Essential Kit For New Bicycle Tourers

Emily Woodhouse Big Adventures, Gear, Practical Advice

So you want to go cycle touring? I don’t blame you. Cycling is a great way to explore a country (or several) and makes a great way to holiday without feeling stuck in one place. But how to do you get started? First up in my cycle touring series for Outdoor Revival is this article┬ácovering the basics of what you need to think about bringing and why.

It covers:

  • What kind of bicycle you need
  • What kind of clothes you should bring
  • Which spares you should bring for your bike
  • How to choose navigation tools
  • Sleeping Equipment
  • Food and water carrying
  • How to choose the bags to carry it all in!

For a more in-depth list, check out my Ultimate Cycle Touring Gear List of what Joe and I actually took for 50 days on a tandem bicycle.