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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 DPD Pick-up

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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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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    Bespoked - The UK Handmade Bicycle Show

       Words by Aaron Scott

       on 20/04/2015 10:37:00

    UK Handmade Bicycle Show Event

    This weekend I decided to make the long journey down to Bristol to visit the bespoked handmade bicycle show. I haven’t attended this show for a number of years, and decided that it was time to go again. But what makes this show worth the 300 mile round trip? There are certainly no big-name brands, no pro-rider guest speakers and if I’m being totally honest the catering facilities leave a lot to be desired.

    However this show does offer something that no other show does – which is some truly unique bicycles.

    I have always viewed my bicycles as objects of desire more than objects of function. I love bicycles that make me fall in love, bicycles that blend form with function to the point where you can’t decide if you want to ride it or hang it on your wall.

    Bespoke Handmade Bikes

    So that's exactly why I like to visit the bespoke bike show. The bikes and the brands that are on show aren’t likely to appear in the next Tour de France, and you’re probably not going to see them lining the walls of every local bike shop in the country. Instead, each bike is a rare one-off; handmade and custom built to order for each customer.

    There are a lot of interesting innovations at the show, including wooden bikes, folding racing bikes with rear suspension and much more. But for me, the highlights of the show are always the custom bike builders. These are the companies who – rather than attempting to re-invent the wheel – are simply offering something beautiful and unique. Handmade steel frames, custom built to order and each finished off with a custom paint job.

    Bespoke Handmade Bike Frames

    These steel frames won’t be as light as most carbon frames, and they won’t be branded with names that will get you recognition from your peers. They are also not cheap, with many custom bicycles costing £2000+ for the frame alone and lead times of up to 1 year for completion.

    Despite this, each year I leave the show thinking about all the things I can do to my own bikes to make them more unique. I don’t know if I’ll ever go down the bespoke route, but in the mean time I continue to upgrade and modify all of my bikes to make them as unique and personal as I can.

    Bespoke Handmade Bike Parts

    In summary, this show is one of two things: on the one hand it’s a collection of companies selling custom-built bicycles to customers who want something a little different to ride on the weekends. On the other hand however the show is an art gallery, a collection of beautiful pieces that you want to hang above your mantle piece and stare at every day.

    Bristol Bespoke Handmade Bike Show

    By James Chester, Customer Service Manager

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