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Demo Bikes


Here at Rutland Cycling we want to make choosing your next bike as easy as possible. With over 20 brands in stock, we are confident that we will find the right bike for you. To make that buying process a little bit easier – not to mention fun – we offer an unrivalled demo experience that allows you to hire a bike for either 1 day or over the course of a weekend.

How do I book a demo bike?

Just call our sales team, 7 days a week, on 01780 460 705 (option 3). We’ll advise you on the best models for you to try before you buy, and arrange the whole process so it’s completely hassle free for you.

How does it work?

For our local customers a bike can be hired from any of our centres and used at any of our local riding spots, whether that is a gentle ride around either Rutland or Grafham Water, exploring some of the excellent road cycling nearby or popping down to our friends at Chicksands Bike Park, just 30 minutes from our Grafham store.

If you are looking to see what your potential new bike feels like on your local trails then we can ship a bike out to you, ready for a full weekend’s riding. We will then collect the bike on the Monday morning, giving you a great opportunity to see how the bike feels in a familiar environment at your own speed. If you then go on to purchase this bike from us in the next month, we will deduct the cost of your demo from the purchase price of the bike.

How much notice do you need?

To guarantee the bike is in stock for you to demo, we would ask that you try to give us one week’s notice.

How much does it cost?

We charge £35 for the day. Alternatively we can ship the bike out to you for a full weekend’s demo, riding the bike on your own trails. This will cost £75 and includes us shipping the bike out to you to arrive on Friday and collecting it from you on the Monday morning.

If you then go on to purchase this bike from us in the next month, we will deduct the cost of your demo from the purchase price of the bike.

Can I book your demo bikes as hire bikes?

Unfortunately Demo product is only for customers who are looking to purchase a new bike. We do however have an excellent fleet of hire bikes, which are available to rent 363 days a year.

What should I bring?

Just your normal riding gear, your driving licence or passport and a credit/debit card. We’ll keep your ID safe during your ride, and you can pick it up when you get back. If you forget your ID, we won’t be able to let you take the bike out.

What if I damage the bike?

If you damage a bike while you’re demoing it, we’ll repair it and charge you at cost.

What if the bike I want is already out on demo?

Our demo bikes go out on a first-come, first-served basis. If you want to demo a particular bike, we’ll help you find a time to demo it when it’s free.

Anything else?

Yes – to complete your demo experience, we also have GoPro Hero3 cameras, USE Exposure lights and Garmin GPS units available to demo, from just £5.99 per day.

Finally, please note that our shop staff reserve the right to refuse demo bikes at any time.

Our current demo fleet

It's worth giving us a call (01780 460 705, option 3 - we're open 7 days), as we are always adding to this list and may well have just the model you're looking for!

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