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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 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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Finance your purchase

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At Rutland Cycling, we offer Finance on orders over £389, with 0% finance up to 24 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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Cyclocross bikes - a helpful guide

   Words by Aaron Scott

   on 29/08/2013 18:14:00

Moda Calore - a highly versatile machine.

Cyclocross bikes: what are they like to ride?

Cyclocross bikes are designed specifically for cyclocross racing on courses of very mixed (often rough) terrain, with obstacles and places where the bike needs to be carried. The combination of light weight and sturdiness of these road bikes makes them a very particular choice.

Cyclocross bikes tend to be lightweight but tough, with narrow tyres and drop handlebars. They need to be able to soak up the bumps on a cross-country ride, but also deliver pace on the road, and still be easy to sling over your shoulder when you need to hop over a fence or race up a near-vertical slope.

Riding position is similar to a road bike, crouched over the handlebars for speed

Browse our range of cyclocross bikes >

Technical stuff

Cyclocross bikes combine speed with ruggedness and are highly versatile.

  • Handlebars are often dropped, racing bike style
  • Cyclocross bikes are tough, designed to take a pounding over rutted tracks and obstacles
  • They’re also lightweight, since cyclocross tracks include fences or near-vertical ascents where you’ll need to carry your bike for short distances
  • Thin but grippy tyres will help you through the mud and on hills but also give you a turn of speed on roads

Suitable for:

Anyone from complete beginner to seasoned cyclist.

Best for:

  • Commuting
  • Off-road exploring
  • Cyclocross competitions

Avoid if:

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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.

And if these guides don’t answer your questions, we’re here to help – just give our friendly customer service team a call on 01572 737 624. Lines are open Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm UK time.

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