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Restrap Does Croatia 2021 - Bike Check

Restrap Does Croatia 2021 - Bike Check

Posted by Sam Newham on

Each year we hit the road and get a big tour in. ⁠Fresh from the release and premiere of our latest film, NORTH COAST, we got our heads together and planned our next trip. After over a year of lockdowns and being confined to the UK, this time we were able to stretch our legs and head overseas. 

The next destination was set - we’d be tackling the rocky mountains and coastline of Croatia.

Going the Distance

Going the Distance

Posted by Sam Newham on

After riding our first double century, we take a look at what goes into riding long miles, and what you need to do to prepare mind and body for a big day on the bike.

Self-Supported Riding: Why Does It Matter?

Self-Supported Riding: Why Does It Matter?

Posted by Sam Newham on

Off the back of this year's GBDuro, Tom Hill takes a explores the nature of self supported riding. He looks at the definition of what is truly a 'self-supported' ride and how this is important in not just a racing context, but also how it might affect your own tours.

The Great Gravel Tour

The Great Gravel Tour

Posted by Sam Newham on

With GBDuro starting this weekend, we decided to look at some things you can do to plan the perfect gravel ride. From browsing paper maps to scouring the depths of google, we explore how you can hone in your route planning to really get the most from your off-road riding.

Danny's Pan Celtic Race Report

Danny's Pan Celtic Race Report

Posted by Daniel Lane on

It’s only been a couple weeks since the start of the Pan Celtic Race and it already feels like a distant memory. From what I can remember though, I think I had a good time?

India Landy - Feelings before the Pan Celtic Race

India Landy - Feelings before the Pan Celtic Race

Posted by Sam Newham on

India Landy talks about how her training and preparations are going for this year's Pan Celtic Race, the first of three events she'll be taking on this year.

The Restrap Summer Solstice Century Challenge

The Restrap Summer Solstice Century Challenge

Posted by Sam Newham on

The Solstice Century challenge is back! Read for more info on how to enter, and be in with a chance with winning some awesome prizes!

Lightweight Bike Packing through The Trossachs

Lightweight Bike Packing through The Trossachs

Posted by Sam Newham on

Royal Navy officer Pascal Patterson talks through his recent trip through The Trossachs in Scotland, where he's been getting some training miles in for a 35 day trip across the USA, with the aim of raising funds and awareness for military mental health.

Building a Custom Bike

Building a Custom Bike

Posted by Sam Newham on

We’re proud to unveil a special project of ours, where we worked together with Woodrup Cycles in Leeds and Kingston Customs in Hull to build the ultimate bikepacking bike. 

We found through the process that there aren’t a huge amount of resources out there when it comes to building up your own custom bike, so we’ve put together everything you need into this blogpost.

WIN A BAR PACK DURING 'GRAVEL WEEK'

WIN A BAR PACK DURING 'GRAVEL WEEK'

Posted by Sam Newham on

Celebrating all things off-road and gravel-oriented, and be in with a chance to win one of our brand new Bar Packs!

Going it Alone

Going it Alone

Posted by Sam Newham on

Sometimes all you need is a little time to yourself. Restrap's Jon Hicken takes a look at touring solo, and how a long tour on your own can be a refreshing and humbling experience, with it's own ups and downs.

Go Big or Go Home

Go Big or Go Home

Posted by Megan Owen on

We all want to push ourselves to achieve great things on the bike, have amazing new experiences and see what we're capable of. But when is it too much? Megan Owen talks about Going Big or Going Home, and when it's appropriate to do both.

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