I still have two weeks remaining of school, including two visits to France (to Boulogne-sur-Mer of all places!) but I am now getting to the point of being ready to cycle to southern Italy. Jim Rawnsley has suggested below that I start a thread of comments in response to the following question: “What is the one thing you would never leave out of your touring kit?”. I could add a couple of my own; “What is the thing that I will take but end up leaving in a bin in Strasbourg?” and “What is the thing that I won’t take but would gladly find in a bin in Strasbourg?”. Discuss!