Kit List

*This is a work in progress and will alter and become more comprehensive as I figure it out. Hopefully. 

What we’re riding:
This is Jeeves – he’s a Claud Butler Dalesman I bargained off eBay and he’s perfect.

This is Bill – he’s a Burley Tail Wagon that I also bargained off eBay and he’s Scout’s travelling caravan.

I’ve made him a fancy green coat (and matching flag) to keep out the downpours and have rigged a neon orange travel towel with magnets as a sunshade/aircon system. Scout is really well adjusted and sits happily behind the bike since our training week.

What we’re packing:


  •  a light synthetic sleeping bag (kindly lent by my buddy Juwad – THANK YOU)
  • Decathlon air mat
  • Trangia stove (with homemade stand and holder)
  • Two cooking pots
  • Collapsible bowl, plate and cutlery
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Muddy Fox cycling shoes
  • Crocs…..(see blog post for details of my shame)
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Proviz 360 reflective, waterproof coat
  • MSR 6L dromedary bag
  • Hilleburg Akto 1 Woman (and dog) tent from the Ray Mears shop (Paid in part with adventure vouchers from my wonderful CTM cast members who know me far too well).
  • LUSH solid shampoo bar and soap
  • Cycle shorts x 2
  • Cycle shirts x 2
  • Cycle gloves
  • Helmet (cos #loveyourbrain)
  • Civvies: dress, leggings, floaty trousers
  • Long sleeve baselayer top and bottoms for sleepy snuggly times
  • Travel Towel
  • Passport and driving licence
  • First Aid Kit
  • Toiletries


  • Flash Howling Dog Second Skin Harness in Small because she’s a skinny street dog and I need to feed her up a bit more.
  • 4 x cordura booties from Snow Paw Store just incase the tarmac’s too hot for her little paws…
  • Paw Wax
  • Boat loads of Orijen Freeze Dried food – Thank you Orijen!
  • Collapsible bowl for her food.
  • Baby sleeping bag (Vango synthetic – a Willow hand-me-down)
  • Half size self inflating sleeping mat (Décathlon – also Willow’s)
  • Bikejoring bungee lead line thing
  • Many, many chew toys (four)
  • Small travel towel x 3 (wet dog smell in a tent is not cool)
  • Treats
  • Passport

Bike stuff:

Big thanks to Richard Thompson for lending his time and expertise

  • Swiss Stop Brake pads
  • Brake cables
  • Gear Cables
  • Cable Tubing
  • Chainbreaker
  • Powerlink
  • Inner Tubes
  • Puncture repair kit (Skabs)
  • Allen Keys (4 sizes)
  • Lezyne Micro Floor Drive Pump
  • Screwdriver
  • Ortlieb Front Roller Classic Panniers
  • Ortlieb Back Roller Classic Panniers
  • Topeak Compact Tourguide Handlebar bag
  • GoPro handlebar mount
  • Bike stand made from a walking pole (in matching green) and some milliput and some brake bands made from shock cord


  • GoPro Hero 3 + batteries
  • GoPro Hero 5 + batteries (kindly lent by Kirsty and Sam – THANK YOU)
  • Garmin Edge 820 (kindly lent by Thighs of Steel – the wonderous people who got me into this mess and made me think I could vaguely achieve this)
  • Tablet
  • Smartphone
  • Kindle
  • Charging cables
  • Tripod/selfie stick
  • As many micro SD cards as I can beg, borrow or steal
  • 2 Powerbanks

A girl and a street dog cycling 2500 km home

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