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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.

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When you buy a new bike at full RRP from rutlandcycling.com, 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 rutlandcycling.com. 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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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.

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Coronavirus and cycling: What you need to know

   Words by David Hicks

   on 28/05/2020 11:06:00

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Cycling is one of the most inspiring and accessible sports available, providing ultimate freedom and the ability to explore from your door. With the ongoing COVID-19 crisis bringing with it UK wide restrictions, time outside is limited to solo rides, and with those a mindset set towards responsible, safe riding.

Guidance from the WHO states "whenever feasible, consider riding bicycles or walking. This provides physical distancing while helping you to meet the minimum requirement for daily physical activity, which may be more difficult due to increased teleworking, and limited access to sport and other recreational activities."
[IMPORTANT: This information was accurate as of 30/04/20 please check WHO or Gov websites for the latest guidance.]

With this in mind, we have put together an essential guide to answer your questions on what you can and can’t do during lockdown, and to help with some guides and advice.

Our first priority is the health and safety of our customers, staff, friends and family. You can read about our full response to COVID-19 here.

Last updated: 28th May 2020

Can I keep riding my bike?

Right now the general guidance from Public Health England and the UK government is to stay alert and stay at home as much as possible in England, and to stay at home in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. From Monday 11th May in Scotland and Wales, and in England from Wednesday 13th May, you will be able to exercise outdoors more than once a day, provided you stick to social distancing guidelines while doing so. During this challenging period, cycling is thoroughly recommended as a great way to maintain your physical and mental wellbeing.

With COVID-19 cases still on the rise, everyone is advised to follow the social distancing rules set out by the government to slow down the spread of coronavirus. That includes staying more than two metres from other people (so no group rides, and riding solo unless you’re riding with people you live with) and making sure you wash your hands when you return home. In England, government guidance now suggests you will be able to meet and exercise with one person who is not a member of your household, provided you maintain social distancing of at least two metres.

Where can I ride?

From Monday 11th May in Scotland and Wales, and Wednesday 13th May in England, you are allowed to exercise outside more than once a day. In England, you may also drive to other destinations to undertake your daily exercise, but you can still stay local and make the most of any open space close to your home. Likewise, you should be taking extra care to reduce the risk of any unnecessary injury if you do ride outside and make every effort to stay as safe as you can, while also following social distancing guidelines.

You can, of course, exercise inside to keep your fitness levels up, made much easier with smart turbo trainers and platforms like Zwift. You can even switch your regular group ride into Zwift’s virtual world.

Can I cycle to work?

If you are unable to work from home and still need to travel to work, you can absolutely do it by bike. In fact, with reduced public transport and many keen to avoid the train or bus, cycling to work is a really good way of undertaking essential travel at the moment.

There’s many reasons to leave the car behind for your commute, pandemic or not:

  • Lower CO2 emissions - cycling generates just 21g of carbon dioxide per kilometer whereas driving generates 271g per kilometer.
  • Reduce congestion - congestion might be less of an issue right now, but improvements in cycling could lead to 45% less car traffic and faster public transport once normality returns.
  • Shrink your carbon footprint - switching from driving to cycling would save half a tonne of CO2 per year on a typical four mile commute each way. This equates to around 6% of your personal carbon footprint.
  • Save money - compared with driving a car, commuting by electric bike could save you £1,500 a year. Plus you could save up to 42% on a bike and accessories through the cycle to work scheme.
  • Eco-friendly travel - an electric bike is six times more efficient than riding a train, with almost zero noise pollution.

In addition to riding to work, cycling is also considered a suitable form of transport for shopping for essential food or medicines.

If you do need to use your bike for essential travel our Peterborough, Cambridge Station, Barnwell Road (Cambridge), Leicester (from 1st June), Milton Keynes and Nottingham stores remain open to offer servicing, with free labour offered to key NHS workers. If you don’t currently own a bike you can also order through our website as usual and make use of cycle to work schemes or finance options. You can also order online and collect your order from any of the above stores.

What are the health benefits of cycling?

If you’re looking for the best use of your allotted outside exercise time, we can’t recommend the bicycle enough. Whether you cycle already or are dragging an old bike out of the shed, riding a bike has numerous benefits for both your physical and mental wellbeing.

As with all forms of physical activity, cycling can contribute to healthier lives by helping to prevent a huge number of both severe and chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

As well as the physical health benefits, cycling is also fantastic for your mental health - taking a regular bike ride could reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease by 29% and for cognitive decline by about 26%. It’s also linked to 17% lower odds of developing depression. Lastly, regular exercise has been linked to improved concentration levels so if you’re struggling to focus while working from home, a quick spin on your bike could be just the answer.

For information on the benefits of cycling, check out research from the European Cyclists' Federation.

Are bike shops open?

Under current government guidance, bike shops have been classed as an essential service to keep key workers and those undertaking essential travel on the move.

