Restrap have launched their annual Solstice Century Challenge.

We all need a little extra motivation to get out for a ride in December, and Restrap have come up with a little incentive to help give cyclists an extra push.

"In this year's winter edition of our Solstice Century Challenge, we're urging cyclists to embrace the limited daylight during the winter solstice weekend from December 15th to 17th" say the Yorkshire-based cycling luggage outfitters.

"The goal is to ride at least one 100 mile ride during the weekend. Feel free to tackle this challenge outdoors or indoors, on any terrain, and with any type of bike."

Everyone who signs up will receive an email with a ride submission link. You have until 3 January to submit your ride, and Restrap will send out a Solstice Century woven patch to commemorate your effort.

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Restrap Christmas Offer

As if the promise of a hundred mile ride and a fancy patch wasn't enough, Restrap have cooked up a festive offer for customers in the run-up to Christmas.

"From 5th December up until the 17th of December, we're going to throw in a FREE Christmas gift with every order over £50/€60/$75," say Restrap.

"All orders over £100/$100/€100 qualify for free shipping, and we have extended returns (90 days) until 1st Jan 2024."

If you're not familiar with Restrap, they specialise in making technical bikepacking gear for all kinds of riding and bikepacking. They've established a reputation for well-designed, functional, durable, sustainable bags and equipment for traveling by bike - and it's all made completely in-house in the UK.

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