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Family Cycling Blog... News, Opinions, Reviews & More

Family Cycling Blog

Top places in the UK for a Cycling Staycation | Find your adventure

Will Crump | 30/06/2021 17:00:00

With restrictions being eased in the UK and many of us having bought a new bike over the past 18 Months during the lockdowns, we thought we would go out and find some of the best places to ride in the UK for your Cycling holiday! Scenery, Route and level of enjoyment is the trinity concoction that turns.... More

Rutland Cycling celebrates their 40th Anniversary

Will Crump | 24/06/2021 11:30:00

Bicycle retailer, Rutland Cycling, has begun to mark its 40th Anniversary. Established in 1981 as a simple cycle hire timber cabin on the shores of the newly-created Rutland Water, Rutland Cycling has grown to become one of the UK’s leading bicycle retailers with 14 stores across the Midlands “Remarkably that cabin still stands today”, says Paul.... More

Family Cycling Staycation | Riding Rutland Water

Will Crump | 07/06/2021 12:00:00

Find your adventure... With Staycations on the cards this year for many of us this year, we have decided to find some of the best Road, Mountain, Gravel and Leisure cycling routes and Locations around the UK that provide you with stunning scenery and a sense of freedom! This week, we are staying a bit closer to home.... More

Road Cycling Staycation | Buxton tarmac to Bakewell tarts

Will Crump | 28/05/2021 15:00:00

Find your adventure... With Staycations on the cards for many of us this year, we have decided to find some of the best Road, Mountain, Gravel and Leisure cycling routes and Locations around the UK that provide you with stunning scenery and a sense of freedom! This week, #TeamRutland Ambassador, Lucy Sturgess will be taking us back to.... More

How to Plan Your Cycling Routes?

David Hicks | 21/05/2021 17:25:00

Words by: Grace Lambert-Smith Gone are the days of folding a map into the back pocket of your jersey prior to jumping in the saddle for a day of exploring new routes in unfamiliar territory. We’re now in a world of GPS devices and smartphones that take the stress and inconvenience of map reading away by providing.... More

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