The Rutland Difference Free Delivery over £10 Easy Returns 30-Day Test Ride 0% Finance

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.

View all Delivery Options

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.

See our full Returns policy.

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.

Full T's & C's

Finance your purchase

Get a confidential decision online in seconds.

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.


see your codes

SAVE10 - £10 off £99 spend
SAVE50 - £50 off £500 spend
SAVE100 - £100 off £1000 spend

Excludes ex-hire/demo/return bikes. See full T&Cs


see your codes

Save up to £200 on top of sale prices — enter code in basket

'SAVE50' - £50 off £500
'SAVE100' - £100 off £1000
'SAVE200' - £200 off £2000

Expire 31/10/17 • excludes ex-hire/demo/return and all 2018 bikes

Black Friday

Shop now

Back to Blog  

Prepare your bike for Cycling in Winter - our top tips

   Words by Aaron Scott

   on 29/08/2013 18:50:00

There's no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing, as a sage adventurer once said. And with the right kit, plus a little adaptation of skills and mindset, the advent of winter shouldn't stop you getting out on your bike; if anything, it can open up a whole new world of night riding fun. Here's Rutland Cycling's fourstep plan to keep you cycling through the winter...

A frosty winter cycle path at Rutland Water

Just as you might make adjustments to your car for winter, such as adding anti-freeze to your radiator and topping up all the fluids, a few simple checks and tweaks to your bike are also warranted to ensure you keep moving through the colder months.

Winter Service

A service is essential, making sure all moving components are sufficiently greased to maintain their free movement and to protect them from water. For extremely cold weather you can use a low temperature grease, and also fluids for hydraulic brakes, designed to work at sub-zero temperatures and not freeze up and affect movement.

A number of bike service options are available at our stores.

Winter Cycling Tyres

The wide knobbles on the Specialized S-Works Storm tyres make them ideal for those winter rides

Fitting winter tyres is another option, especially if you ride off-road and are expecting snow. Wide tyres with spaced out knobbles, such as the Specialized S-Works Storm tyres work best, but for most of us, simply reducing tyre pressures a little to increase the contact patch on the ground will aid grip.

This, however, is a balance between grip and rolling resistance, so more grip means your bike won't roll as freely and will require more work.

Slime Tubes

Slime self healing Inner tubes will allow you to enjoy your winter cycling without having to worry about punctures

Slime tubes are quite simply an inner tube filled with a protective gel which helps to prevent punctures, and are a smart option as rain-filled potholes hide all manner of detritus in winter.

If you get a puncture caused by a piece of debris such as a thorn, the slime will hunt out the hole in the inner tube and fill the hole by reacting with the oxygen.

Bike Lights

Last, but certainly not least is bike lights! Lights to be seen, such as the Cateye EL135 are essential on the road, but if you plan to cycle off-road then powerful illumination from a set of lights such as the Exposure range will open a whole world of night-time riding.

If you have any questions about winterising your ride, don't hesitate to leave us a comment below and we'll be sure to answer it as soon as possible.

Related posts

Share this Article

Search Articles

Recommended for you