Kit List……Its In The Bag!!

Having got the route, accommodation and bike sorted I can now concentrate on my kit that I shall be taking with me.

Weight including the bike, bags and kit comes to approx 21 kilos, but I need to add at least 2 ltrs of water and PowerBar energy foods and Pulsin Cereal Bars to this, and obviously my fat arse!

I will be carrying everything in, two water proof, high visibility Panniers and a Rack Pack on the rear and a Handlebar Bag and Small Bar Bag

I will start with what on the bike first, then I’ll go through all the bags

On the handlebars, I will be carrying, my Garmin for constant directions, my GoPro for on the go filming, and my handlebar bag which will have a clear map case on the top for my notes for each day, in the bag will be my camera, maps, notes, sun cream and snacks, and spare go pro battery and charging leads

I am carrying USB rechargeable front and rear lights which will be on at all times during the ride, as well as a BrightSide Helmet light which I will use in poor visibility, or if I’m out later than planned, I also have an Endura high viability helmet rain cover with a rear light to.

My Bar Bag will carry my powerbank to power my Garmin as the battery drains fast while using live mapping, also my phone and inhailer as well as a few painkillers

On the bike I will be carrying two PowerBar water bottles in my Vaaru bottle cages, one will have water the other will have electrolytes in, I will top these up at each stop.

At the rear I have the panniers which will be carrying all the gear, each pannier weighing approximately 4.5 k

The Rack Pack will have items in that I will need access to through out the day, such as waterproofs, repair kit which I have fitted into a water bottle, so this gives me a spare if need be , spare one litre of water, warm clothing, first aid and food supplies from Pulsin and PowerBar

I will also be carrying a solar powered charger with powerbank to keep my my electronic items charged at each stop, it also has a decent size carry case with it so perfect for all my leads and cables

My choice of helmet was to go light and well vented, but strong and also to match the colour of my Vaaru Bike, and the shoes are perfect for touring as they are spd and great for walking in too

I will also be packing everything into waterproof compression sacks, this makes life easier for finding stuff and for keeping items together, as well as guaranteeing my clothes are kept dry!

Here are the items I will be carrying/ wearing through out the 50 days….

CYCLE CLOTHING……….

JERSEYS taking two, one to wear and the other for alternate days, 181g each

BIB SHORTS two pairs weighing 229g each and will alternate each day

SOCKS two pairs 84g each pair

FINGERLESS GLOVES which will be worn throughout 47g pair

WARM GLOVES needed in Scotland 69g pair

ARM WARMERS needed in the mornings and if it gets cooler 69g

LEG WARMERS again I will wear these in the mornings 70g

BUFF great under my cycle helmet and around my neck to keep the sun off

HELMET will be worn throughout 252g

GLASSES I always ride in sun glasses

GILLET to carry just in case it gets chilly

WATER PROOF TROUSERS I hope not to wear these but this is a UK Summer!

WATER PROOF JACKET as above!

SHOES 954g great comfort and great for walking in

OVER SHOES when its wet or cooler I will carry these ready

EVENING CLOTHING………….

SHORTS

SHORTS WITH RIP OFF for climbing the 3 peaks in too

BASE/MID LAYER

SANDALS these are my trekking sandals which are strong and light and ill wear these on the mountains

TWO TEE SHIRTS wicking type and light for the mountain trek

DOWN JACKET just in case its cold, plus makes a nice pillow

SOCKS one thick pair for the ttek

2 PAIRS PANTS only needed in the evenings and in bed

TREK CLOTHING……..

SANDALS as above

CLOTHING as above

POLES needed mostly for the mountain descent to save my knees

CAP

GLASSES

GADGETS…….

GO PRO to keep me in the right direction

GARMIN

LIGHTS on at all times

SOLAR CHARGER

POWER BANK

PHONE and back up

CAMERA

MEMORY CARDS

LEADS

WALL MULTI CHARGER

MUSIC spare phone

EAR PHONES

ARM PHONE HOLDER for the mountain

BIKE SPARES TOOLS fits in a water bottle to act as spare

PUMP

TWO TUBES to change on route and patch up in the evenings

SPARE TYRE fold-able type

SPOKES

PUNCTURE KIT self adhesive patches

OIL small tin

TOOLS the obvious stuff

CABLE TIES will repair anything

TAPE will repair what the cable ties dont!

MULTI TOOL

SPARE CABLE

LOCK to wear around the waist

PRESSURE GAUGE

FOOD DRINK……

TWO WATER BOTTLES

SPARE BOTTLE this is my metal bottle that I will keep full in the rack pack

POWER BAR Energy items

PULSIN BITS

TIC TACS

HYGIENE……

FLANNEL

GEL

TOOTH BRUSH

TOOTH PASTE

DEODORANT

TOWEL micro towel just in case

NAIL CUTTERS nothing worse than a dodgy toe nail in cycle shoes!

LOO ROLL

FIRST AID the obvious bits here

FLY SPRAY Deet or similar just in case

LIP BALM

SUN LOTION

PAIN KILLERS

INHAILERS

EAR PLUGS so I don’t hear my self snore!

SANDWICH BAGS always useful

BOTTOM BUTTER chamois cream for comfort in the saddle

BIKE……

TWO REAR PANNIERS

RACK PACK

HANDLE BAR BAG

BAR BAG

AND………..

All the follolwing ….

MAPS

ROUTES

NOTES

PEN

SAT NAV

STRAVA

ROUTE DETAILS

PLACES OF INTEREST

HOSPITAL NUMBERS

POLICE NUMBERS

RADIO NUMBERS

TV NUMBERS

BIKE SHOP NUMBERS AND INFO

ACCOMMODATION INFO

THREE PEAKS INFO

That I think is everything, I will more than likely add and take away from this list, I also want to get everything perfectly packed and easily accessible

I look forward to trying everything out prior to the off!

2 thoughts on “Kit List……Its In The Bag!!”

  1. Wow Kenny so much stuff! I am sure if you are running low on anything those ofnus joining you along the way will be more than happy to help out. My bike is off for a service tomorrow and then I’m back on it to get my fitness levels back up for the summer! Looking forward to supporting you xxx

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