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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 DPD Pick-up

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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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.

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We will allow up to two exchanges within this scheme.

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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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    Training Talk: A Professional Triathlete’s Nutrition

       Words by Aaron Scott

       on 16/06/2015 12:22:00

    Mark Buckingham Nutrition

    In the first instalment of our look into nutrition in the world of cycling, we have a brief chat with professional British Triathlete Mark Buckingham, who is gearing up for an assault on the qualifying standard for the 2016 Olympic Games. Mark has enjoyed a strong start to the 2015 ITU World Triathlon series and recently finished 4th in Yokohama.

    A runner by trade, Mark became a full time triathlete in 2010 and has since been to 2 World Championships, won the British Triathlon title and is a 4 time winner of the British Duathlon Championships. Here’s a brief insight into how he looks after his nutrition and hydration in training:

    RC: What does your day to day nutrition plan look like, does this differ when you are away from home at events?

    MB: I tend to plan all my meals myself and just try to eat as healthily as possible. When I’m away I generally just eat Italian type of foods. If I want help with my diet, British Triathlon have a nutritionist I can access.

    RC: Are you conscious of eating certain types of foods after a training session?

    MB: On intense training days, when we have hard run or bike sessions, I make sure I have plenty of protein, normally a protein shake (proto-col) straight after the ride and a chicken dinner in the evening.

    RC: Do you use supplements in your daily nutrition or at races?

    MB: The only supplements I currently use is caffeine, which is in my race gels. I've tried multi vitamins and vitamin D in the past, but I'm good at keeping a balanced diet and find getting out in the sun tends to be enough.

    Professional Triathlete Mark Buckingham Diet

    RC: On race day what's your typical nutrition plan?

    MB: Cereal, peanut butter/jam on toast with banana and a coffee. I will then have two gels and a carb drink on the bike.

    RC: What nutrition do you use to aid recovery, post races or hard sessions?

    MB: A scoop of progold protein powder and milk is what I use 3-4 times a week. If I don't have any powder you can pretty much get hold of a pint of milk wherever you are in the world.

    RC: Is nutrition/hydration essential to maximising performance?

    MB: It's very important to keep hydrated (see below). I can tell when I'm not properly hydrated before a session and it really has an effect on your performance.

    Mark Buckingham keeping hydrated

    Follow Mark on Twitter @TriBucko or visit his website keep up to date with his progress.

    Got a question?

    Send it to us on Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #askRC and we will answer your questions in our video Q&A.

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