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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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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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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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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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How to...ride with clipless pedals.

   Words by Aaron Scott

   on 29/08/2013 18:40:00

Switching to clipless pedals is a rite of passage for many cyclists, up there with Lycra and strange tan lines. To master the art of riding clipless, you'll need some new kit (cleated pedals and cycling shoes with cleats), and a commitment to learning how to clip in and out of the pedals (more on that below). The quid pro quo is, quite literally, a greater connection with your bike - giving you a more satisfying and efficient pedal.

What does "clipless" actually mean?

The term “clipless” confused me for many years. Why would pedals which clip in and out be called “clipless”? The answer is that up until the 1980s when they were introduced, the options were plain (flat) pedals, or pedals with a toe clip and straps.

The mechanism for these pedals draws heavily on ski binding technology and was made popular by a French ski binding manufacturer called Look.  A cleat is attached to the bottom of a rigid cycling shoe and special pedals are attached to the cranks. Most work by positioning the front of the cleat in the pedal and then pressing down until the cleat is engaged with a firm click.

Getting in and, more importantly, out of the pedals can put a lot of people off using them. In fact, many a cyclist has had an embarrassing moment when they stop (voluntarily or perhaps through exhaustion) without clipping out! Below are some tips to avoid this spectacle.

How to clip out - a beginner's guide

  1. Set the clip tension on the pedal nice and loose. You don’t need them really tight, unless you're performing stunts or want to do very aggressive climbing. Shimano SPD pedals can be adjusted with an allen key in the direction of the minus sign (other types of pedals adjust in a similar way).
  2. Practise clipping and unclipping while leaning up against a wall, post, fence, etc. Practise both feet, several times - you'll find you have a favoured foot, so practise especially hard with the other one!
  3. Go for a ride on a quiet road or smooth track. When you've got a nice pace going, clip in and out a few times (without stopping) to get the hang of it.
  4. When you're ready to stop, give yourself plenty of time to unclip! Remember you can pedal quite easily with one pedal clipped in (your non-standing foot!) and one out, just resting on the pedal, before you stop.
  5. Unclip with a firm, swift motion, rather than trying to tease your foot out gradually.
  6. Don’t try to unclip both feet at the same time.

Happy pedalling!

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  • A beginner's guide to cycling shoes and pedals. Still riding in your trainers? Considering an upgrade to clipless pedals? We talk you through the different options, and review the best entry-level cycling shoes and bike pedals if you’re just starting out road cycling, mountain biking or a bit of both.
  • Cycling shoes – our insider’s guide. We review the best road cycling and mountain biking shoes [coming soon]
  • Bike pedals – our insider’s guide. How to pick the best mountain bike and road pedals [coming soon]

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