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Giant Explore E+ | Range guide for 2021 Models

Will Crump | 20/04/2021 16:50:00

Giant Explore E+ | "Go your own way" Boasting a smooth, comfortable and powerful ride, the Giant Explore E+ range is the perfect versatile leisure, hybrid electric bike to conquer a variety of terrain conditions. Paired with an updated Giant SyncDrive motor, the Giant Explore is capable of flattening hills and taking you further than you could.... More

NEW for 2021: Specialized Turbo Como SL - Everything you need to know

Will Crump | 31/03/2021 17:00:00

Introducing the new Specialized Turbo Como SL for 2021! Convenience, a sleek design and practicality are exactly the headlines that come to mind when talking about Specialized’s new hybrid electric bike - the Specialized Turbo Como SL! After taking inspiration from the original, award winning Como - Specialized have adapted the Hybrid E-bike to fit their SL.... More

Wahoo Elemnt Rival Multisport Watch | One month review

Will Crump | 29/03/2021 14:40:00

What can it do apart from telling the time? Yes... the new Wahoo Elemnt Rival watch can tell the time - in fact it tells the time very well from straight out the box! However, the Rival GPS Watch is capable of so much more when it comes to fitting into your lifestyle, enhancing your training and.... More

Bicycle Maintenance | How to clean your Drivetrain

Will Crump | 24/02/2021 17:15:00

Your in-depth guide on how to clean your drivetrain! Maintaining your drivetrain can seem like the most strenuous and off putting task due to the sheer amount of moving parts that make up your drivetrain. Your drivetrain are the key components that transfer power from your cranks to your rear wheel as well as housing your gears..... More

Bicycle Maintenance | How to service your bike

Will Crump | 22/02/2021 17:35:00

How to keep your bike feeling new all year round. Every year or 6,000 miles (depending on what comes first), it is worth dissembling your bike and giving it a good annual overhaul to ensure that it continues to feel like new. Throughout the year, your bike is going to be ridden in different weather conditions, over.... More

Bicycle Maintenance | Key tools for servicing your bike at home

Will Crump | 19/02/2021 11:50:00

Vital tools for when it comes to maintaining your bike. There is nothing more frustrating than needing to repair or upkeep your bike and not having the correct tools for the jobs. Most essential maintenance that needs performing on a bike can be done with a small range of quality tools as well as a few bike.... More

Bicycle Maintenance | How to clean your bike

Will Crump | 17/02/2021 13:00:00

How to clean your bike after a mucky session What else could possibly hype you up, in the morning, for a ride more than the gratification of jumping onto a bike that is in a spotless and pristine condition? This dream can be your reality with a few genius products, top tips and your effort and dedication.... More

Bicycle Maintenance | Essential checks to complete before starting a ride

Will Crump | 15/02/2021 11:42:00

In an ideal world, your bike would feel exactly the same as it did on the previous rides and when it was new… if only that was the case. Bicycle maintenance is often regarded as being a chore, an inconvenience or a waste of time. However, the more time you spend caring for your new bicycle, the longer.... More

How Cycling has a positive impact on your Mental Health

Will Crump | 12/02/2021 09:00:00

For 2021, Rutland Cycling will be working closely with four local Mind charities close to our store locations, supporting fundraising, sponsorship, volunteering and to help raise awareness of the work and support offered by the local Mind charities across our store areas. Research by Mind shows that one in four us will experience a mental health problem.... More

Rutland Cycling Wins Two Awards At Mercury Business Awards 2020

Will Crump | 28/01/2021 09:30:00

Rutland Cycling Wins Two Local Awards Local independent bike retailer, Rutland Cycling, with two stores on the shores of Rutland water and a further 12 stores across central England, has won Best Independent Retailer and Large Business of the Year in the Mercury Business Awards 2020. Karen Archer, CEO, said: “We entered the awards to highlight.... More

What are the best Electric bikes for under £2000?

Will Crump | 25/01/2021 17:05:00

Since the very first electric bikes entered the market in the 1990s, they have been refined into incredibly versatile machines that we see on the roads and down the trails today. With so many specifications available - different motors and batteries, frame shapes and componentry, for example - it can be difficult to choose the model for you..... More

Setting the record straight: Debunking common E-bike Myths

Will Crump | 14/01/2021 08:45:00

Debunking common Misconceptions and Myths with Electric bikes We’ve all heard the myths and common misconceptions around Electric bikes whether we are out on the trails at Cannock or just leisurely cycling around town. At Rutland Cycling, we’ve been at the forefront of the Electric bike movement and seen the refinements and developments that these machines have.... More

Coronavirus and cycling: What you need to know

David Hicks | 05/01/2021 16:52:00

Cycling is one of the most inspiring and accessible sports available, providing ultimate freedom and the ability to explore from your door. With lockdown returning in England for the foreseeable future, taking to a bike can help relieve stress, lift your mood, help you concentrate, and boost your fitness, as well as being fantastic for the environment..... More

Top 10 Cycling Resolutions for 2021

Will Crump | 01/01/2021 13:14:00

Top 10 Cycling Resolutions for 2021 - With the longest year in history finally at an end - it’s time to kickstart the new year with some traditional new year's resolutions that we all *try* to stick too. This year, why not prioritize your cycling needs and set yourself some fun, realistic but also challenging Cycling resolutions.... More

Bikebiz Awards 2020: Best Omnichannel Retailer Winners

Will Crump | 18/12/2020 15:18:00

BikeBiz Awards 2020: Best Omnichannel Retailer Winners! Rutland Cycling have won the BikeBiz Award for the Best Omnichannel Retailer 2020. The national award recognises all aspects of the company’s performance, from business growth, bike and product stock, workshop & repair services, customer service, delivery, packaging, staff training and knowledge across Rutland’s 14 stores and website operations. Including.... More