Equipment Checklist for Cycle Touring

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This is a sample list of equipment for cycle camping. This list may not suit your own style of cycle touring but gives a starting point and might include something you would have forgotten.

SHELTER

  • tent
  • sleeping bag
  • liner
  • mat
  • groundsheet

COOKING

  • stove
  • pots or cook set
  • plate
  • knife and fork
  • spoon
  • cleaning stuff
  • lighter/matches/flint
  • fuel

FOOD & DRINK

  • water bottles
  • iodine or tablets for sterilising water
  • stock cubs
  • staples: pasta, noodles, rice
  • tea/coffee
  • biscuits
  • chocolate
  • porridge
  • small bottle olive oil
  • small bottle HP sauce
  • seasoning
  • plastic bags for rubbish and other things

BIKE

  • pump
  • spare tubes
  • tyre levers
  • tyre patches
  • 15mm wrench if necessary
  • allen keys
  • screwdriver
  • adjustable wrench or spanners
  • spare spokes
  • ntb if using cassettes
  • spare brake and gear cable
  • spare rack bolts
  • small bottle of oil

HEALTH

  • painkillers
  • imodium or similar
  • plasters
  • blister plasters
  • sunscreen
  • antiseptic wipes
  • antihistamines
  • tick remover
  • any other medicine

HYGIENE

  • antibacterial gel
  • soap or shower gel
  • cloth
  • towel
  • deodorant
  • toothpaste and toothbrush
  • trowel and toilet paper

CLOTHING

  • waterproof jacket
  • spare underwear
  • spare socks
  • spare t-shirt
  • fleece or down jacket
  • sunglasses

GENERAL REPAIRS

  • gaffa tape
  • electrical tape
  • seamsealer or glue
  • patches for ground mat

ENTERTAINMENT

  • book or Ereader
  • mp3 player or phone

COMMUNICATIONS AND LOG

  • camera
  • diary
  • phone
  • emergency phone numbers – e.g. bank, insurance

ELECTRICAL

  • charger
  • spare batteries
  • solar panel
  • lights/head torch
  • plug adaptors

MONEY

  • insurance
  • spare cash
  • card for taking out money

PAPERWORK

  • passport
  • insurance documents
  • plane tickets
  • health card
  • inoculations card
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