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India Landy - Feelings before the Pan Celtic Race

India Landy - Feelings before the Pan Celtic Race

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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

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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

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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

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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'

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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

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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

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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.

Shop Focus: Temple Cycles

Shop Focus: Temple Cycles

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We spoke with Matt from Temple Cycles, a bike shop based down in Bristol, who make their own lightweight steel bikes. We talk about how they have been coping with the pandemic, and what they have planned for 2021 and beyond.

Forward Motion

Forward Motion

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Sanne Hitipeuw talks about how cycling and touring form a way to escape her hectic daily lifestyle, and bring things back to basics and explore with a deep sense of adventure.

We Have Moved

We Have Moved

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Throughout a busy 2020 here at Restrap HQ, we saw a huge interest in bikepacking and cycle touring, and we were bursting at the seams to meet capacity and working night and day to get our orders to our customers.

We soon realised there was only one option - we needed to move.

Riding The Deeside Trail

Riding The Deeside Trail

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Alice Lemkes talks about her ride along the Deeside trail in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. A tucked away paradise of off-road riding, single tracks and loamy trails through the Cairngorms.

THE KILIMANJARO PROJECT

THE KILIMANJARO PROJECT

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Stéven Le Hyaric talks through his and Perrine Fage's race up to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro (5,891m), and having to deal with unridable terrain, harsh weather and the high altitude.

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