Want to know what to bring with you on your trip aboard with your bike? we have compiled a list of all the travel essentials that we believe are vital for you to have a great trip abroad with your bike. We have also made a list of dos and don’ts.
-DO make sure that you have everything you need at least four days before your trip is due to start.
-DO ensure your bike is in perfect working order before packing it in the bike box. The last thing you want is a mechanical going up Alp d’huez.
-DO bring a map or a form of GPS for the area you are riding around incase you get lost.
-DO make sure you bring two large water bottles on every ride with you to make sure you stay hydrated.
-DON’T (if you can help it) bring tubular tyres with you on a training camp in a foreign country, as they are generally a nightmare to try and get replaced/repaired if you end up getting a puncture. Of course you cannot help it if you are travelling to a race so just make sure that you are very careful in the build up to the event.
-DON’T take the puncture repair gas canisters in your bike box or luggage as they are not allowed on the airplane.
Travel essentials for cycling holiday for a week include:
Please note not all of these may be applicable for your trip but have a flick through and you may see something that you have forgotten or missed out on your holiday list.
- Bike box alan
- spare inner tubes x 2
- tyre lever
- travel pump
- bike shoes
- chamois cream
- phone charger with countries adaptor
- chain lube
- travel wash
- sun cream
- electrolyte tablets
- cycling socks x3/4
- bib shorts x2 /3
- jersey x2/3
- arm warmers
- leg warmers
- lightweight rain mac
- important tools ( pedal spanner, Alan keys set)
- spare brake pads
- 2x water bottle cages
- 2x water bottles