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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, 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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1 Hour Delivery Slots

Choose our Interlink Predict Priority service and avoid the hassle of waiting around all day for your delivery. Interlink will notify you of your one-hour delivery window by SMS and email, and you can track the progress of your delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15-minute time slot.

Furthermore, if you find yourself busy on the day of delivery, Interlink will off you rescheduling options, both the night before and on the day, so you can select an alternative delivery date, deliver to a nominated neighbour, leave the parcel in a safe place, collect your parcel from your local Interlink depot, or upgrade to delivery before 1200.

This service is available on most items, but does exclude bikes. If you require a 1 hour delivery slot for your bike delivery then please call our customer service team who can book this service for you over the phone.

Interlink Predict Priority is a premium delivery option. Additional charges apply.

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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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New to cycling? Start here!

   Words by Aaron Scott

   on 29/08/2013 14:53:00

Whether you’ve decided to get a bike to enjoy the great outdoors, get to work, get a little fitter or have adventures, cycling can be enormous fun. Here are our top tips to get you out pedalling in comfort and style! And don’t forget our LoveCycling blog – it’s packed with cycling advice and ideas.

What to get

It’s possible to start cycling with a cheaper bike, but if you’re planning to ride on a regular basis, lighter weight frames such as aluminium, carbon fibre or titanium can help you most.

These days bikes come in many shapes and sizes, but if you’re just starting out, we suggest you opt for one of these three popular styles: mountain bike, road bike or hybrid bike. The best option for you will depend on where and how you plan to ride: if you’ll be doing all your pedalling on roads, a road bike will get you there quickest. If you prefer going off the beaten track along bumpy trails, go for a mountain bike. If you fancy doing a bit of both, then as long as the off-road terrain’s not too uneven, a hybrid bike is your perfect choice.

How to choose the right bike for you

At Rutland Cycling, we’re here to help. In fact, we’ve been helping people discover their pedal power for over 30 years. We’d love to share our passion and knowledge with you - no question is too small or silly! Visit us, call us for advice, or follow our easy step-by-step guide to finding the right bike for you.

One option worth considering is to buy an ex-hire or ex-demo bike from us. Our quality range of hire bikes includes mountain bikes, road bikes and hybrid bikes. We replace our entire hire fleet each season, so you can pick up a nearly-new model, fully serviced, at a very reasonable price.

How to learn

If you live near one of our cycle centres at Rutland Water, Grafham Water or Fineshade Wood, come and join us on one of our regular rides. Novices – and those getting back into the saddle – are very welcome! Our rides are all free to take part in, or you can hire a bike from us at a discounted rate. We organise specific rides for women and ‘silver’ (aka older!) cyclists. All our ride information, including dates, routes and meeting points, can be found on our Rides and Events page.

Alternatively, consider joining a local cycling group. You don’t need to be an expert cyclist, and tips and activities with other people will help you stay motivated and may even help you enjoy the sport more.

British Cycling also organise free Sky Ride Local rides for different abilities: and free Breeze rides for women:

And if you’re considering riding for charity, check out our helpful blog posts on how to pick a charity and the 7-step charity bike ride plan.

How to enjoy your ride

Here’s a quick checklist to help you increase your riding comfort and avoid common cycling complaints.

  • Stay hydrated before, during and after your ride – check out our range of water bottles and hydration packs
  • Wear a helmet to protect your head (see all our helmets)
  • Change your hand and body positions regularly to prevent stiffness
  • Keep arms loose and elbows bent to absorb the shock
  • Avoiding pedalling in a high gear for long periods of time, to avoid knee strain
  • Ride the correct size bike: come to any of our shops and we’ll make sure you’re fitted up with the right-sized bike for you. We also offer a full bike fit service in our Giant-Rutland store. Alternatively, see our online bike sizing guides
  • Wear the right clothing: padded shorts are a good start, and hi-vis clothing will help you ‘be safe, be seen’ on the roads. Read our Guide to choosing the right cycle clothing for more top tips
  • Invest in a decent pair of cycling shoes: whether you opt for standard cycling shoes or a clipless shoe/pedal system, using a shoe designed for cycling will greatly improve comfort…and help you go faster!
  • Invest in a good saddle: we offer a saddle fit service in all our shops

How to look after your bike

See our blog article 'How to maintain your bike' for some handy tips

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