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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 £389, with 0% finance up to 24 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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How do E-Bikes work? At the heart of all e-bikes is a bicycle

How do E-Bikes work?

Display

Provides info on battery level, range, speed, distance, trip distance and assistance modes. More advanced e-bikes offer additional features, including fitness tracking and sat nav/GPS.

Battery

You charge an e-bike battery by plugging it in, just like a mobile phone. Recharge time is approx. 3 hours. Get tips to make your battery last longer.

Motor

With an e-bike, you are in control of the motor. It will adjust assistance according to how hard you pedal, to deliver just the right amount of power.

E-bikes are just bikes

At the heart of all e-bikes is a bicycle.

A bicycle with all the same components as any other: a normal bottom bracket, a normal pair of wheels, a normal headset, normal everything ...

This is good news, as it means they can be maintained, repaired or upgraded by any qualified cycle mechanic.

It also makes it much easier to choose your e-bike. Simply forget the motor for a minute and think about all the same things you'd consider when buying a normal bike: riding style, geometry, tyre tread, gears etc.

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR E-BIKE

Ok, so there is one obvious difference...

Despite the similarities to normal bikes, with e-bikes there's one obvious difference and that is the electric motor. However, even this area is simpler than you might think. There are 2 main components to the 'e' element of e-bikes and they are the battery and the motor:

  • Battery - Simply dictates how far you can go. More expensive batteries will hold more charge and therefore carry you further.
  • Motor - Controls the torque. The more advanced the electric motor, the more torque it offers. The more torque you have, the more power you can get out of the bike.
  • Motors

    Motor Types

    Motors and batteries are predominantly supplied by Bosch, Shimano, Yamaha and Tranz-X.

    Bosch

    Bosch motors are available in three different models, all with 250W of power and delivering 50/60/75Nm of torque (remember, torque determines how much power you will get from the motor). Bosch batteries are 300-500W/h and all use Bosch's Intuvia display and controller.

    Yamaha

    Yamaha motors offer similar performance and configuration to Bosch units, with 70Nm of torque powering the cranks and an easy to use LCD controller.

    Shimano STePS

    Shimano, the world's leading cycle component manufacturer, produces the 'Steps' e-bike motor system, with 418W/h capacity.

    Tranz-X

    Selected Raleigh and Ebco bikes come with Tranz-X motors and batteries. These drive the front wheel with a 36V, 240W motor and offer great value for money.

    Crank vs. hub motors

    Motors and batteries are predominantly supplied by Bosch, Shimano, Yamaha and Tranz-X.

    Crank Motors

    Crank motors provide assistance for the pedals, which in turn move the wheels. They tend to offer power transfer in a better way, because your power is going into the cranks and adding power here can feel more 'natural' than having power coming directly from the wheels. Crank motors are more commonly found on higher-end electric bikes and often come with higher amounts of torque.

    Hub Motors

    Hub motors drive the wheel itself. They offer excellent value for money, but aren't often found on higher-end electric bikes.

    Electric Bike Batteries

    E-bike batteries are made from lithium-ion - the same material as is used to power electric cars. You recharge them by plugging them into an electrical socket, just like a mobile phone. You can leave the battery on the bike while it's plugged in to charge, or take it off and charge it away from the bike. Additional battery packs are available to purchase.