Tenerife - Scratching the Surface

Tenerife - Scratching the Surface

In our latest blogpost Gideon Jones talks about a recent trip to the island, which took on some gravel routes (some of which from the Gran Guanche Route) up and down the steep hills and mountains. ⁠
The Restrap Solstice Century Challenge - Winter 2023

The Restrap Solstice Century Challenge - Winter 2023

The much loved Restrap Solstice Century is back once again!

This time round were encouraging riders to make the most of the longest days of the year over the Winter Solstice weekend of the 15th to 17th December. The challenge is to ride one 100 mile/160km ride over those days.
Bikepacking Iceland Mid-Winter

Bikepacking Iceland Mid-Winter

Joffrey Maluski talks through his 1000km fat bike tour across the centre of Iceland, during mid-winter, where he mixed up riding with pushing while towing a sled and when on road he threw everything on the bike. ⁠
Further Elements - Recap

Further Elements - Recap

A recap on the inaugural Further Elements. A race taking on the harshest conditions in Scotland which follows gravel trails, river crossings and exposed moorlands which takes riders to their absolute limit.
Restrap does Turkey - Bike Check

Restrap does Turkey - Bike Check

Each year we hit the road and get a big tour in. Over the years we have toured Croatia, Japan, the North Coast of Scotland, Spain, France and more. This allows us to shake down our kit, test it in the field and enjoy the joys of bikepacking.

Check out the setups for our latest tour - Turkey.

All Things Bright and Beautiful

All Things Bright and Beautiful

In this blog, 14 year old Scarlet Zeigler talks through her latest bike tour, where she and both her parents came over to the UK to tour the north of England and Scotland - their first time visiting another nation.
Taking it Further

Taking it Further

In this blog, we look at all things FURTHER. Restrap ambassador Thomas Boury reports in from his 2nd place finish at this year's Further Pyrenees, and we look ahead to the next race - Further EAST.
Follow the race: Further Perseverance 2023

Follow the race: Further Perseverance 2023

August 25th sees the start of this year's edition of FURTHER Perseverance. The first in a trio of races this year takes riders deep into the Pyrenees. The race is named Perseverance, which is somewhat telling of the format of the race. The race takes on a different approach to an ultra endurance race.
Alice Lemkes - Winning the HT550

Alice Lemkes - Winning the HT550

Highland Trail 550: systems, headspace and jedi mind tricks

It’s been a month since finishing the HT550 as first female. I rolled down to the finish line after 4 days 4 hours, burnt to a crisp, swollen eyes from midge bites and riding through the night, bleeding raw lips, and the onset of trench foot. My top had collected so many days of sweat that the merino had stopped wicking and had turned to...

My First Ultra-Distance Race

My First Ultra-Distance Race

"We who travel have stories to tell" is a long held motto for the @pancelticraceseries - Alex talks through his bib-burger fuelled race through France, England and Wales to take 15th place in the Pan Celtic Race.
Follow the race: Pan Celtic Race 2023

Follow the race: Pan Celtic Race 2023

2nd July 2022 sees the start of the 4th Pan Celtic Race. In this blogpost, we have a tracker link to the race page, and take at the route, and look at some riders to follow ahead of the first race.

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Bikepacking Norway - Atlantic Coast Route

Bikepacking Norway - Atlantic Coast Route

Cycle Norway's Matthew Tolley has written us a blogpost from a recent trip starting in Bergen and following the Atlantic Coastal Route for over 1000km. He's recently launched the website - cyclenorway.com and this is a taster of what to expect...

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