Bikepacking Tips

Bikepacking Tips

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

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.

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

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

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

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
The Pan Celtic Race 2019 Report

The Pan Celtic Race 2019 Report

I was gifted and reacquainted with the spirit of adventure and wanted others to experience it too. For me, it was a calling. That ever-present vibration and rhythm, that lies within all of us. The thing that gives us a twinkle in our eye, and a skip in our step.

Arigatou - A Cycling Film By Restrap - TRAILER

Arigatou - A Cycling Film By Restrap - TRAILER

In September 2018, four friends decided to ride their bikes across Japan without a clue of what to expect. 
Battle Scars

Battle Scars

While I’d never deliberately solicit these scars to myself or the tools I use, they are so much more than just a necessary evil of what I choose to do.
Restrap | The Story

Restrap | The Story

Independent online retailer WildBounds take a look at how Restrap started and what makes this Yorkshire brand so unique.
Out Of Office - Bikepacking Dartmoor

Out Of Office - Bikepacking Dartmoor

Watch the full video of the Trailcreatives bikepacking in Dartmoor on Pinkbike.
All hail the Small Frame bag

All hail the Small Frame bag

I’m half way through one of those winter rides. The temperature has been hovering just above zero, the air is damp, dank and somehow feels colder than if it were sub-zero.