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Urban Riding Blog... News, Opinions, Reviews & More

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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

Specialized Turbo Vado SL | Your range guide for 2021

Will Crump | 30/04/2021 12:15:00

As light as 14.9KG and “upto 130Km of range” from a 320Wh battery are just some of the statistics that the Specialized Turbo Vado SL range boasts! Redefining what an hybrid electric bike is, the Turbo Vado SL is a highly versatile, lightweight and comfortable bike that looks aesthetically sleek as well as giving you 2x rider amplification.... More

Rutland Cycling offers free 10 day bike insurance with Velolife

Will Crump | 23/04/2021 15:15:00

Free 10 day bike insurance on your new bike! We offer 10 days free cover with all new bikes purchased from Rutland Cycling, provided by our insurance partner VeloLife. You will be covered for the first 10 days of ownership against theft, accidental damage and public liability, so you can purchase with confidence. If you order online,.... 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

SS21 - Spring Cycling Clothing Guide | Spruce up your outfit for the Spring

Harry Archer | 15/04/2021 12:23:00

Now that the longer nights are creeping in alongside the weather getting warmer, there is no better time to spruce up your wardrobe with some new Spring and Summer cycling garments. At this point, your Winter clothing has most likely taken a beating from the relentless, poor British weather whilst starting to become uncomfortable in the Spring sun..... 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

Women’s Cycling Guide

Mark | 05/03/2021 17:00:00

What is a Women’s Bike? Written By: Sian Botteley With the wide range of choice available, buying a new bike can seem daunting. But - fear not! This guide is designed to break down the tech jargon, confusing acronyms and ever-changing standards to help find you your perfect womens bike. Read on below to find your.... More

NEW to Rutland Cycling | Prologo Saddles Range Guide

Will Crump | 05/03/2021 09:25:00

Prologo Saddles Range Guide: New to Rutland Cycling are a plethora of High performance, Ergonomic and aesthetically sleek Prologo Saddles that will enhance your cycling experience with blissful comfort. By using top-class and innovative design, Prologo are at the forefront of developing a lightweight, quality and comfortable saddle for the world's athletes. With different saddles designed for.... 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