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How not to plan a bike tour - The Random Weekender

How not to plan a bike tour - The Random Weekender

Posted by Jon Hicken on

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

Posted by Jon Hicken on

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

BikePacking Tips - Planning a route and what to take

BikePacking Tips - Planning a route and what to take

Posted by Jon Hicken on

With it being the start of the year it’s the perfect time to start planning this year’s bikepacking adventure. But where do you start? We’ve gone through the planning process and what prep you’ll need before that big trip away.

Life cycles

Life cycles

Posted by Alex Dyson on

Riding solo across America is a great adventure. But for Antony his forthcoming trip  has a special significance. Here he shares why this trip is so important, and how cycling has helped him overcome some of his hardest times.

We're Back!

We're Back!

Posted by Jon Hicken on

We’re back! 


Our Christmas shutdown is over and we’re back to business as usual. We’re looking forward to starting this year with some exciting plans for the months ahead, so be sure to stay tuned!

Christmas Shipping Information

Christmas Shipping Information

Posted by Jon Hicken on

It’s that time of year already. Santa has loaded up his pannier bags, and he’s off on tour. Don’t let him be the only one! Here you will find all information relating to Christmas postage dates and returns over this period.

Bikepacking Tips

Bikepacking Tips

Posted by Jon Hicken on

For anyone getting into their first bikepacking trip, touring can be a daunting prospect. Where do you even start? At Restrap, we all ride, test and use our gear ourselves. Whether it be on a huge cross country tour or a weekend away, we know that there are many ways to set up your bike for touring, no matter what bike you ride, or where you choose to ride it.

Getting Into Cycling? Here’s How To Save Money On Your New Hobby

Getting Into Cycling? Here’s How To Save Money On Your New Hobby

Posted by Alex Dyson on

Cycling is an activity that can be done on any budget, so if you're getting into cycling for the New Year, try these simple tips to make the most of your cycling funds and to enjoy the health benefits of this hobby.

Flint & Scarlet - Father & 10 year old long-distance bike-tourer.

Flint & Scarlet - Father & 10 year old long-distance bike-tourer.

Posted by Alex Dyson on

Scarlet has been touring completely under her own power since she was 8 years old. Up until that point I was using various means of hauling her, her bike and her gear on my bike for tours when she would get tired. But at age 8 she and I rode the Erie Canal, 400 miles from Buffalo to Albany, NY, USA in 8 days.

Repair, Reuse, Replace

Repair, Reuse, Replace

Posted by Alex Dyson on

Now, I’m aware of the increasing impact of what we choose as our pastime on the environment. Cycling as transport may be as carbon neutral as it comes, but the manufacture of every product that allows us to do this isn’t. And, while I do ride for transport, I also drive and fly to go and ride. I think my halo just slipped. Actually, I think it fell under the front wheel of my van and got ran over on the way to the mountains.

The Joy Of Sharing A Ride

The Joy Of Sharing A Ride

Posted by Alex Dyson on

I wait at the top of the trail. We’ve been hike-a-biking for maybe an hour or so, although we’ve not travelled that far. The nearly 3000m altitude has something to do with that, as do the views above the majestic Coll Agnel – dropping down into Italy and across into the French Queyras range. The huge Monte Viso stands proud in the crispest of early autumn skies. 

Adventure-Ready Commuter Kit

Adventure-Ready Commuter Kit

Posted by Alex Dyson on

Having one wardrobe for the weekend and another for the office is an expensive hobby - instead, invest in quality gear that can front up to the great outdoors without looking out of place on your Monday morning commute

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