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Velo Wales with The Friction Collective

Velo Wales with The Friction Collective

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Sam Blanchard talks about the Friction Collective's most recent venture: Velo Wales. Climbing huge hills and dealing with brutal conditions, it was an eventful 5-day tour.

Riding the Bikingman Ultra, Portugal

Riding the Bikingman Ultra, Portugal

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From sleep deprived hallucinations to a broken collarbone, Restrap ambassador Guillaume Chamont talks about his eventful Bikingman Portugal ultra endurance race, where he battled for a top ten place over 950km.

The Forest of Gravelway

The Forest of Gravelway

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Megan Owen talks about her trip through the Forest of Galloway with friend Jade, discovering amazing gravel roads, forests and mountains. An area of Scotland that tends to take a backseat to the more well known parts of the country, Megan discovers that the Forest of Galloway is just as worthy of a visit.

In Search of Up

In Search of Up

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Toby talks about getting hooked on the strange part of cycling that is Everesting. Repeating the same climb over and over until you reach 29,019ft of elevation gain.

Anisa Aubin - GBDURO20 Race Report

Anisa Aubin - GBDURO20 Race Report

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The GB Duro is an insane challenge even normally, but this year's race was different. Race rules were changed to ensure that riders remained self sufficient throughout, and took all of their food and supplies with them from start to finish. Anisa Aubin talks us through her race, and how she pushed through to finish.

Me, Myself and a Saddle Bag

Me, Myself and a Saddle Bag

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Restrap Ambassador Alice Lemkes talks about how her Restrap Saddle Bag was central to a change in pace in her lifestyle, after discovering the joys of bikepacking.

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

Posted by Jon Hicken on

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

Posted by Jon Hicken on

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 - October 2020

Current Shipping Timescales - October 2020

Posted by Jon Hicken on

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.

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