Bikepacking 101: How To Get Started

Bikepacking 101: How To Get Started

Cyclists the world over are waking up to the possibilities their bike can offer them. And if you are yet to take the plunge and have a go, then now is the time to start. Let’s face it, what is stopping you? In this Bikepacking 101, we take a look at everything you'll need to think about.

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Further than India

Further than India

In the first of a series of blogposts introducing our ambassadors, we catch up with India Landy and chat about the rides she’s done in the past, essential bits of kit for racing and audaxes, and what her plans are for the year ahead.

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Boost your carrying capacity

Boost your carrying capacity

Gone are the days of taping snacks to your top tube. We take a look at a few things you can do to boost your carrying capacity on the bike while touring, to carry extra food, clothing and spares while riding.

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2021 Round-Up

2021 Round-Up

We take a look back at what we got up to in 2021. Races, rides, tours and bags - the whole lot.

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The Restrap Solstice Century Challenge Winter 2021

The Restrap Solstice Century Challenge Winter 2021

The Restrap Solstice Century Challenge is back for its second winter edition. As with previous editions, the challenge will be hosted on our social media platforms - FacebookInstagramTwitter and on our Strava club.

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Can you go bikepacking on a Brompton?

Can you go bikepacking on a Brompton?

With the release of our brand new City Loader, we took a different approach to bikepacking, taking on the famous Cinder Track from Scarborough to Robin Hood’s Bay on Bromptons, rail-hopping in between.

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Our Top Five Bikepacking Tips

Our Top Five Bikepacking Tips

We look at 5 essential tips to help you get the most out of your bikepacking experience, whether it's your first trip out or you're a seasoned veteran. From making sure your luggage and set up lets you get the most out of your riding, all the way to proper planning, we've narrowed it down to these five essential tips, but there's always more!

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Restrap Does Croatia 2021

Restrap Does Croatia 2021

Fresh off the back of the release of 'North Coast', our film from last year's tour - our next destination was set: Croatia. We dive deep into our latest bikepacking tour, and detail our thoughts on what is an untapped paradise for bike touring.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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