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Dales Divide 2022

Dales Divide 2022

Friend of Wildcat Lynne Davies took part in this years Dales Divide on her first proper bike packing event. Read her writeup with some greta pics and review of the challenge on the Pipedream Cycles blog.  Lynne was riding the Pipedream Sirus S5 and a variety of Wilcat Bags and harnesses.

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Easter shipping disruption

Wildcat won't be shipping anything from the 3rd April until the 11th April 2022. Although the webshop will still be open for orders which will ship as soon as we're back, we won't be available on the phone or email until we return from a break on the 11th April. Any orders received between now and Saturday the 2nd will ship as normal.       

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Summer Shipping and Holiday Times

Wildcat won't be shipping anything from the 27th July until the 4th August 2021. Although the webshop will still be open for orders which will ship as soon as we're back, we won't be available on the phone or email until we return from a break on the 4th August. Any orders received between now and Tuesday the 27th will ship as normal. We'll be out playing on bikes and boats and hope you will be too.      

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Tenkara - flyfishing for the bikepacker

Tenkara - flyfishing for the bikepacker

We're really excited today to finally be able to go live on our website with the new range of Tenkara fishing equipment. What's Tenkara I hear you ask? Ok, Tenkara is a very simple form of flyfishing that originated in Japan nearly 500 years ago. It's a bit like Western style flyfishing but the rod has no reel, just a line attached to the end of the rod. The focus is on the journey to find the fish then the fishing itself, with no distractions over equipment or setting things up. The rods collapse into very small pack sizes making...

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Harnesses vs all-in-one bags

Harnesses vs all-in-one bags

We often get asked about our harnesses and why we've gone down the route of pairing a harness with a drybag, versus the alternative which is an all-in-one handlebar bag or seatpack. I'll try and outline my thinking here as best as I can.1) Easy unpacking. This is the biggie for me and it ties in with some of the other reasons too. The scenario I keep coming back to is getting to my camp spot, it's late and it's wet. Once I get my shelter up, I can very quickly remove my drybag from my harness(es) and dive under...

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