Jon Hicken, Marketing Manager at Restrap

In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast, I’m speaking with Jon Hicken, the marketing manager of Restrap. For the past while, I had been thinking it would be great to reach out to companies whose products I have used and found to be of exceptional quality and practicality and to have them on the show. Having used their race aero bags throughout the past year, I personally believe they are second to none. After reaching out to Jon, the marketing manager, I learned that he is quite a well travelled bike tourer and bikepacker, having bikepacked and toured in Scotland, Japan, Croatia and more. I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak with him and learn more about the cycle luggage industry and his own adventures.

Cheers Jon

Keep on pedalling.


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Show Notes

~ 00m 45s     BTA housekeeping: new website, Grand Depart, sponsors
~ 07m 00s     Intro to Jon Hicken
~ 08m 40s     What attracted him to bike travel, 1st and 2nd bike tour
~ 15m 00s     Jon’s bike
~ 19m 45s     What he learned through his first tour
~ 23m 30s     Cycle touring in Japan
~ 31m 30s     Pan-Celtic Race & tips on being more efficient at racing
~ 46m 30s     Restrap, how they stand out from the competition, adapting to change, innovation, sustainability
~ 01h 28m     Restrap discount code, next episode details 


Traveller. Cyclist. Expat. Over 15 years experience living abroad in six different countries. I've travelled to over 40+ countries and met countless travellers, cyclists, and other expats. As a passionate cyclist I've had opportunities to bike tour in some truly amazing places. While definitely not an expert at bike touring, I'm passionate about sharing bike touring stories and helping others learn hacks, tricks, and techniques to improve their touring experience. I look forward to you joining me on this journey of learning about and becoming a better bike tourist.

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