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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

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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 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.

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Single speed and fixed gear bikes - a helpful guide

   Words by Aaron Scott

   on 29/08/2013 19:12:00

Fixed idea.

Single speed and fixed gear bikes: what are they like to ride?

As the name suggests, ‘fixies’ only have one gear and they tend to be preferred by purists for their similarity to competitive time trial bikes. They’re lightweight, and often cheaper to buy because of their simpler structure. With no gear change system there’s less to go wrong and less maintenance required, hence their popularity among cycle couriers who value reliability over versatility. (Of course, couriers also tend to be fit enough to get up steep hills in a fairly high gear ratio, and can pedal fast to generate speed when it’s needed.)

Choose between running with a free-wheel for carefree blasts around town, or hit the hills with a fixed hub for the ultimate training ride. No changing into an easier gear: just get out of the saddle and attack.

Some fixies can take rear wheels with a cog on either side – combined with quick release levers, you can swap between a high speed and a low speed gear, or fixed wheel and freewheel, in a few seconds.

Browse our range of single speed/fixed gear bikes >

Technical stuff

  • Single speed bikes are the aficionado’s choice, stripped down and basic, and you’ll make up for their lack of gears or freewheel by pedalling – a lot.
  • Single speed bikes have no derailleur, gear hub or gear cables – nice and simple, with little maintenance required
  • Their single gear ratio means they’re tough to ride uphill
  • They’re also difficult to pedal fast

Suitable for:

Experienced urban cyclists.

Another fixie hipster

Best for:

  • Cycle couriers
  • Commuting over a set route

Avoid if:

Browse our range of single speed/fixed gear bikes >

Still want more advice?

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