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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

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 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.

See our Finance page for more information.

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    How to...ride with clipless pedals.

       Words by Aaron Scott

       on 29/08/2013 18:40:00

    This Is An Older Post, To View Our Clipless Pedal Products Click Here

    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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    • Cycling shoes – our insider’s guide. We review the best road cycling and mountain biking shoes [coming soon]
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    Still want more advice?

    We’ve produced lots of guides to help you find out more about bikes, cycling and cycle gear. These include bike guides, sizing guides for bicycles 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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