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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 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.

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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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    What is MIPS?

       Words by Kathryn Dickinson

       on 21/11/2018 09:33:29

    Multi-directional Impact Protection System

    Over the past few years you may have heard of MIPS technology when it comes to helmets, but what exactly is MIPS? We're going to take a look at the technology and reasoning behind MIPS and find out how it could help you if you were to come off of your bike.

    Here at Rutland Cycling we highly recommend wearing a helmet on every ride, in the unfortunate event you do come off your bike, a helmet can reduce the severity of head injuries. We think they are definitely worth investing in to keep your head safe!

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    What is MIPS?

    MIPS was designed by biomechanical experts at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. MIPS technology was first introduced into equestrian helmets in 2007 but since then has gone on to feature in a variety of helmets from different sports.

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    Shop all MIPS Helmets >

    Technology behind MIPS

    MIPS uses slip plane technology, this means that MIPS is constructed from two layers in your helmet that rotate against each other. The top layer will take the impact during a fall whilst the inner layer rotates (up to 5mm). This rotation mimics the movement of the brains cerebrospinal fluid which is the mechanism used to prevent the likelihood of concussion and other brain injuries.

    Still not sure what exactly this means for you as the rider? Check out the video below from Bontrager!

    How do I know which helmets use MIPS?

    You can usually tell which helmets contain MIPS technology due to the small, yellow logo. MIPS helmets do cost a bit more but this is a worthwhile investment for any cyclists. MIPS cannot be added into your existing helmet as it is specifically designed for each model.

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    What helmets use MIPS?

    There are a wide variety of helmets that now have MIPS technology including:

    • Road helmets
    • MTB helmets
    • Kids helmets
    • Commuter helmets

    Other technologies

    Recently, Specialized have created a new technology called ANGi, read more about it here.

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    Find your nearest Rutland Cycling store

    You can shop online or come into one of our stores and speak to our expert staff!

    THE RUTLAND DIFFERENCE

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    30-DAY TEST RIDE

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