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 rutlandcycling.com, 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 rutlandcycling.com. 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.

Voucher Codes - Save up to £100

see your codes

Spend & Save

use code: 'SUMMER5' - Save £5 when you spend £50
use code: 'SUMMER10' - Save £10 when you spend £100
use code: 'SUMMER50' - Save £50 when you spend £500
use code: 'SUMMER100' - Save £100 when you spend £1000

Summer Sale  •  Shop the sale

Back to Blog  

Riding the Tour de France for charity

   Words by Aaron Scott

   on 29/08/2013 18:57:00

18


Charity rider Antony Gough will take on the mighty Alpe d’Huez, Col du Galibier and Col du Telegraphe next month. He shares his motivations with LoveCycling and talks us through his preparations.

LC: Tell us about the challenge itself.

AG: On September 8th 2012 I will be retracing the tyre treads of some of the greatest cyclists ever, riding a 110-km Alpine stage of the 2011 Tour de France. I’ll be taking on some of the highest and steepest climbs in Europe - the Col du Telegraphe at 1,556m, Col du Galibier at 2,646m, and Alpe d'Huez at 1,850m. This ride will be the most challenging thing I have ever done.

It's hard to beat the buzz that comes from taking on a cycling challenge for a good cause. Here's Rutland Cycling's marketing manager Sally at the top of the Col du Galibier, raising money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association in memory of her father.
LC: Why have you chosen to do a charity bike ride?

AG: I have been a member of Bourne Wheelers Cycling Club in Lincolnshire for just over three years. Originally I joined simply to ride the Sunday Club Run and be with other like-minded cyclists - especially on those cold, windy, rainy days that seem to be all too frequent in this part of the country!

After a year I started riding in mid-week time trials and enjoyed the challenge and competition, as well as the added fitness benefits. I started to think about broadening my horizons as a cyclist, both geographically and physically, and when I heard about this charity ride through my cycling club, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to do something worthwhile, and set myself a challenging goal that would develop me as a cyclist.

LC: How did you choose your charity?

AG: I will be riding to raise money for Action Medical Research, a fantastic charity dedicated to improving the health of babies and children in the UK. For almost 60 years the charity has been behind numerous breakthroughs such as the UK polio vaccine, ultrasound scanning in pregnancy, and more recently the fetal heart rate monitor - a new state-of-the-art device that could help save thousands of at-risk babies.

LC: What are you doing to prepare for the ride?

AG: Since September last year I have completed my first season of winter training and managed to ride around 2,500 miles. I have ridden in a number of Sportives and will be riding my first 100-mile event in mid-August when I tackle the Bike Blenheim Palace Sportive, before riding Rutland Cycling’s Reservoir Cogs sportive on the 2nd September - the last ride before the big day.

I have lost over three stone in weight and now the hills are not quite such a struggle! My 10-mile TT times have improved significantly too - down from c.27 mins to 24 mins 48 secs - no Bradley Wiggins, but I'm pretty pleased with that improvement :)

LC: How can people help?

AG: I have a target to raise £1,600, but obviously I would like to raise as much as I can. I know that you will receive requests like this on a regular basis, but if you decide to support one charity in 2012, please consider Action Medical Research and donate whatever you can - every £1 helps. You can donate online here.

Fancy taking on a charity challenge yourself?

Read our other cycling for charity blogs:

Share this Article

Search Articles

Recommended for you