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Restrap x Brother in the Wild Competition

Restrap x Brother in the Wild Competition

Posted by Timothy Pulleyn on

For those heading to the 'Brother in the Wild' event on the 22nd and 23rd of April, we've teamed up with Brother Cycles to hold a photo competition during the event. 

Riding with Restrap: Quique Arias

Riding with Restrap: Quique Arias

Posted by Megan Owen on

Today we meet Restrap customer Quique Arias. Based in sunny Madrid, Quique's rides are quite different to the wild, wind-swept roads of Yorkshire.

Fixed gear bike packing in Tenerife

Fixed gear bike packing in Tenerife

Posted by Megan Owen on

Loyal customers will recognise today's blogger as Restrap's very own Jade Field. If you've bought a bag, chances are she had a hand in it.  Jade shares her recent (very hot and hilly) trip,  fixed gear bike packing in the mountains of Tenerife. 

 

Riding with Restrap: Rebecca Earle

Riding with Restrap: Rebecca Earle

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Today we meet Restrap customer Rebecca Earle.

The long road home

The long road home

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Restrap customer Toby Willis shares the ups and downs of long distance riding through the mighty roads of Wales. 600km and 8000m of climbing? No problem...

Riding with Restrap: Kris Webb

Riding with Restrap: Kris Webb

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The first in our series meeting our Restrap customers around the world. Today we chat to Restrap customer Kris Webb, 25.

Kris lives in Gloucestershire, England, right next to the beautiful Forest of Dean, where he does most of his riding.

Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast

Posted by Nathan Hughes on

In 2016 Restrap ambassador Dom Sharman was involved in a near fatal hit and run whilst cycling to work. Here he recounts how he fought to come back even stronger, completing a gruelling 24 hour ride in Japan.

Simon Nieborak - the man behind the lens

Simon Nieborak - the man behind the lens

Posted by Megan Owen on

This month we chat to talented photographer and long-time friend of Restrap, Simon Nieborak. Simon is the man responsible for most of Restrap’s epic Yorkshire photo shoots, braving the wild and windy moors to capture our gear in action. But his work takes him further afield too, with shoots for MTBRider, MBUK, Spoke Mag and pinkbike.com.

The Jagungal Wilderness

The Jagungal Wilderness

Posted by Megan Owen on

A fantastic glimpse into bike packing down under, thanks to one of our antipodean customers James Garriock. His account of his recent trip to the Jagungal wilderness has given us another destination to add to the wishlist.

Laura Scott - How to keep motivated over the winter months

Laura Scott - How to keep motivated over the winter months

Posted by Timothy Pulleyn on

Restrap Ambassador Laura Scott shares with us how she keeps motivated to ride over the cold winter months.

 

Nantes to Barcelona. #boozehoundsontour

Nantes to Barcelona. #boozehoundsontour

Posted by Timothy Pulleyn on

The Restrap crew recently went on a bike packing adventure from Nantes, France to Barcelona, Spain. Tom Uttley gives us a brief run through of the adventure...

You can see the adventure unfold through the eyes of each rider on their instagram feeds as follows:

Interview: James Hayden takes us through the highs and lows of the Trans Continental Race 2016

Interview: James Hayden takes us through the highs and lows of the Trans Continental Race 2016

Posted by Timothy Pulleyn on

For those that haven’t yet heard of the Transcontinental Race, it’s a gruelling ultra endurance cycling race covering 4 checkpoints across Europe, starting in Geraardsbergen, Belgium and finishing in Canakkale, Turkey. Our Ambassador James Mark Hayden raced his second year finishing in 4th place in a staggering 10 days, 5 hours and 31 minutes. Our marketing manager Timothy Pulleyn catches up with James over the phone, giving us a brief insight into the highs and lows of the race:

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