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Riding in winter

Riding in winter

Posted by Megan Owen on

Restrap customer Natalina Neuenschwander shares her experiences of riding in winter and gives her tips how to keep going when the cold hits. Based in Switzerland, Natalina is no stranger to snow and ice...

Fun in the Faroes

Fun in the Faroes

Posted by Megan Owen on

Restrap ambassador Tom Hill shares his adventures in the far north, exploring the Faroe Islands.

2017 Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards

2017 Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards

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From high castles to underwater villages: A Grand Tour of Alentejo

From high castles to underwater villages: A Grand Tour of Alentejo

Posted by Megan Owen on

Restrap customer Verne shares his tales of baking heat, castles and Roman remains in Portugal's Alentejo.

From the sun to the snow: travels in Chengdu

From the sun to the snow: travels in Chengdu

Posted by Megan Owen on

Florence and Adam, Restrap's distributors in China, tell us about their recent trip to Sichuan Province and share their stunning photos of 4000 metres above sea level.

Liverpool Chablis with Restrap

Liverpool Chablis with Restrap

Posted by Megan Owen on

Pierre lives in Liverpool and decided he would return to his native France this autumn for the grape harvest. Only this time, he'd do it by bicycle.

A stone's throw from home

A stone's throw from home

Posted by Megan Owen on

Tom Toogood-Smith discovers that you don't always have to roam too far from home to have an adventure. Sometimes the best experiences are those on your doorstep.

The Italian job

The Italian job

Posted by Megan Owen on

Restrap customer Matt recalls his recent trip around the mountains of northern Italy, including the mighty 48-hairpin Stelvio...

Bike life in South Korea

Bike life in South Korea

Posted by Megan Owen on

Restrap customer Dennis Kim from Korea shares his two-day trip over the Taebaek mountains from Seoul to the east coast. Climbs, cloud and ancient villages await.

Riding with Restrap: Kaisa & Pelago Bikes

Riding with Restrap: Kaisa & Pelago Bikes

Posted by Megan Owen on

Today we meet Restrap customer Kaisa. As store manager of Pelago bikes in Helsinki, Kaisa lives and breathes bicycles.

Riding with Restrap: Ville Miettinen

Riding with Restrap: Ville Miettinen

Posted by Megan Owen on

Today we meet Restrap customer Ville Miettinen. Finnish-born Ville now lives in Shanghai and is enjoying exploring the wilds of Asia.

Our first cycle tour: Sydney to Cairns

Our first cycle tour: Sydney to Cairns

Posted by Megan Owen on

Grace and I met in the Dolomites as walking hosts for an English holiday company. I reignited a love of cycling and Grace fell in love -  with a Pinarello, not me. A friendship blossomed and Grace disappeared to Oz for a year. During my plans to chase her half way round the world, Grace suggested cycling Sydney to Cairns and I immediately knew I loved the idea. I proceeded to spend the next six months planning.

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