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Whitwell Leisure Park, Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Nr. Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8BL, UK, Rutland, Leicestershire, GB
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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.

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.

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Finance your purchase

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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.

See our Finance page for more information.

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Cycle Hire at Whitwell

Up to 23 miles of glorious traffic-free pedalling – perfect for families, romantics and adventurers

Hire a bike today

Why not try an electric bike? From only £19.99

Explore beautiful Rutland Water by bike, enjoying peaceful waterside trails, pretty picnic spots, children’s play areas and plenty of pub stops en route. Spot a rare osprey, visit the sandy beach and enjoy a well-earned ice cream!

Hire a bike from our award-winning hire centre at Whitwell, on Rutland Water's North Shore.

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The best choice of hire bikes

Our Whitwell hire fleet includes standard mountain bikes, comfortable hybrid bikes, electric bikes, tandems and kids’ bikes. We also hire child seats, buggies, comfy gel saddle covers and helmets.

Our hire bicycles are brand new, current season models from premium brands, all expertly maintained so you can enjoy the ride all day long. We’ve hired over 1 million bikes since 1981, so you know you are in safe hands.

Rutland route maps

At Whitwell, you’re spoilt for choice, with up to 23 miles of traffic-free cycling.

When you arrive, we’ll give you a map and talk you through the route options, including 4 to 8 mile family-friendly trails, taking in adventure playgrounds, cafes, sandy beach, Bugtopia zoo and mini golf; the idyllic peninsula section; the 17-mile lap of the lake, with plenty of picnic or pub stops en route; or for the most adventurous, the full 23-mile trail.

Great value packages

For families, we offer the popular Family Ticket, which includes 2 adults and 2 kids bikes (age 14 and under). Save up to £32!

We offer special rates for schools and groups of 10+, students and OAPs.

Our loyalty card gives you your 8th hire absolutely free – pick up your free card in store. We also run seasonal offers and promotions – check this page for details.

Cycle Hire Prices

Whitwell

Hybrid & Mountain Bikes

£14.99 / £22.99

Electric Bikes

£19.99 / £29.99

Kids’ Bikes

£7.99 / £9.99

Tandems

£29.99 / £39.99

Family Ticket*

From £39.99 Save up to £32!
Prices specified are for 2 Hours / All Day.

Child seats, buggies, gel saddle covers and helmets are also available. Please note, We ask all hirers to pay with a credit or debit card (this is for security purposes).

*Our Family Ticket is available all day, every day except Bank Holiday weekends.

Book Online

Beat the queues and guarantee your choice of bikes. Reserve bikes up to 11am, even on Bank Holidays.

Hire Periods: 2 Hours / All Day
Alternatively you can book by phone, 7 days a week, on 01780 460 705 See location map

How to find us

Whitwell, Rutland (North Shore)

Phone
01780 460 705

Address
Whitwell Leisure Park,
Bull Brigg Lane,
Whitwell,
Nr. Oakham,
Rutland,
LE15 8BL

Opening Hours

Summer Opening Hours (BST)
Mon-Fri: 09:00-18:00
Sat-Sun: 09:00-18:30

Winter Opening Hours (GMT)
Mon-Fri: 09:00-17:30
Sat-Sun: 09:00-17:30

Parking

When visiting Whitwell by car there is a Lakeside car park that is charged at a small fee. This is a local authority car park but the fee does help keep the area clean, safe and tidy for all visitors.

Free Click & Collect at this store

Hire Checklist

When hiring a bike, you'll need...

  To pay with a credit or debit card (this is for security purposes)
  An adult to book if you are under 16
  To be responsible for the bike and hire equipment
  To wear appropriate clothing: we recommend breathable, loose fit clothing, a couple of layers and a light showerproof jacket. We don't recommend cycling in sandals or flip flops
  Booked online? You'll need to bring your confirmation email and a proof of ID
  Show photo ID (driving licence or passport) if you are hiring an electric bike - this is required for security purposes

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if we need to cancel our online booking?

No problem – just contact the store at least 24 hours beforehand, and we’ll transfer your booking to another day of your choice (subject to availability).

Do you offer a discount for schools and groups?

  • For groups of 10+, we offer 10% off 2-hour hire and 15% off all-day hire
  • Multi-activity packages available (cycle hire, climbing, high ropes, kayaking, shelter building, watersports etc)
  • If you are booking bikes for a group, we can sometimes reserve bikes until later in the day
  • Advance bookings only – please give our friendly Hire Team a call:
    • Whitwell: 01780 460705
    • Normanton: 01780 720888
  • Available every day, except Bank Holiday weekends. Not in conjunction with any other offer

What is included in the family package?

The Family Ticket includes 2 adults and 2 kids bikes (age 14 and under). It's available all day, every day except Bank Holiday weekends.

Do you offer any other concessions?

  • We offer a 10% discount off cycle hire to NUS students and OAPs (aged 65+)
  • Please present suitable photo ID – we are unable to give discount without it
  • Available every day, except Bank Holiday weekends. Not in conjunction with any other offer

Can we pay for cycle hire in cash?

We ask all hirers to pay by credit or debit card – this is a condition of our insurance.

What is the minimum age to go cycling alone?

Age 16. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.