5th July 2017

The Perfect Kit for Cycling Mini-Adventures

cycling road trip equipment

It’s the perfect season to get out and about on a little cycling adventure, but there’s no need to overdo it. Most of us want to be back in one piece for Monday morning.

Our hand-picked selection of kit below will not only get you out on your mini adventure, it will also get you back to work in time for weekend bragging rights. Take that, Alan in Marketing!

Locks: Hiplok Z-Lok Armoured Cable Tie £14.99

Hiplok Z-Lok Zip Tie Bicycle LockIdeal for when you don’t want to weigh your bike down with a big chunky lock, and you want to be able to leave your bike unattended while you pop into the shops.

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Hydration: Camelbak Podium Big Chill Bottle £15.29

Camelbak Big Chill Podium BottleThis insulated 750ml bottle will keep you hydrated for longer days out in the saddle, and keep your drink nice and cool for twice as long as a conventional bottle. Plus, unlike most insulated bottles, you can squeeze this one when taking a big gulp.

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Tools: Giant Tool Shed 20 £29.99

Giant Tool Shed 20 multi tool

This cyclists’ foldaway multi tool stands out for organising 20 tools in a slim format, which you can carry in its slip-on case in your back pocket. There’s even a bottle opener for your post-ride beer. Don’t forget a spare chain link in case your chain breaks mid-ride.

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Pumps: Giant Control Mini Combo Pump £19.99

Giant Control Mini Combo PumpCombining Track Pump (standing) performance with Hand Pump stowability, this pump is sure to get you out of trouble when you get a puncture. Featuring Presta and Schrader screw-on head and a bottle cage fitting, all weighing 230g at a length of 30cm.

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Bags: Ortlieb Bikepacking Frame Pack £95

Ortlieb Frame BagWaterproof, fits inside your bike frame’s front triangle, and offers 4 or 6 litres of storage. A great alternative to the bulk of panniers and the shoulder burden of a rucsac.

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Maps: Sustrans Cycling Route Maps £5.99

sustrans cycling route guide mapsChoose from 21 pocket sized guides to the National Cycle Network, sure to get you safely from A to B to C and back again.

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