One of the most frequently asked questions on cycling forums, and even new cyclists asking you in person is “What shall I take on a bike ride” Below is a picture of all my gear which I take on every ride.
Bottles – Depending upon length of ride, either one or two. I use orange squash all the time.
Gels – Depending upon length of ride, I use a gel or two. I sometimes take some jelly babies to give myself an energy boost.
Pump – Goes without say really. Top-peak pocket rocket. Able to get up to a rideable pressure.
Spare inner tube – Again, goes with out saying. Any tube the right size will do.
Puncture Repair kit – This is getting to obvious isn’t it? In case of two punctures, I can just repair one and ride on.
Tyre Levers – To get tyres off obviously :P. I have cheap park tools ones.
Multi-tool – A free one which came with my bike. Got allen keys and a cross-head screwdriver. Sutible for tightening bolts which have come loose mid-ride or a quick adjustment to your gears if they mess up.
Credit Card – Should I need anything from a shop, I use this. I usually take some cash with me aswell.
Bus card – My local buses allow cycles on them if the bus is not busy. So if the bike becomes un-rideable, I can just get the bus home.
Phone – Cheap phone, should I fall off dosn’t matter about damaging it. No pin on it in-case of emergency where someone else needs to use my phone to contact my parents.
Keys – To get into my house duh 🙂
One thing I do need to add to my kit is a chain quicklink and a multitool with a chainbreaker. I don’t fancy being stuck in the middle of no-where with a broken chain.
Any items which you want to add, just comment below.
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