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Bicycle Touring Checklist - What To Bring.....

Updated: Mar 1, 2023

So here we finally are!! What started as a passing conversation one evening between me and the wife has actually come to fruition. Months of planning, late nights on the computer and endless research has culminated in a bespoke cycle tour company that we are proud of.

We are so looking forward to sharing our adventures with you, we are sure there will be many trials and tribulations. Our tours are going to be fun, adventure filled and once experienced something our customers talk about in years to come as cherished memories.

So I didn't want our first post to be all about us, so we've put together a list of some of the items you may choose to bring with you on your tour experience.


Before you start your cycle tour you need to be prepared, it's not just a case of jumping on a bike and riding to the first checkpoint. You need to make sure you have some of the necessities and we've put together this bicycle touring checklist.

  • Water bottle

  • Smartphone, GPS or route map

  • Sunglasses or glasses

  • Sunscreen

  • Emergency contact info

  • Bike Lock

  • Patch kit

  • Tire levers

  • Multi-tool

  • Bike cleaning wipe

  • Bike Helmet

  • Cycling jersey

  • Cycling layers – windbreaker, rain jacket, sleeves, leggings, etc. (weather dependent)

  • Bike shorts

  • Bike Shoes

  • Socks (wool or synthetic)

  • Bike gloves

  • Sweat bands/caps/bandana

  • Fleece/wool hat (weather dependent)

  • Waterproof rain booties/gaiters

  • Post-ride shoes or sandals

  • Toilet paper/tissue

  • Basic first aid kit

  • Camera + accessories

Remember these are only suggestions and we are sure you will have have your own list, but hope that this is helpful and gives you a head start.

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