Kit

In order to complete the expedition we are going to need a serious amount of kit! This page will tell you what we’re carrying (all on our bikes) and what bits get changed or sacrificed in the name of comfort along the way.

 

Camping

  • Tent – Vango Omega 350,  a lightweight and durable (we hope) tent
  • Sleeping bags – Mountain Equipment Titan Light 450 – A 3 season sleeping bag, that’s lightweight and comfortable
  • Silk liners for sleeping bags – available from any camping shop 
  • Sleeping mats – Hi Gear Ultralite Self-inflating mats
  • Stove – MSR Whisperlite stove – Can use any fuel and is extremely lightweight 
  • Vango 2 person non-stick cooking set 
  • MSR Alpine kitchen set 
  • Swiss army knife
  • Leathermen blast multi-tool
  • Heavy duty resealable bags
  • Silica gel bags
  • Selection of LED torches/head-torches
  • Simple camping set of plates, knifes, forks and spoons

Bike

  • Koga Miyata Randonneur – The sames bike that Mark Beaumont used on his World Record cycle of the world
  • Ortlieb Panniers and rack packs – Simply the best, most durable and reliable panniers available
  • Brooks Flyer Special saddles – Painful for the first 500 miles, but we’ve been assured they are the best once they are worn in! 
  • Gear cable x2
  • Brake cables x2
  • Break blocks x 1 pair
  • 9 speed chain links x 4
  • Inner tubes x 4
  • Patches
  • Levers
  • Multi-tool + spoke + chain breaker
  • Jockey wheels (1 set)
  • Oil
  • Head set spanner (cut-down to save space + weight)
  • Zip ties
  • Gas gun & cartridges – inflate your spare tyre instantly.
  • Tyre boots (repair patch for a tyre basically) – although Gorilla tape would probably suffice
  • Tyre (1 to share)
  • Pump 
  • Water bottles

Clothing (per person)

  • 5 t-shirts 
  • 2 shirts
  • 3 cycle tops
  • 5 pants
  • 6 socks
  • 1 jeans
  • 1 waterproof trouser
  • 2 zoodies
  • 1 pair cycling shoes
  • 1 pair espadrilles
  • 1 pair swim shorts
  • 2 pair padded cycling shorts
  • 1 pair casual shorts
  • 1 thermal layer
  • 1 pair leggings
  • 1 OnePiece
  • 1 Hats for the Hill beanie 

Misc

  • Wash kit
  • GPS Tracker – Track 24’s Packmaster Lo-Pro II 
  • Media equipment
  • Sunglasses
  • First aid kit
  • Kindle
  • Playing cards 
  • Ludo
  • Journals
  • Address books
  • Wallets
  • ‘Fake’ wallet
  • Passport 
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