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Earn Rewards Points

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, 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 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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Free Click & Collect

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.

Don't live near our stores? Use our Collect+ service to collect your package from one of the (many) locations near you.

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How to Clean Your Bike

   Words by Mark

   on 23/12/2016 11:45:00

Keeping your bike clean is essential for component longevity and your own morale. Seeing a spotless bike waiting for you in the shed before heading out for a ride is a great boost, regardless of what the weather is like outside. Clean bikes just feel better to ride, fact...

For those not in the know, cleaning your bike can feel like a chore. However, it’s much quicker and easier than you think. All you need to spare is 5-10 minutes after a ride and use the following items:

  • A bucket of warm water (or another water source like a hose)
  • Sponges, cloths and brushes
  • Bike cleaner
  • Degreaser
  • Chain lube
  • Elbow grease (optional)

Step One – Lather Up and Scrub

The best time to clean your bike is immediately after a ride, as any dirt that has accumulated won’t have the time to stick and harden onto the frame or any components. This is particularly important for cyclo-cross riders and mountain bikers who might have picked up some serious amounts of mud.

Start by rinsing your bike down with warm water to remove any excess muck. Jet washing your bike is not recommended, as it will flush out grease from key areas like your bottom bracket and headset. Instead, simply scrub off the claggiest areas with a sponge or cleaning brush.

Once the worst of the dirt is removed, give your bike a spray down with some bike-specific cleaning fluid. These products are made to penetrate dirt effectively and loosen stubborn areas of mud. Leave the cleaner to do it’s work over a minute or two and then continue to scrub your bike with a sponge or brush, working from the top of the bike to the bottom (from the cleanest areas to the dirtiest areas).

Scrub Your Bike

Step Two – Degrease the Details

One of the most important areas to consider when cleaning your bike is the drivetrain. In bad conditions, muck and grit can work its way into the chain links and other moving parts. If this isn’t removed, it can begin to wear down components at a faster rate than normal, making your bike feel horrible to ride.

Once the worst of the dirt is removed from a general rinse and scrub, spray a good quality degreaser over your chain, cassette and chain rings. This will cut through the oily dirt that builds up in this area much more effectively than normal soaps and cleaners. Leave this to work it’s magic over a few minutes before using a stiff bristled brush to get rid of any excess grit from the drivetrain. It’s worth considering that some brands make specific chain-bath tools for this step, making the process a lot simpler.

Finally, bring your drivetrain up to a shine with a last application of some soapy water or bike cleaner. This will remove the final traces of dirt, rinse away the degreaser and make everything look that bit shinier.

Step Three – Lubrication Last

Now the bike has been thoroughly cleaned and rinsed, leave it to dry naturally or do it by hand with some clean rags or chamois. Since the chain has been degreased, it is important to re-apply lubrication to keep it running smoothly. The type of chain-lube you use will depend on the riding conditions expected (wet or dry). In either case, apply lube carefully to the inside of the chain whilst winding the pedals backwards to ensure there are no dry-spots.

Lastly, if you’re particularly proud of keeping your bike clean and shiny, it’s worth investing in some finishing polish. This will help stop mud sticking to the frame and give your bike that showroom-fresh look.

After following these steps, it’s pretty hard not to be motivated for your next ride with your spotless steed smiling in front of you.

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