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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

NEW: Giant Terrago 2021 - Range guide

Will Crump | 06/01/2021 17:01:00

A model breakdown of the 2021 Giant Terrago For 2021, Giant have released an all new XC Hardtail capable of tackling contrasting terrain at full speed! Welcome to the Giant Terrago range - a collection of lightweight, confidence inspiring and terrain tearing Cross country mountain bikes that won’t break the bank. Using Giant’s innovative ALUXX Aluminium frame.... 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

Rutland Cycling donates £6,000 to FareShare East Midlands

Will Crump | 08/12/2020 12:24:00

Rutland Cycling are donating £6,000 to FareShare East Midlands which will provide 24,000 meals to the local community. For the month of November Rutland Cycling pledged to donate 50% of all hire revenue across their 14 shops to FareShare East Midlands, part of the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, which provides food where needed to.... More

What to get your resident Cyclist for Christmas?

Will Crump | 01/12/2020 14:32:00

What to get your resident cyclist for Christmas? With the Advent countdown officially underway, it’s time to stop worrying about what to get your resident cyclist for christmas as we have all the presents and stocking fillers that your cyclist will love! From Road Cycling accessories to the latest baggy MTB Jerseys and every miscellaneous item in.... More

#TeamRutland | Chris Teagles' one month review on NEW Stumpjumper

Will Crump | 25/11/2020 16:46:00

2021 Stumpjumper Comp Alloy – One month in – Chris Teagles Words by: Chris Teagles Chris picked up his new 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Alloy on release date in October, since then he’s been throwing it at some local stuff to see just how good it is and after a month of riding he’s let us.... More

Specialized Turbo Levo 2021 Range Guide

Kathryn Dickinson | 19/11/2020 16:02:00

Written by: William Crump The Specialized Turbo levo range, a bike which has arguably revolutionized the Electric mountain industry! Having taken inspiration from the much loved Stumpjumper, the Turbo Levo range offers a diverse range of specifications without losing sight of the stiff and lightweight frame that glues it all together. 2020 saw Specialized.... More