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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our bags are handmade by our team of highly skilled machinists and rigorously tested in the Yorkshire Dales. We control the manufacturing process from start to finish to guarantee the quality of the products that leave our factory door.
We stand by our products and subsequently offer a comprehensive lifetime guarantee against all defects in materials and workmanship. No matter how many journeys your bag has been on, if it's on us we'll fix it.
We design, we make, we ride. Our team is full of cyclists that are passionate about our products and the adventures they are for. If you need any guidance or assistance before, during or after your trip we are happy to offer expert advice.