Cycling Trip – Packing list

** This page is fluid until we leave 🙂  If you think we’re missing anything let us know!  We need to make a list, so why not here!**

We’ve given our packing a lot of thought, and as we’re going for a longish time, we are compromising some extra weight for extra comfort as we do want to have some comfort on the beaches!  Also, our route is reasonably flat so the excess weight shouldn’t be a big issue….


Tent / Household bits

  • Vango Halo 200 tent
  • Outwell Campion double sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • 2x sleeping matts
  • 2x lightweight chairs (beach/outside and fit in tent)
  • 2x camping pillows (stuff type)
  • Camping washing line & pegs
  • Washing tablets
  • 2x camping towels
  • 1x tea-clothes
  • 1x beach towel
  • First aid kit
  • Drugs (aka pain killers etc)
  • Womanly bits
  • (2 x large waterproof bags for tent/matts & sleeping bag)
  • Washing bag and toiletries (battery electric toothbrush)
  • toilet paper (It is France…)
  • Hair clippers (with USB power adapter)

Cooking bits

Bike spares & equipment

  • Puncture repair kit with multiple rubber solution & patches
  • 3x Tyre levers
  • 2x Spare inner tubes
  • Mini pump
  • Mini tool set
  • Chain link removal tool
  • 2x Spare chain links
  • Spare brake pads
  • Cable ties
  • Spare derailleur hanging bracket
  • work gloves
  • Mini WD40
  • Chain/bike oil
  • Kryptonite Lock & 2 lock cables

Technical stuff

  • 11,000 mAh solar USB charger
  • 50,000 mAh rechargeable battery pack (allegedly)
  • 28 LED light (USB powered)
  • 3 LED light (USB powered)
  • 2x 5m USB cables
  • 1x 240v 2A USB mains charger
  • UK/Euro adapter
  • UK13A / 16A camping adapter
  • Google Nexus 7
  • Bluetooth keyboard/case for Nexys 7
  • Mini USB mouse and USB2Go cable
  • USB to MiniUSB cable
  • Google Nexus 4 phone
  • Moto G phone
  • 32Gb memory key with movies


  • 7x sets undies (incl cycling socks)
  • 3x cycling shorts (1 usable as causal)
  • 1 long sleeve cycling top
  • 1 casual long sleeve top
  • 1 fleece
  • 1 wet weather coat (!)
  • 3 cycling t shirts (1 usable as casual)
  • 1 casual t shirt
  • Sandals
  • swimming costume
  • 1 pair jeans
  • 1 pair 3-way zip technical trousers


  • Herbal tea bags
  • Nescafe 2-in-1 (no milk needed)
  • Nescafe double choca mocha
  • Options hot chocolate
  • 2x double concentrate squash
  • Chocolate breakfast bars
  • Spray 1-cal oil
  • Some pasta & packet rice
  • Pesto
  • Flapjacks

Other bits

  • Train tickets
  • Bus tickets
  • EHIC cards
  • Passport
Stuff we are taking

Here is a list of stuff we're taking with us.... Each item seems to best, or best value for money. Lots of new toys which hopefully will have use after the event!

Listed here for interest, and of course we get nominal commission from Amazon should you buy anything from an ad you click here which buys us a beer from time to time. Thanks 🙂

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