I am often asked what do I carry on a cycle camping tour.

My full equipment is:



Either: Bob Jackson World Tour  or Dawes Super Galaxy

With Tubus racks (Logo rear. Duo front.)

Ortlieb Panniers (Bike Packer Plus rear. Sports Packer Plus front.)  

2 Bottle cages

1 Monkey cage (for carrying flask or odd shaped bottles)


Camping List

Tents: Either Hilleberg Nammatj 2GT or Colman Caucassus 3

Sleeping mat: Exped Synmat 7 UL More comfortable and warmer in cold weather than a Thermarest.

Sleeping Bag: Rolling Clouds Down

Inner Bag: (Silk)

Pillow: Exped Airpillow  packs down small and is shaped for comfort.

Cooking List


    MSR Windpro 2

    MSR Pocket Rocket

    Fire Maple Titanium (Not all stoves are carried, but I alternate and take the Windpro on longer tours)

Edelrid Camping Gaz to Coleman Adaptor

Plumbers mat


Tefal Aluminium Saucepan Set

Opinel knife


Water Carrier 2L




Washing up liquid (small bottle)

Cleaning Cloths (30 for a 1 type)

Emergency food


Other items

Helinox Chair One has now replaced lightweight stool (see Stool Review)

Foam Sit Mat

Mini Umbrella


Notebook, pen and pencil (pencil for when pen stops working)

Roberts Sports 994 Radio (don't now take a radio abroard)

Petzl Tikka Plus Headtorch

Wiping Cloths (high water absorption)

First Aid Kit


Personal items list


How Panniers are packed


Tool Kits



Stormcure glue

Downmat patches

Tent material



Crank Brother Multi-tool 17


Leatherman CS

Puncture kit

Cable ties

Hand cleaner

Thin rubber gloves



Bike Spares

Cables (Gear and Brake)

2 Inner tubes


Chain lube

2 Chain powerlinks


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