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Restrap Does The North Coast 500

Restrap Does The North Coast 500

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Our toughest tour yet. We take on Scotland and the elements, and tour the famous North Coast 500 route and the Highlands.

Bikepacking Wallonia

Bikepacking Wallonia

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Guillaume Chaumont talks through his recent trip to Wallonia with friend Greg, exploring his home country of Belgium. One the way they search out local climbs, beauty spots and delicious food while visiting family and friends.

Restrap does Scotland Tour - Bike Check

Restrap does Scotland Tour - Bike Check

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Each year we hit the road and get in a big tour. This year we had originally planned to cycle across Europe, but with worldwide travel being scuppered, we're tackling a route that's a little closer to home, and doing a version of the North Coast 500, followed by a trip through the Scottish Highlands. ⁠

 

Here's a breakdown of our kit.

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

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Restrap Ambassador Perrine Fages has been exploring her homeland of France during lockdown, taking in a slower pace of life and embracing the freedom that bikepacking brings.

Bikepacking, the Professional's Road Trip

Bikepacking, the Professional's Road Trip

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Total Direct-Energy team rider Jérôme Cousin tells us about his first foray into bikepacking as a professional cyclist; a 1100km ride through Portugal.

Current Shipping Timescales - July 2020

Current Shipping Timescales - July 2020

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Here at Restrap we are currently experiencing a busier than usual start to the cycling season. This means that we are seeing more interest in our most popular products, but don’t worry! We’re doing our very best to keep up with current demand and get your orders shipped as soon as possible.

Cortado Club - Branching out into pour-over coffee

Cortado Club - Branching out into pour-over coffee

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Unlimited exercise in England you say? That’s all good and well… but where the hell are you going to have a socially acceptable coffee before turning and fighting that unbearable headwind you’ve been blissfully exploiting for the last 2 hours? We say… wherever you want.

Riding the Bikingman Ultra, Oman

Riding the Bikingman Ultra, Oman

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Back in February, Guillaume Chamont tackled the Bikingman Ultra Series race in Oman. He survived steep gravel climbs, neck-breaking descents, searing sun and not a wink of sleep to take his place in the top ten.

A Bike Packing Story

A Bike Packing Story

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Gosse van der Meer shares his tale of cycling to Italy for a pizza, accidentally taking part in a bike race and getting stopped for cycling in Venice. You never know where a bike packing trip will take you...

Cycling across Lake Baikal

Cycling across Lake Baikal

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Russia's Lake Baikal is the oldest and deepest lake in the world - 700 kilometers long and 80 wide. Restrap ambassador Steven Le Hyaric set out to cycle the full distance of its frozen surface. Armed with a fat bike and a tent, find out how he got on. 

How not to plan a bike tour - The Random Weekender

How not to plan a bike tour - The Random Weekender

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A bikepacking weekend decided by a dart throw. We show you how easy it is to have a great weekend on the bike.

Introducing: The Adventure Race Range

Introducing: The Adventure Race Range

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After 18 months of in-house development and testing with our ambassadors, Restrap can announce the launch of our Adventure Race Range.

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