predict Priority is a premium delivery option. Additional charges apply.

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Price Match Promise

Price is important to everyone these days, so we regularly price check our competitors to make sure we have the best offers for you — but if you see the same product cheaper from one of our listed competitors, then get in touch and we'll do our very best to match the price.

Please note that we can only price match identical items (including size and colour), which are in stock and available for immediate delivery. Comparison price includes all delivery charges.

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Free Click & Collect

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores.

Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

Don't live near our stores? Use our Collect+ service to collect your package from one of the (many) locations near you.

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Mekk Poggio Road Bike - First Look

   Words by Adam

   on 21/11/2013 15:41:00

If you’ve failed to notice how popular cycling has become over the past couple of years you must have been living under a rock. A rock not placed close to a roadside or near a nice sweeping berm. The masses are finally beginning to switch on to cycling and its numerous benefits and even if most new cyclists are not quite the ‘I ride absolutely everywhere on my bike and I now hate my car’ type they are at the very least a Sunday morning bimbler. Happily getting some fresh air on a sun dappled back lane somewhere whilst slipstreaming a tractor.

Yep. Cycling has arrived.

Bike manufacturers have been quick to grasp that with a fast expanse of riders, not everybody who enjoys cycling is a fitness loving yoga freak who can ride 100 miles in a TT position. Sportive frames, with an emphasis on a more comfortable upright position, are now the biggest selling type of bike frame. Many of the ‘Old Guard’ still insists that you’re not a proper cyclist unless your chin is being grazed by the front wheel with your bum in the air, but they’re a shrinking minority.

Sportive frames are brilliant. They are. But what if you have that little voice inside that says ‘Oh come on. I’m not Eddy Merckx but I’m not Bernie Clifton either. Some people have an ambitious streak and whilst a sportive frame will fit most perfectly some just need that little bit of spice.

The MEKK Poggio


MEKK are a young company in the industry but like most young companies are formed from partnerships between experienced heads. Mark Edward and Ken Knight (M.E.K.K. Geddit?) have been around in the industry for years and pooled their collective knowledge into their own brand. Poggio has a frame that was designed for the sportive rider with ambitions. Its numbers and angles don’t immediately suggest a full race thoroughbred but it’s not exactly a shopping bike either.

A full (good looking) carbon frame boasts internal cabling complete with full Di2 compatibility, which offers the option to make some tasty upgrades further down the line and the carbon fork and steerer are of the tapered variety keeping steering strong and direct. The top tube sits with a slight curve giving a nod to the comfort element of the ride whilst the short(ish) wheel stays give it that fast response feel. Stamping down on the pedals it’s happy to quickly pick up the pace and its shorter head tube allows you to get a bit lower to punch through the air, the position feels comfortable but lifting the bars is only a matter of a spacer if you need it. It’s a nice balance of being comfortable enough for long rides whilst being able to give you some race style poke. MEKK pitch this as an all rounder and they have got it exactly right.

The shifting is in the hands of the new look Sora 9 speed with its ‘up-shift’ button sitting behind the brake lever for better control on the descents. The chainset, which looks like it’s something out of Tron, is a compact 50/34 for chopping down ascents. The brakes and finishing kit are MEKK branded and do exactly what they are supposed to.

So how much does an internal cabled full carbon frame with Shimano shifting cost. Well at the moment an offer price of £749.99 down from £1099.99. So if you’re a cyclist who likes a leisurely comfortable ride with a spot of chasing down that roadie in the distance when nobody’s looking, why not give it a look over.

Check out the Mekk Poggio here >