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.
This past March the frame snapped so Cube replaced it! All previous stuff was transferred over. One new addition is my rear triangle stand.
Giro Indicator Helmet
After getting a red and black bike I bought red gear as I needed it. However I didn’t need a new helmet so stuck with my blue one. I joked that if I had a red one it would make me go faster- I think it has!
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 Bag
Possibly a bit too big, but water-proof and ideal for keeping the important things to hand whilst cycling; chocolate, music, sandwiches…
The large blue one is great for keeping the clean clothes in, and away from the dirty ones- also helpful for shower trips.
Vango Superlite Helium 100
It is just big enough for me to fit inside, but is very warm and very light. It is also very easy to put up and take down.
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!
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