• The Kit

    For those cycling and touring geeks amongst you... 

    (Sponsored equipment)

    A bike to take you anywhere. Traversing rough terrain, keeping pace on tarmac, or touring through hills and gravel, this bike can do it all.

    I will be riding a custom built Adventure Disc from Temple Cycles.Temple Cycles is a small, independent bicycle company, run by a team of dedicated and passionate cyclists. Their mission is to produce fantastic bikes, create jobs in the bicycle industry and work with local enterprises. A big thank you to Tom, James and the rest of the team at Temple for their expertise and advice, and for sorting out this custom bike for my ride.

    Visit their website here: www.templecycles.co.uk

    Our most livable tent for solo backpackers and campers, the MSR Elixir 1 tent combines a fast and easy setup with generous accommodations. The versatile tent features a large vestibule for storing gear and one easy-entry door. The tent body balances breathable mesh with solid canopy fabric to deliver ventilation, warmth and privacy. Inside, a built-in gear loft keeps smaller items organized and within reach, while the glow-in-the-dark zipper pull is easy to find at night. Whether you’re frontcountry camping or trekking deeper into the wilderness, the Elixir 1 tent was built for livability at the highest level.

    Visit their website here:

    www.msrgear.com

    MSR® Dragonfly

    he Dragonfly stove takes precision-simmering performance and puts it in a chassis that’s built to handle a variety of fuels and the frequent use dished-out by global vagabonds. Tough and stable, it also excels in institutional and guide service settings, easily handling pots up to 10” in diameter. Its dual-valve design delivers the flame control you need for simmering sauces, and goes from zero to searing at the twist of a knob for melting snow and brewing-up fast.

    Visit their website here:

    www.msrgear.com

    MSR® Trailshot Pocket-Sized Water Filter

    Clean water all day—without the weight. That’s the advantage the TrailShot Microfilter provides. Designed to hide in stash pockets and deploy quickly, this tiny water filter lets you drink directly from sources along the trail for instant hydration, and fill your vessels with clean water. Easy one-handed operation filters one litre in a mere 60 seconds, so you can get back on the trail quickly and moving again. At just 142 g (5 oz.), the TrailShot water filter is the ultimate filter for fast-paced, high-mileage adventurers, like trail runners, hikers, fast-packers and mountain bikers.

    Visit their website here:

    www.msrgear.com

    MSR® Trail Lite Solo Cook Set

    Designed for solo backpackers who want to keep the menu options open, the Trail Lite Solo Cook Set delivers the packing convenience of an all-in-one set. Perfect for pasta, soup and other one-pot meals, this light and compact set will keep you well-fed at camp, and moving quickly on the trail.

    Visit their website here:

    www.msrgear.com

    SnugBug Crochet Cap

    Crocheted construction in New Zealand wool gives a tough no nonsense feel

    Lined with brushed polyester fleece only around the head band allowing extra ventilation

    Modern and minimalist close fit

    Visit their website here:

    www.snug-bug.co.uk

    Tilley TTCH1 TEC-COOL HAT

    What is c_change® technology from Schoeller®? Think pinecones; they open when the outside temperature rises, and close again when the temperature drops. So does the c_change® membrane of our Tec-Cool Hat, ensuring constant comfort.

    Visit their website here:

    www.tilley.com

    Lifesystems Solo Traveller First Aid Kit

    The Solo Traveller first aid kit has been designed with the adventurous, independent traveller in mind and is ideal for extended trips to remote locations by one person. This kit combines all the basics for treating minor and some more serious injuries with a full set of sterile medical equipment, including needles and syringes.

    Visit their website here:

    www.lifesystems.co.uk

    Lifesystems Micronet Single

    The MicroNet is one of the most versatile mosquito nets available. Using the unique integrated ‘QuickHang System’ the MicroNet can be positioned and hung in a matter of seconds. The spreader bar ensures that the netting hangs away from the body, improving protection and ensuring good air flow. The nylon skirt protects the mesh when folding the net under a mattress.

    Visit their website here:

    www.lifesystems.co.uk

    Lifesystems Chlorine Dioxide Water Purification Tablets

    Chlorine dioxide kills bacteria, viruses and cysts in water including Giardia and Cryptosporidium. These water purifying tablets are the safest and most effective form of chemical water disinfection and unlike chlorine, have no noticeable aftertaste.

    Visit their website here:

    www.lifesystems.co.uk

    Lifesystems Expedition 50+ DEET Insect Repellent

    Our Insect Repellent - Expedition 50+ range contains a dual action formula which combines pyrethrin with DEET to provide a high level of protection against biting insects in all environments. The pyrethrin acts as a bite inhibitor, discouraging actual biting insects including mosquitoes. Each application of Expedition 50+ will last for up to 10 hours.

    Visit their website here:

    www.lifesystems.co.uk

    (all equipment)

    Clothing

    • 2x Cycling shorts
    • 3x sports t-shirts
    • 1x Pair of trousers/shorts
    • 4x pairs of socks
    • 4x pairs of pants
    • 1x swimming shorts
    • 1x Africa the Ride cycling jersey
    • 2x cycling gloves
    • 1x down fleece jacket
    • 2x balaclava/buff
    • 4x hats

    Other

    • Medication (pain relief/anti-malarial)
    • Toiletries
    • Suncream
    • Insect repellent
    • Camera
    • Phone
    • SIS electrolyte tablets
    • 400x water purification pills
    • First aid kit (including sterile kit)
    • notebook, pens and pencils
    • Maps
    • Garmin 510
    • Spot Gen3 GPS tracker
    • Portable Speaker
    • earphones
    • playing cards

    Camping/cooking

    • 1x tent
    • 1x sleeping bag
    • 1x inflatable sleeping mat
    • 1x mosquito net
    • 1x multi-fuel stove
    • 1x pot
    • 2x mug
    • 2x bowl
    • 1x set of cutlery
    • 1x cooking spoon
    • 1x Opinel foldable knife
    • 1x water filter
    • 1x fuel canister
    • 1x travel towels
    • 2x 1lt water bottles
    • 1x 10 litre foldable water tank

    Bike

    • 1x Temple Adventure Disc
    • 3x schwalbe marathon mondial tyres
    • 4x inner tubes
    • 16x self sealing inner tube patches
    • 1x bike pump
    • 1x multi tool
    • 1x multi spanner
    • 1x spare brake pad
    • 1x spare chain power break
    • 1x All weather chain lube
    • 1x brooks saddle cream
    • 2x rear ortlieb panniers
    • 1x ortlieb handlebar bag
    • 1x lotus saddlebag
    • 1x bike and wheel lock
    • 1x bell helmet
    • 1x rear bike rack
    • 1x front bike rack
    • 1x Cat eye volt800 front light
    • 1x cat eye rear red light
    • 1x pair of BBB sunglasses
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