The Equipment Needed For (My) Cycle Tour

(Updated July 2016)

I have (obviously) not included the bike itself – a 2010 Ridgeback Panorama, the four Ortlieb Roller Plus Panniers or any clothing.

  1. Exped dry bags
  2. Waterproof Ortlieb map holder
  3. Robens Osprey 2 tent
  4. Mountain Equipment sleeping bag
  5. Decathlon sleeping bag line
  6. PowerMonkey Extreme rechargeable battery and solar panels
  7. Kryptonite locks – D lock and cable with padlock. When getting ready for a cycling trip away, making sure you have all of the must need security for your bike is extremely important. Fast Keys have a variety of keys and locks for you to choose from.
  8. Water bottles
  9. Tigra iPhone 6 mount
  10. Lifesystems ‘camping’ first aid kit
  11. MSR Windboiler stove
  12. Thermarest camping mat
  13. Bar of soap in plastic box
  14. GoPro Hero 4 Silver, case, mounts including handlebar mount
  15. CatEye rechargeable lights with USB charging cables
  16. British passport
  17. Adaptors for continental Europe
  18. Wayfayrer emergency food rations
  19. Emergency Andrex toilet tissue
  20. Hand cleanser
  21. Washing tablets
  22. Below The Belt waterless shower
  23. Plastic mug (University of York c. 1990)
  24. Merrell sandals
  25. Keen Arroyo SPD cycling sandals
  26. Bendable ties
  27. Victornix Swiss Army Knife
  28. Knife
  29. Camping light
  30. Spare batteries for camping light
  31. Stone sunglasses and bag
  32. Lifeventure camping towel
  33. iPhone 6
  34. Chiba fingerless cycling gloves
  35. Heavy duty bags (not waterproof)
  36. Mini can of deodorant
  37. Mini can of shaving gel
  38. Tupperware style boxes (waterproof)
  39. Colgate toothbrush
  40. Lighter
  41. Micro SD converter
  42. Chain repair tool
  43. Gorilla tripod
  44. Carabiners
  45. Hand warmers (gel)
  46. Wallet
  47. Bungee
  48. Identity bracelet
  49. Topeak Bicycle pump (with card to remind where the lock position is!)
  50. DEET insect repellant
  51. Nivea sun protection spray
  52. Kask cycling helmet
  53. Colgate toothpaste
  54. Tyre removal / replacement levers
  55. Spare brake pads
  56. CatEye cycling computer
  57. Bike spanner
  58. Spare spokes (three sizes)
  59. USB cable for ???
  60. Small bungees (to secure maps to board on handlebars)
  61. Business cards
  62. Multi-tool
  63. Tie wraps
  64. Bag for hygiene products
  65. Disposable razors
  66. ‘Water’ bottle for tools
  67. Schwalbe spare inner tubes
  68. Finish Line Bicycle Lubricant – Wet
  69. 15mm spanner (for removal / attachment of pedals)
  70. Spare cables
  71. Spare links for chain
  72. Alight Mayfly chair
  73. Maps: Marco Polo / Michelin
  74. Swatch watch
  75. Mini iPad and USB charger
  76. SD card cable for iPad
  77. 16GB SD cards for camera
  78. Canon EOS 100D SLR camera with ‘flat’ 40mm lens and cables

Comments welcome!

For purposes of comparison, here’s an article I wrote prior to the Mediterranean trip in 2013. Quite a bit of kit has survived to travel with me and Reggie (the bike) once again in 2015…img_0469-copy


Categories: Cycling

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