This kit list is intended as a simple aid memoire to assist you when you’re packing for your holiday. When packing, please be mindful of the baggage allowance that is applicable with your chosen airline. However, we believe that it is always better to have gear in your kitbag and not need it than the other way round – this applies especially to wet / cold weather gear.
Please note that your bike should be both serviced and cleaned prior to packing. We recommend using a soft bike bag or a cardboard bike box for transporting your bike. If packed correctly both these options offer good protection for your bike and are easily packable in our baggage van.
Helmet – mandatory when riding
Cycling Shoes – Road or SPD
Wicking base layer (x 2)
Quality Cycling Shorts (x 2 or 3)
Some people prefer riding with a small Camelbak type pack whilst others prefer the more traditional roadie style of water bottles & some spares in a small saddle pack. Choose whatever works best for you and allows you to carry the following items comfortably, if necessary:
Water Bottles (750ml x 2) / Hydration Bladder (2L)
Inner tubes (x 2)
Puncture Repair Kit & Tyre Boot
Spare Gear Hanger
Small Bike Padlock (e.g. Abus Combiflex)
Off Bike Wear
Hat / Cap
Long Fingered Gloves
Training / Casual Shoes
T Shirts (x3)
Jeans / Casual Trousers
Main Bag Contents
Compression bags are useful to separate clean and dirty clothes. Your main bag will be used to carry whatever kit you’re not using plus:
Toilet Bag & Personal Toiletries
*Equipment Spares & Tools – A lot of cycling equipment now requires spare parts and tools that are specific to a model, year or type. We strongly recommend that you bring the following specific spares and tools with you that are compatible with your equipment as well as the more generic spares listed:
- Spare Cycling Shoe Cleats & Fixing Bolts
- Spare Gear Hanger
- Spare Spokes, Spoke Nipples & Compatible Spoke Key
- Chain Powerlink
- Inner Tubes (x4)
- Spare Rear Gear Cable Inner (x 1)
- Spare Rear Brake Cable Inner(x 1)
- Any non standard bike specific tools
We carry spare wheels (Shimano and Campagnolo 10 speed compatible) and commonly used generic spare parts (700c HP tyres, inner tubes, rim tapes, handlebar tape & 10 speed chains) are carried on the baggage vehicle. All spares are available on a for sale basis.
In addition we carry a comprehensive toolkit on the baggage vehicle and have not yet been stumped when it comes to en-route repairs. If we need outside mechanical assistance we will do our upmost to source a bike shop that can assist.