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…

Specialized BG Primo SPD Shoes

Last year these ripped along the right hand side, on the last day, but I took them to a good old fashioned cobbler and he fixed them wonderfully.

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

Specialized Lycra Shorts