Cycling Kit List
Cycling Brecon Beacons (103 miles)
Come to think of it. You dont really need much to travel on a bike. As long as you have a tent, sleeping bag and a sleeping mat you’re pretty much good to go. Food and water can be easily picked up along the way.
I think this kit list rundown just goes to show you don’t need all the bells and whistles that goes with cycling. You dont need a super expensive bike, clothing or gps system. I simply used a commuting bike, basic cycling clothing and my nose for sense of direction.
Primary Weapon — Giant Escape III
- Rear pannier bag (50 litre – probably worth mentioning worth spreading the weight across the entire bike as opposed to just the rear).
- Rear bike rack
- Tent (Wild Country Zephyros 2).
- Sleeping bag (season 3)
- Sleeping mat (vango)
- Neck scarf (for on the evenings & cold windy days).
- Bib-tight (recommended for the colder seasons).
- Layering system. (Think hard about layers and clothing materials).
- Cleat shoes
- Baselayer: Consider a layer close to the skin. Ideally not too tight.
- Midlayer: Slightly thicker than your baselayer ideally long sleeve. Again not too tight against skin.
- Outer layer: the layer that will protect you from the wind and rain and ultimately keep you warm
Checkout GoOutdoors layering system for more information on layers
- 1 litre bottle x2
- Cereal bars
- Book (turns out carrying books are quite heavy and unnecessary)
- Bungee cords
- Sunglasses.. not because it was sunny but because I almost lost an eye or two bombing down the odd hill or two.
These are the bare essentials I took whilst my two day trip across the Brecon Beacons. If you have the space I would recommend a small cooking stove. Again all depends on the trip, distance and location.