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

Urban Riding Blog

Bicycle Light Buying Guide

Harry Archer | 20/10/2020 14:49:00

As the nights draw in and the long, sunny summer days are almost a distant memory, the attention of riders turns to the best ways to continue their two-wheeled adventures during the colder and darker months of winter. Bike lights are a key component of winter riding. Legally you are required to have a white front and red.... More

Cycling to Work – Why drive when you can ride?

Tom Worsfold | 06/08/2020 11:02:31

Looking to freshen up your commute? Riding is one of the best ways to improve your day-to-day life, adding necessary exercise to keep you happy, fit and healthy. With new legislation removing the £1000 upper limit from the Cycle to Work initiative, your dream commuter bike is now more accessible than ever. Using the scheme could allow.... More

Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme

David Hicks | 28/07/2020 15:45:10

We’re pleased to be registered under the UK government’s Fix Your Bike Voucher scheme, which means that you can redeem one of the new £50 vouchers towards the cost of repairing your bike at any Rutland Cycling store. What is the Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme? The Fix My Bike voucher scheme has been set.... More

Guide to Gazelle Bikes: Mechanical & electric

Kathryn Dickinson | 24/06/2020 11:22:00

Gazelle - or Royal Dutch Gazelle, to give them their full name - have been designing and manufacturing quality bikes for over 125 years, with their range today including everything from trekking bikes to city bikes and more recently, electric bikes. We're going to take a closer look at the brand and their range of bikes to understand.... More

New | Specialized Sirrus 2020 Range Guide

Tom Worsfold | 28/01/2020 17:00:03

Specialized Sirrus and Sirrus X 2020 Range Guide - Which Is The Best Model For You? Zero transport costs, environmentally friendly and most importantly fun – cycling is the perfect way to get fit and improve your commute to work. The Sirrus is a popular staple of the Specialized line-up, providing road bike geometry with comfortable flat.... More

Rutland Cycling opens the bike shop of the future in Milton Keynes

David Hicks | 12/06/2019 11:59:04

Rutland Cycling’s new multi-brand bike store, located in the city centre at the re-developed Lloyds Court shopping mall, has opened its doors. The new bike shop, open now, is one of the UK’s largest independent cycle stores, with 15,000 sq ft of retail space and the latest in immersive, experiential shopping. Customers visiting the store will discover.... More

Ortlieb Commuter QL2.1 19L Pannier – A Review

David Hicks | 03/06/2019 14:21:08

Renowned for their high-quality cycle luggage, Ortlieb are the market leaders in their industry and it's easy to see why. With a 5 year guarantee and a 10 year promise on spare parts, you will be hard-pressed to find another company matching their level of customer satisfaction. This review is written by Rutland's very own James Chester, a.... More

Cycle For Longer

Kathryn Dickinson | 05/04/2019 10:10:42

If you're wanting to increase your distance on the bike then we have put together our many years of cycling experience here at Rutland Cycling to bring you a guide to get you riding further and for longer this year. Read on to find out our top tips and tricks and we'll have you out riding your first.... More

#TeamRutland 2019 Goals

Kathryn Dickinson | 27/12/2018 15:23:04

With only a few days left of 2018 we caught up with our #TeamRutland ambassadors to find out what they're plans are for riding in the new year! Michelle > Archie > Lucy > Josh > Malcolm > Michelle The big goal: For the first half of 2019 I'm aiming.... More

Giant ARX Children’s Range Guide

Kathryn Dickinson | 31/10/2018 16:32:08

When it comes to children’s bikes, most are constructed with heavy frames and components but Giant chose to buck this trend. Their brand new ARX 2019 kids bikes are constructed to be lighter and quicker for your little ones! Read our guide on teaching kids to ride a bike > Read our guide on family days out >.... More

2019 Brompton Electric Guide

Kathryn Dickinson | 23/10/2018 10:17:10

When you think of a commuter bike, a Brompton will probably come to mind first. Famous for their sleek designs paired with usability, the brand have stamped their British mark on the folding bike market. Dreamed up by Andrew Ritchie in his flat in South Kensington, Brompton remains a truly British company with all of their bikes being.... More

Top 5 Commuting Tips

David Hicks | 21/06/2018 14:44:16

Article & video by Michelle Brideau. Michelle is a #TeamRutland Ambassador and shares her cycling experiences on her blog and YouTube Channel. Find out more about Michelle > As part of Bike Week I had the chance to commute on a Brompton Ultralight – it’s the rear section and forks being made of Titanium that make this.... More

Bike Health Week : Tips To Keep You Rolling

Harry Archer | 12/06/2018 16:33:34

Each year, June sees the beginning of the UK-wide, annual initiative known as 'Bike Week'. Bike Week provides a fantastic opportunity to promote the advantages of cycling to both mental and physical health within the UK, showing how cycling can easily become a part of everyday life. Since its conception way back in 1923, Bike Week has been.... More

Top Hybrid Bikes Under £1000

Harry Archer | 10/05/2018 11:48:00

Hybrid bikes come in many different varieties and designs depending on their intended purpose. Usually combining fast rolling 700C wheels, efficient drivetrain and 'relaxed' geometries, a hybrid gives you the speed and versatility of a road bike with all the comfort, stability and traction provided by a mountain bike. Of course, there are hybrid style bikes that have.... More

Bicycle Tool, Maintenance And Cleaning Guide

Mark | 05/04/2018 17:17:00

When it comes to repairing your bicycle, being a dab-hand at mechanics can save you a lot of money,time and aggro. But you can't fix a bike just by looking at it and asking it nicely to sort itself out. Sadly it just doesn't work like that - You're going to need some help. Enter the cycling tools,.... More