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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.

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30 Day Test Ride

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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.

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    Fixing a puncture | A simple guide | Rutland Cycling

       Words by Aaron Scott

       on 29/08/2013 18:23:00

    This Is An Older Post, For More Information About Puncture Repair Accessories Click Here

    With the correct tools and know how, a puncture needn't be a catastrophe. Whether you own a Road Bike, Mountain Bike, Hybrid/Commuter Bike, BMX, Folding Bike or a Cyclocross bike, this step by step guide to puncture repair will get you back in the saddle in no time.

    Top tip: always carry a spare inner tube. If you get a puncture when out and about, it's quicker to replace the inner tube than patch up a tube on the road side. You can fix the punctured inner tube when you get home!

    For this simple guide you will need

    Step 1 - Remove the wheel

    Loosen the quick release skewer

    The first thing you need to do when replacing or repairing an inner tube is take the wheel out of the frame. If your bike has quick release skewers then loosen these and release your brakes.

    If you are changing the tube in your front wheel then this should now just pop out.

    If you are changing a rear wheel, ensure your bike is in the smallest sprocket prior to loosening the skewer. Once your chain is sitting in the smallest sprocket pull the rear dérailleur back to allow the wheel to drop out. A bike stand would make this process much easier.

    Step 2 - Remove the tyre

    Use the levers to remove the tyre from the rim

    Once the wheel has been removed from the frame, the tyre needs to be taken off the wheel itself. Tyres vary. Some are quite loose fitting and will be easier to remove from the rim than others. It's always worth carrying a decent set of tyre levers with you to make this process much easier.

    Insert one tyre lever under the edge of the tyre (also known as the bead) and lever it away from the rim of the wheel. Some tyre levers will have a hook on one end allowing you to hook this onto a spoke as pictured above. If not, just hold the tyre lever ensuring that the tyre is being held away from the wheel rim. Using the second lever, repeat the process about 10-15cm away from the first lever and run it around the wheel to separate the tyre from the clincher of the rim - the tyre should now be completely lifted from one side of the wheel.

    Step 3 - Checking tyre and tube

    Remove the lock ring as above if your bike has one

    Remove the valve cap from the wheel and the lock ring if there is one. Gently remove the tube from the rim of the wheel. If there is nothing obvious causing the puncture, use a pump to inflate the tube slightly and place it close to your ear listening for escaping air. Another trick is to fill a bowl with water and look for escaping air as you place the tube in it.

    Step 4 - Investigate cause of puncture

    Run a cloth around the inside of your tyre to check for debris

    Once the puncture has been determined, remove any debris from the area and sand down the affected area of the inner tube using the sand paper supplied in the puncture repair kit.

    Run a moist cloth or rag around the rim and inside of the tyre to ensure no debris is left. - You wouldn't want to go through all this and then have to repeat the steps due to a bit of debris or a thorn stuck in the tyre.

    Once the area is smooth, use the adhesive that will have come supplied in the puncture repair kit to rub an approximate 1cm circle over the part of the tube that was penetrated and wait a moment for the adhesive to become thick and sticky.

    Place a patch from the puncture kit over the affected area and compress to ensure there are no air bubbles. Leave for a minimum of 5 minutes so the glue can dry.

    Step 5 - Re-fitting the inner tube

    Slightly inflate the tube using a pump. This will make the process simpler

    Slightly inflate the tube using the pump to make the inner tube take shape.

    Place the inner tube back onto the rim, starting at the valve and work it around the wheel. This can be easier if you put one side of the tyre on the wheel before doing so.

    Step 6 - Re-fitting the tyre

    Encourage the tyre back onto the clincher of the rim. Tyre levers may be needed for this step

    Now the inner tube is laying between the tyre and the rim, start putting the free side of the tyre onto the wheel using the two tyre levers. Start at the valve and move both tyre levers away  to persuade the tyre into the clincher of the rim. This bit can be slightly tricky the first couple of times you attempt it, especially in the last 4 or 5 inches of the tyre.

    Step 7 - Inflate the tube

    Inflate the tyre using a pump. The recommended PSI should be on the wall of the tyre

    Inflate the tyre. If you are unsure of the PSI needed, it should state on the tyre wall. Failing this, check out our guide to tyre PSI levels.

    Step 8 - Re-fitting the wheel to the frame

    Place the wheel back into the bike and tighten the skewer accordingly

    Once the tyre is inflated to its optimum PSI put the wheel back into the frame of the bike and tighten the skewer. Don't forget to reconnect your brakes before setting off again.

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