Here is a picture of most of the equipment I’ll be taking with me when I set off from the south-eastern corner of Greece in exactly two-weeks’ time. There is a full list of everything below the image. If you think I’ve missed anything, please do let me know. Please note that apart from the cycling sandals, I haven’t included my clothes. This doesn’t mean I’ll be cycling across Europe buck naked…Ortlieb waterproof panniers (front & rear)* Kask cycling helmet Plastic plate Robens Osprey 2 tent Vango camping mat Blacks sleeping bag* Lifesystems camping first aid kit Lifeventure trek towel Camping light Euros Camping stool Keen Arroyo Pedal SPD sandals Copy of ‘Good Vibrations: Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie‘ Business cards Finish Line dry conditions chain oil Inner tubes* Multi-function tool* Cateye front (rechargeable) & rear lights Gorilla tripod AW Cycles branded water bottles* Lock & cable Peak cycle pump Water-bottle tool holder Bag to attach to frame (this will probably change) Tool kit (including spare chain links & brake pads) Soap powder Wallet Toilet paper Padlocks* Spare cable Spare spokes (3 sizes) Colgate toothpaste & toothbrush Stick deodorant Shaving gel Krypton D-lock Listerine mouthwash Handlebar platform for maps (home-made)* Bags (some waterproof), bungees (2 sizes) & carabinas Rough Guide to the Eurovelo 8 (to be made from various national Rough Guides) Rough Guide European Languages La Route du Sud a Velo (French route book) British passport* Powermonkey Extreme Powermonkey bag of accessories Mini iPad & waterproof case iPad cables Vodafone ‘Eurotraveller’ leaflet Pen, black Camera battery charger Adaptors (various) Moleskine notebook Maps (mainly Michelin, two Marco Polo) & city map for Athens Waterproof map holder Cateye bicycle computer* Duracell spare battery for cycle computer Pearl Izumi cycling gloves University of York plastic mug (Wentworth College)* iPhone 5 SD cards (2 x 16GB) Swiss army knife* Bloc sunglasses & bag Lighter* Cannon PowerShot SX500 IS camera & Loweprowe case Wilkinson Sword razors Jungle Formula insect repellent Dove soap & case* Swatch watch Boots diarrhoea tablets Satellite TV decoder & dish Nivea sun protector (factor 50 & factor 30) Cuticura antibacterial hand wash Boots anti-histamine tablets Compeed patches Night Nurse cold / flu tablets Duracell batteries (AA & AAA) for lights Biologic iPhone 5 handlebar mount Bottle opener* Knife, fork & spoon* *These items travelled with Reggie & me in 2010 when we crossed Europe for the first time. …and here is a ‘behind-the-scenes’ version of the phone, feet included.
The Equipment Needed To Cross Europe (Again) On A Bike Called Reggie