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Free, tracked UK delivery on orders over £10

We offer free, tracked UK delivery on orders over £10, with delivery starting from £1.99 for orders below this value. We also have a selection of premium shipping options available including timed slots, Saturday delivery and Collect+

All of our bicycles are fully built by our experienced and certified mechanics prior to delivery; all you will need to do is turn the handlebars and fit some pedals.

Bicycles are shipped from a different warehouse to other items and so may arrive in advance of any other items you have ordered.

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90-Day UK Returns for all items

We want you to be 100% satisfied with your shopping experience at Rutland Cycling, so we offer a 90-day exchange or refund on any unused item (within the UK).

We've chosen to offer products at the very lowest prices, rather than provide a free returns service. If you do need to return an item, we provide printable postage labels and collection services at a small cost for all items - including bicycles.

See our full Returns policy.

30 Day Test Ride

All the convenience of buying online, without the risk
When you buy a new bike at full RRP from, you can now benefit from the added reassurance of our Rutland 30-day test ride. Once your new bike arrives, you can ride it as your own for 30 days, and we're confident you'll love it! However, if it's not right for you, we'll exchange it for another model. (There's a nominal charge of £10 for us to collect your bike - just make sure you keep the box your bike arrived in.)

On which bikes is the 30-day test ride available?
The Rutland 30-day test ride is available on all full price, non-discounted bikes available for home delivery on It is not available on discounted or special offer bikes, click and collect bikes, bikes bought on finance, bikes bought through Cyclescheme, or bikes bought in store. This offer is only available on bikes delivered to mainland UK addresses.

How many times can I use the 30-day test ride?
We will allow up to two exchanges within this scheme.

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Finance your purchase

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At Rutland Cycling, we offer Finance on orders over £250, with 0% finance up to 36 months available on selected bikes, including some sale bikes. Visit the product page to see which finance products are available.

You can apply for Finance online or in store. To apply online, add your selected items to your basket, then checkout as normal. Select Finance as your payment method, fill in the application form, then complete your order.

See our Finance page for more information.

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    A Guide to Electric Bikes

       Words by Aaron Scott

       on 29/08/2013 17:36:00


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    Electric Bike Information: What are they like to ride?

    Cruise through town or countryside with no fear of hills or distances. Electric bikes have a rechargeable battery-powered motor designed to be used only occasionally to assist your pedalling, like helping you get up a difficult hill or battling against a tough headwind. They’re heavier than standard bikes, and not very manoeuvrable, but are usually designed with an upright sitting position so they’re comfortable to ride.

    They can usually travel at up to about 15-20mph depending on local regulations and they’re a great way to boost your exercise levels on the daily commute without working up too much of a sweat. Some will automatically adjust the level of assistance they provide depending on how hard you press the pedals.

    Browse our range of electric bikes >

    Technical stuff

    • Electric bikes are distinct from motorbikes and in the UK they’re limited to a speed of 15.5mph.
    • They’re classified as bicycles, so you don’t need a licence to use one, though you should be over 14 years of age
    • Batteries can be recharged from a standard mains socket at minimum cost
    • Range can extend up to about 30 miles, depending on how much you use the battery
    • Many come with keys for extra security
    • They’re almost as environmentally friendly as standard bikes with zero emissions

    Suitable for:

    Anyone from complete beginner to seasoned cyclist.

    The Scott E Aspect electric mountain bike

    Best for:

    • Assisted commuting when you don’t want to break into a sweat
    • Hilly commutes
    • Longer rides where you need a little help
    • Older or less fit riders

    Avoid if:

    Browse our range of electric bikes >

    Still want more advice?

    We’ve produced lots more guides to help you find out more about bikes, cycling and cycle gear. These include sizing guides for bikes and clothing, and handy guides to cycle clothing, bike accessories, commuting with a bike, and more. Browse our full range of guides here.

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