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Forward Motion

Forward Motion

Posted by Jon Hicken on

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

Posted by Jon Hicken on

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

Posted by Jon Hicken on

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.

2020 Round-up & Shutdown Dates

2020 Round-up & Shutdown Dates

Posted by Jon Hicken on

To keep you going over the holiday period, we’ve put together a round-up of our favourite bits from 2020.

CHRISTMAS SHIPPING INFORMATION

CHRISTMAS SHIPPING INFORMATION

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See inside for details of our Christmas shipping dates, and information on our shutdown, and returns policy over the holiday season.

360 miles in 3 days... at age 11

360 miles in 3 days... at age 11

Posted by Jon Hicken on

Flint & Scarlet are a bikepacking mad father and daughter duo from the US. Scarlet set herself the goal of smashing the Erie Canal (all 360 miles of it) within 4 days. Flint tells us how they got on...

The Restrap Solstice Century Challenge

The Restrap Solstice Century Challenge

Posted by Jon Hicken on

New to 2020, Restrap is proud to announce our biannual Solstice Century challenge! Read for more info on how to enter, and be in with a chance with winning some awesome prizes!

 

The Great Escape: Part 1

The Great Escape: Part 1

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Can you call yourself an avid British cyclist unless you’ve taken on the much-revered Land’s End to John o’Groats? Aaron Rolph talks about the first leg of his Great Escape Adventure. From sea kayaking to trail running, Aaron's trip was planned out to be as epic as possible, but things took a turn for the worst in Wales...

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

Posted by Megan Owen on

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.

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