Variations on a Theme: Mix up your rides

Variations on a Theme: Mix up your rides

Another Sunday, another ride. Off goes your alarm and you rise, Bill Murray-esque from your bed, to hit the same old roads. Here we go again: the same scenery, the same potholes, even the same brownie in the same café. How did it come to this? We look at how you can have fun with theming a ride or trip, to keep things interesting.
Maintenance Shakedown

Maintenance Shakedown

It's that time of year when our bikes will start to look a little tired after a hard summer's riding. We take a brief look at everything you'll need to look at to keep your pride and joy trucking on through the winter months.
Restrap Does Croatia 2021 - Bike Check

Restrap Does Croatia 2021 - Bike Check

Each year we hit the road and get a big tour in. ⁠Fresh from the release and premiere of our latest film, NORTH COAST, we got our heads together and planned our next trip. After over a year of lockdowns and being confined to the UK, this time we were able to stretch our legs and head overseas. 

The next destination was set - we’d be tackling the rocky mountains and coastline of Croatia.

Going the Distance

Going the Distance

After riding our first double century, we take a look at what goes into riding long miles, and what you need to do to prepare mind and body for a big day on the bike.
Self-Supported Riding: Why Does It Matter?

Self-Supported Riding: Why Does It Matter?

Off the back of this year's GBDuro, Tom Hill takes a explores the nature of self supported riding. He looks at the definition of what is truly a 'self-supported' ride and how this is important in not just a racing context, but also how it might affect your own tours.

The Great Gravel Tour

The Great Gravel Tour

With GBDuro starting this weekend, we decided to look at some things you can do to plan the perfect gravel ride. From browsing paper maps to scouring the depths of google, we explore how you can hone in your route planning to really get the most from your off-road riding.
Danny's Pan Celtic Race Report

Danny's Pan Celtic Race Report

It’s only been a couple weeks since the start of the Pan Celtic Race and it already feels like a distant memory. From what I can remember though, I think I had a good time?
India Landy - Feelings before the Pan Celtic Race

India Landy - Feelings before the Pan Celtic Race

India Landy talks about how her training and preparations are going for this year's Pan Celtic Race, the first of three events she'll be taking on this year.
The Restrap Summer Solstice Century Challenge

The Restrap Summer Solstice Century Challenge

The Solstice Century challenge is back! Read for more info on how to enter, and be in with a chance with winning some awesome prizes!
Lightweight Bike Packing through The Trossachs

Lightweight Bike Packing through The Trossachs

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.
Building a Custom Bike

Building a Custom Bike

We’re proud to unveil a special project of ours, where we worked together with Woodrup Cycles in Leeds and Kingston Customs in Hull to build the ultimate bikepacking bike. 

We found through the process that there aren’t a huge amount of resources out there when it comes to building up your own custom bike, so we’ve put together everything you need into this blogpost.

WIN A BAR PACK DURING 'GRAVEL WEEK'

WIN A BAR PACK DURING 'GRAVEL WEEK'

Celebrating all things off-road and gravel-oriented, and be in with a chance to win one of our brand new Bar Packs!