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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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Riding...the London to Brighton for the first time (part 1).

   Words by Aaron Scott

   on 29/08/2013 18:58:00

New guest blogger Matt Nash tells us how Britain's magical 'summer of cycling' inspired him to take up road cycling. Just seven weeks later, he's ready to ride the London to Brighton 54-miler taking place on Sunday.

"Like a lot of people I’d imagine, being full of the Olympic spirit inspired me to want to go and emulate my new found cycling heroes in some way. It’s no secret that cycling in the UK is on the up in a very big way after the efforts of Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky in the Tour de France, followed hot on its heels by the Olympics. I was blown away by going to see the men’s and women’s Olympic road races in Dorking and then experienced the crescendo of noise in Kingston a few days later seeing Wiggo cruise over Kingston Bridge on his Gold Medal winning time trial run. What I don’t advise however, is when you’re feeling full of Olympic euphoria mixing it with 11 pints of beer. You can get yourself into all sorts of situations. The particular scenario I got myself into was the London to Brighton cycle ride on the 16th September, having drunkenly applied online on the night of the men’s Olympic road race. I had given myself seven weeks to prepare for a 54-mile ride, which is a reasonable ask, but there’s one key ingredient you need: a bike.

In my youth, I’d had either a Raleigh or an Apollo mountain bike that I could throw around and it would be reliable enough for getting me from A to B. I was always cycling to get somewhere but this would be the first time that I’d be cycling with a specific purpose and distance in mind. I purchased a Viking Tre Valle road bike. It’s the first time I purchased a road bike and by all reviews and accounts this was a solid entry level bike which would aid me on my self-introduction to road cycling.

The bike arrived boxed up and semi assembled. The front wheel, handle bars, saddle and pedals would all need attaching with the tools provided, and the tyres would need inflating. Thankfully this was all very straightforward but there were little things that I took for granted that baffled the heck out of me.

For starters I didn’t realise that there were two different types of valves you could get on a tyre. A traditional Schrader valve (like you’d find on a car tyre) or a Presta valve like the one on my road wheels. There I was, the first night with my bike wondering why when pumping up my tyres with my football pump there was as much air escaping as there was going in! With all the exertion of using my sub-standard pump I blistered my thumb! Then came the conundrum of changing gears…  I’d worked out that the small switches on the inside of the handlebars moved the gears down, but I had to watch a YouTube Video to learn that you push the brake levers inwards to move the gears up the chain. Crikey, times have changed since my Raleigh Mantis.

Now, which way round does this go...?

So, having not ridden a bike since I can’t remember when, I’d left myself seven weeks to train for a 54-mile ride. Fortunately I didn’t need YouTube to learn how to ride it, because thankfully the old saying is still true “It’s just like riding a bike… You never forget…”

No, not that one.

“Up the creek without a paddle?” Yeah, that’s more like it."

Tune in next week to find out how Matt got on in the London to Brighton bike ride this weekend!

Support Matt via his JustGiving page.

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