We have now made our final final selection, we started with everything we could possibly want and once the true horror of how much it weighs and the pannier size required bordering on enormous we reconsidered. We still think it is generous, see what you think the list is below. This will be everything we need for 12 months including some colder days and nights in December.

Martin’s Stuff

  • Down jacket, I have had this year’s and it has travelled everywhere, light packs very small it is very warm and has a dryshell outer fabric. Made in the UK by PHD well worth the money highly recommended. PHD Designs
  • Paramo Quito jacket again had it years (not a current design) been everywhere with it and it has never let me down again I would not hesitate to recommend this. Paramo
  • Sunhat vital to stop great swathes of my skin parting company from my face in the highly anticipated sunshine! Tilly LTM6 Airflo Tilly Hat
  • Teva Kimtah mid eVent boot, this is my main cycle shoe and general purpose footwork, it is new to me so I will see how they go. Teva Boot
  • Endura Hummvee 3/4 lite short (2 pairs), I do not use the supplied liner as it is very uncomfortable excellent for not looking the sad middle aged man in lycra. Endura Hummvee UPDATE one pair sent back home
  • Castelli No Rain Legwarmer for when the going gets chilly.
  • Merino Long sleeve top Ulvang Merino, the observant among you will notice I like merino wool
  • Cycling gilet lightweight Gore wear, again quite old and not made anymore.
  • Full finger lightweight glove Bontrager Solstice Glove
  • Waterproof glove Dexshell Touchfit Glove
  • Merino T Shirt
  • Merino Boxer Short (2 off)
  • Casual Trouser Columbia Passo Alto
  • Gortex overtrouser Gore bike wear Element Active Pant.
  • My old trusty speedo trunks
  • Socks (3 off) merino lightweight Smartwool PHD
  • Vulpine waterproof cycling cap
  • Rab polartech fleece skullcap
  • Cycle bib shorts (2 off) Sport Pursuit own brand Rivelo (cheap ones)
  • Wash towel
  • Dry sac one 20L and one 35L Alpkit Airloc

Janet’s Stuff

  • Sun hat
  • Cycle bib shorts (2 off) Sportful
  • Socks (5 off)
  • Long sleeve tops (2 off)
  • Underwear (2 sets)
  • Long sleeve shirts (2 off)
  • Shorts
  • Endura Hummvee lightweight 3/4 short
  • Leggings