Kit List B16

Below is the equipment I am currently using.  There is a kit-list for each of my previous trips in those sections- but it hasn’t changed much.

The Bike


All as before and as solid as ever.
Never any problems, especially after a service at Birkin’s Cycles.


Giro  Indicator Helmet

The red is fading, but still helping me go a bit faster, I think!



carrying my worldly possesions

Rear: Revolution Adventure Welded Panniers

Good, spacious, waterproof.  What more do you need?  I got a new bracket to replace one I ripped off and one of the closing clips is gaffer-taped on, but still holds fine and keeps everything dry.

Bar: Altura Dryline Bar Bagfor valuables

Possibly a bit too big, but water-proof and ideal for keeping the important things to hand whilst cycling; chocolate, music, sandwiches…

Exped Dry Bags

The large blue one is great for keeping the clean clothes in, and away from the dirty ones- also helpful for shower trips.




Vango Banshee 300Image result for Vango 300

This is an upgrade! Now I am married we needed a larger tent for our summer camping trips, and it made sense to bring it on this trip for two of us aswell.


Sleeping Mat

Quechua A200 Light
A much less subsancial mat than I have usually taken, but hopefully it will still do the trick. It fits into a pannier which the others didn’t!



Obviously I will be taking some regular clothes but these are the specialist items…


Mavic Cruize Mountains Shoes 2012Mavic Shoes
it seems that cycling shoes only come in black or grey.  So I have personalised with some red laces!!

Big Man’s Tailored Jersey (from USA!!)

Specialized Lycra Shorts