Spares to carry on your bike
A small saddle bag
2 bottle cages & 2 water bottles
Pump to fit tube
Puncture repair kit & tyre levers
Bike multi tool
Cycling Clothes & Important Bits
Cycling /Sun glasses (stops flies in the eyes)
Padded cycling shorts
Mid layer – or bib tights
Waterproof (light to carry)
Money for meals & bank card
Snacks (we will provide water, fruit & nuts plus daily picnic lunches)
Overnight bag contents
Wash kit & Shower gel
Comfy change of clothes & shoes & dry socks
Bike Maintenance – get a professional service now – to check
Brakes – Make sure blocks are not rubbing on the tyre when you apply your brakes, also check that the blocks hit the rim squarely and do not slide under the rim. Check that the blocks are not worn and that they connect with the rim cleanly.
Gears – ensure they change up and down freely.
Cables – Check that neither the gear or brake cables are frayed. If they are replace them.
Tyres – inflated correctly to manufacturers spec and check the amount of tread left, if in doubt replace them.
Lubrication – Apply lubrication to front and rear mechs, brake holder pivots, all entry and exit points on cable outers, chain, brake lever pivot points and reapply lubrication at the end of each day.