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Touring Equipment
Touring Equipment

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Cycle Touring Tips

The key to successful cycling touring is the careful and considered selection of touring equipment for your trip. When you are pedalling with limited storage space, the main equipment selection criteria are reliability, weight and bulk. VeloLoco knows a good deal about the essential equipment for an extended tour and offers high quality touring bike and tent hire. The complete list of both rentable and recommended items for your tour can be seen in the tables below:
RENTABLE EQUIPMENT:
  • TOURING BIKE
  • HELMET
  • 50ltr REAR PANNIERS (ALTURA)
  • MEDIUM BARBAG (ORTLIEB)
  • STORMPROOF TENT (MACPAC)
  • LUGGAGE TRAILER (BOB YAK / BURLEY)
  • MOUNTAIN STOVE (MSR)
  • SPARE TUBES
  • TYRE LEVERS
  • MULTI-TOOL
  • REPAIR KIT
  • REAR LIGHT
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT:
  • Sleeping Bag & thermorest
  • Mobile Telephone (quad-band)
  • First Aid Kit & medications
  • Eye Protection & Suncream
  • Maps
  • Cup, penknife & spoon
  • Torch
  • Matches / Lighter
  • Toiletries & Washing liquid e.g. mountain suds
RECOMMENDED CLOTHING:
  • Shoes e.g. SPD sandals
  • Cotton socks & underwear
  • Comfortable shorts & trousers
  • T-shirts or jerseys
  • Warm clothing layer e.g. fleece
  • Packable lightweight waterproof



Before Departure

If bringing your own bike on a tour, be sure to service it paying particular attention to the moving parts such as the drivetrain and headset. Look out for chain and cassette wear. If you intend to tour a mountainous area, be sure your gear selection is low enough to enable you to climb steep hills fully laden in relative comfort.

PRE-DEPARTURE CHECKLIST:
  • Passport
  • Money and VISA/MASTERCARD backup
  • Travel Documents & Insurance
  • Bike Specific Spares
  • Bin-liners e.g. to keep clothing dry
  • Climate specific clothing e.g. swimwear or thermals

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