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Our Customer Rewards scheme allows you to earn points every time you shop with us. The points you earn can be used to spend on products both online and in store. You can spend your points as soon as they're on your account, so you won't have to wait around for your savings.

Signing up to the Customer Rewards scheme is free, and the points you earn can be used both online and in store. You can spend your points as soon as they're on your account, so you won't have to wait around for your savings. Rewards Points are valid for 12 months from purchase date.

Any bike purchased using 0% finance and/or Cyclescheme (or other employee salary-sacrifice scheme) is excluded from this offer.

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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 does the test ride work?
Your 30-day test ride starts from the date your bike is delivered. You must notify us by email within 30 calendar days of delivery that you intend to return the bike within this scheme. This offer applies to all bikes purchased on or after 14th August 2014. To ensure you remain eligible, we would ask that you adopt a 'fair usage' attitude during the test ride period, and make sure there is no damage to the bike outside of the minimal wear you would expect from a bike ridden for 30 days or a few rides. Please note that any damage to the bike, including damage from incorrect assembly, will invalidate the test ride.

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.

Price Match Promise

Price is important to everyone these days, so we regularly price check our competitors to make sure we have the best offers for you — but if you see the same product cheaper from one of our listed competitors, then get in touch and we'll do our very best to match the price.

Please note that we can only price match identical items (including size and colour), which are in stock and available for immediate delivery. Comparison price includes all delivery charges.

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Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores.

Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

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Folding Bike Guide

   Words by Mark

   on 23/12/2016 10:56:00

What is a Folding Bike?

Folding bikes are a great way of incorporating cycling into your daily life. They are particularly popular for people who live in urban areas and those who might not have the storage space for a normal bike at home because of their compact size and versatility.

Public transport and commuting are where folding bikes come into their element. Your daily commute to the office may be too far to cycle and traffic ridden by car, but the trip to and from the nearest bus stop or train station is often much more manageable. Folding bikes are ideal for this type of commute and is a far quicker and much more environmentally friendly form of transport.

Are there different types of Folding Bike?

Generally speaking, most folding bikes are very similar to one another. Most will have 16 to 20-inch wheels and disassemble into a small package when folded (with varying degrees of ease and size). What makes folding bikes so unique are the variety of hinges and quick release mechanisms on the frame, which allow the bike to be folded in different directions.

There are some manufacturers that design folders with larger wheels, which comes in handy if you need to cover greater distances or carry more speed. These bikes will look like a normal bicycle when assembled, but will be more difficult to store when folded due to the larger wheel diameter.

Unlike other categories of bicycle, the essentials of a folding bike are the same. What makes them different to each other is how people customize them for their needs, such as variances in luggage options or colour schemes.

What type of Folding Bike should I buy?

The perfect folding bike for you will depend on a number of factors, such as how often you need to use your folding bike, how much space you have at home and how far you want to ride it.

16 to 20-inch wheel folding bikes are very competent machines and will be ideal for most urban commuters, or those looking to enjoy short trips at a reasonable pace. So if you intend on using a folding bike every day, the ease of assembly and low weight nature of these type of folding bikes make them the ideal choice for the daily trip to the office.

Riders who want to venture a bit further afield may want to consider folding bikes with more traditional wheel sizes. These will carry more speed on the road and allow for greater distances to be covered, but may be a bit more difficult to carry and store once folded.

Whatever the case, it’s useful to know that Brompton offer an incredible variety of customization options for their range of folding bikes. So even if you can’t find the right folding bike for your needs off the shelf, you can probably design it for yourself with their online bike builder – you can build your Brompton to your specifications and get it delivered to your nearest Rutland Cycling store.

Folding Bikes

What should I look for when buying a Folding Bike?

Frame

When looking for a folding bike, the frame is the most important element in terms of compact disassembly. Brompton have become the icon of this category due to the way in which their bikes are designed to fold up, using a hinge in the middle of the frame. It is also worth considering what the frame is made from, as heavier materials will make assembly and portability that little bit more difficult.

Gears and Drivetrain

Folding bikes are often designed with single-speed or hub-geared drivetrains, a lot like standard urban bicycles. Some will come with a wide range of ratios to allow for flexibility in riding, such as Brompton’s touring folder.

Wheels

Wheel size is another important thing to consider, as it will be the defining feature of how your folding bike rides. Larger diameter wheels will roll over and have less trouble tackling potholes or rough roads, but will limit how small the bike can be folded up. Smaller wheel diameters are surprisingly quick and allow for much easier storage and portability.

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