Here at Rutland Cycling, we are operating as usual online, and dispatching items from our warehouse as standard for both home delivery and Click & Collect from our Peterborough, Cambridge Station, Barnwell Road, Leicester (from 1st June), Milton Keynes and Nottingham stores. Our Customer Services and Telesales teams also remain open as usual to offer expert advice and answer any questions you may have. As usual, our online service includes:

Our Peterborough, Cambridge Station, Barnwell Road, Leicester (from 1st June), Milton Keynes and Nottingham stores remain open to provide a limited service to customers. These stores are currently able to facilitate the following:

  • Click & Collect orders
  • Workshop repairs & servicing
  • Free safety checks for NHS and key workers

We are not encouraging normal browsing for now, so please call the store ahead of your visit in order that we can best service your needs. Workshop services are available to all customers but NHS and key workers will be prioritised, so please contact the store in advance.

To ensure we keep each other safe and healthy we have taken the decision to temporarily close our remaining stores and suspend all cycle hire.

Read more about our response to the current situation, here.

Oakham Pop-up Bike Shop

We are pleased to announce that from Wednesday 20th May Rutland Cycling will be opening a temporary bicycle shop and workshop on South Street in Oakham, to help get local residents out and about safely on two wheels.

The shop will deliver workshop services, essential products for cycling, and a click & collect service for orders placed on Rutland Cycling’s website. Plus, bicycle safety checks and workshop labour will be provided free to all NHS and key workers to ensure their safe and healthy travel to and from work.

To find out more about the Oakham pop-up, click here.

What bike is best for me?

If you’re looking for a new bike to get your daily dose of physical activity, there are numerous options to suit just about any kind of potential rider.

To guide you through we’ve picked out a few of the bikes that we think make a great starting point for your daily exercise without breaking the bank. If you need a bit more guidance, you can check out our ‘What bike should I buy?’ guide, or contact our expert team on 0330 555 0080 on via LiveChat on the website.

Aluminium road bikes

The look of a road bike, with their racy geometry and drop handlebars, will be familiar from the Tour de France - but you don’t have to be a professional to ride one. A good quality aluminium road bike is ideal for exploring your local roads and, when advice allows it, covering longer distances right from your doorstep. Lightweight and fun to ride, road bikes are excellent for building your fitness.

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Hybrid bikes

Hybrid bikes are the great unsung heroes of the bike world. Highly versatile, affordable and comfortable, hybrid bikes are suitable for a vast range of riding whether you are riding local tracks, commuting to work, or heading into town.

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Electric bikes

Electric bikes are truly changing the face of cycling, providing that extra assistance where you need it to ride further or take the pressure off on the hills. A hybrid electric bike takes all the benefits of a standard hybrid bike but gives you that little extra power when you need it to make cycling a breeze.

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Mountain bikes

While we wouldn’t advise you to ride anything beyond your ability, an entry level hardtail mountain bike could be perfect for your daily exercise during the pandemic. If your local tracks or bridleways are a little rougher, then a mountain bike with its wider tyres and suspension could be the safest way to get around.

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If you're unsure what sise bike you need you can take a look at our size guide, or contact our expert team.


Indoor Training Advice

Beginners Guide to Turbo Training

With the current COVID-19 outbreak indoor training is the perfect way to stay safe, take less risks and keep fit inside your own home. Learn all you need to know to start your indoor training journey with our handy beginners guide!

How to Train With Zwift

Virtual training apps are all the rage, with Zwift being the most well known of all. Push your self, unlock new locations and challenge your friends, all from the comfort of your very own pain cave. Find out how to get the most of this fantastic app in our useful guide.

Not heard of Zwift? Check out our "What is Zwift" guide here!

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A Guide to Turbo Trainers

Choosing your turbo trainer can be a tricky task, so we've broken it down into this easy to use guide to help you get what is best for you.

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Bryan Steel's 3 Week Training Plan

We’ve teamed up with four time Olympic track cyclist, Bryan Steel, to share his three week plan to help you keep on top of your fitness and make the most of your indoor training.


Cycling Essentials

How to Plan Your Cycling Routes

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. GPS has opened up fresh opportunity when it comes to planning a successful ride, removing the stress of map reading and providing smart features to make your life easier.

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Making the Most of Your Local Cycling

Looking to make the most of your lockdown? We've put together a guide to give you the best local riding experience possible.

Beginners Guide to Cycling

Newcomers fear not! Rutland Cycling share the Ultimate Guide to Cycling For Beginners to help you get to grips with everything bike related. From what bike to buy, what to wear and where to ride - this guide has it all. Brush up on your knowledge and get yourself set for a year of cycling here.


Basic Maintenance

Maintenance Guide

Maintenance on a bicycle can seem daunting, but we've put together a step by step guide to basics, tools, cleaning your bike and more.



Need advice? Talk to one of our expert advisors through live chat, email or phone here.

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