Gear List

Here is our complete touring list which includes our bikes, camping and cooking equipment, clothing, electronics and other bits and pieces. We have tried to list everything that we are bringing, and hope to keep the page updated with links to reviews, our experiences and any other information which may help.

André’s Bike

Van Nicholas - Amazon 58cm Frame
Surly Long Haul Trucker Fork
Rohloff Speedhub 14/700
Chris King front Hub
Rigida Andra 30 Rims
Schwalbe marathon Plus London Edition tires 700x35c
Schwalbe 700x35c tubes
Velo Orange Ahead 100mm Stem
Cane Creek 360˚ headset
Thorn 55mm accessory mount
Zoom ergo compact drop bars
Tektro RL720 interrupter brake levers
Dia Compe 287 V brake levers
G-Shock Gel Brake Hood covers
Brooks Titanium B17 saddle
The InterLock - seatpost
Tubus Tara front rack
Tubus Cosmo rear rack
Shimano PD-A520 Pedals
SKS Chromoplastic mudguards
Sram Stylo crank
Bushnell Eccentric Bottom Bracket
Reelight - RL770 REVIEW
Topeak Road Morph Pump
Garmin Edge 705 - REVIEW
Cateye Adventure wireless cycle computer
Arkel GT-54 Rear Panniers
Arkel Large Handlebar Bag
Ortlieb Front Roller Plus Panniers
Ortlieb Rackpack - Medium (31L)
MEC Backpack - To be used as a day pack when we are off the bikes
Shimano SH51 Cleats
1 Schwalbe Marathon Supreme Folding Tire 700x35c
2 Inner Tube Shop 700x35c tubes
2 pairs of Brake Pads Kool Stop
1 SRAM PC1 Chain
2 DT Swiss Spokes

Claire’s Bike

Surly Long Haul Trucker 46cm frame
Deore XT hubs front and back
DRC MT19 Double Eyeletted 26″ (559) Rims
Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres
Shimano Deore front and rear derailleurs
Shimano Deore crankset
Specialized stem
Ergo compact Specialized handlebars
Tektro RL520 drop bar brake levers
Tektro CR720 cantis cyclocross cantilever brakes
Bar end shifters
Tortec Expedition front rack
Tortec Transalp rear rack
The InterLock - Seatpost
Ladies Brook B17s saddle
SKS Chromoplastic mudguards
Generic MTB SPD pedals
Reelight RL770 - REVIEW
Mirrycle mountain mirror
Cateye Velo 5 cycle computer
TiGr lock
Kool Stop - Brake Pads
Ortlieb Back Roller Classic Panniers
Ortlieb Front Roller Classic Panniers
Ortlieb Rackpack Medium (31L)
Ortlieb Ultimate 5 Plus Large Handlebar Bag
Ortlieb Mapcase for
Shimano SH51 Cleats
1 Schwalbe Marathon XR 1 Folding Tire 26″x1.35″
2 Inner Tube Shop 26"x1.35 tubes
2 pairs of Brake Pads Kool Stop
2 DT Swiss Spokes
Rim Tape for 26" Wheels

André’s Gear

Castelli Espresso Due Jacket
Gore Bike Ware Summer Jersey
Gore Bike Ware Windstopper Jersey
Gore Power 2.0 Thermal Bib Tights
Gore Vista Tights
Castelli Bib Shorts
Compact Bib Shorts
Castelli Leg Warmers
Zero rh+ Arm Warmers
Long Sleeve Campagnolo Jersey
Endura Urban Shorts
Specialized Echelon Helmet
Specialized Body Geometry Cycling Gloves
Gore Universal Windstopper Hat
Castelli Coolmax Ankle Socks
Coolmax Ankle Socks
Castelli Merino Wool Socks
Shimano MT60 gore-tex Shoes
Shimano SH-SD66 SPD Sandals
Walz ‘London to Japan 2014’ cap
MEC Down Jacket
Embers Merino Helmet Hat
Ulvan Merino Wool Buff
Levis 514 Jeans
Leather Belt
Rapha - Merino Wool Base Layer
MEC - Merino Wool Base Layer
Merino Wool Boxer Shorts
3 x Boxer Shorts
Janus - Merino Wool Long Sleeve Shirt
Janus - Merino Wool T-shirt
2 T-Shirts
Flip Flops
Birkenstock Sandals
Teko Merino Wool Socks

Claire’s Gear

Pearl Izumi shorts
DHB bib shorts
Altura padded undershorts
Gore Bike Wear Amazone II Lady Bib Tights
Lonsdale sports bras x 2
RH+ strappy cycle top
Nike sleeveless sports top
Louis Garneau short-sleeved cycle jersey
Castelli short-sleeved cycle jersey
North face long-sleeved base layer
Luna arm warmers
Campagnolo leg warmers
Pearl Izumi short gloves
EDZ merino wool buff
Rapha windstopper jacket
Endura waterproof jacket
Waterproof trousers
Castelli ankle coolmax socks
Karrimor ankle coolmax marathon socks
Sealskinz thin ankle length socks
Embers merino wool beanie hat
Walz ‘London to Japan 2014’ cap
Bontrager SSR cycling shoes
Shimano SPD sandals (SH-SD60B)
Lazer Blade ice blue helmet
DHB long sleeved merino wool top
Trekmates long sleeved merino wool top
Orca short sleeved merino wool top
T-shirts x 2
Strap tops x 2
Grey cardigan
North Face fleece
Roots Canada hoodie
H&M black dress
Khaki skirt
North circle expedition merino wool long johns
Unbranded long johns
Levis jeans
H&M shorts x2
North Face down jacket
Rapha windstopper jacket
Timberland winter quilted trapper hat
Tommy Hilfiger bikini
H&M black bikini
On-one merino wool socks x 2
Thick wool socks
Knickers x 5
Bras x 3
Scarf x 1
Havaiana flip flops
Dunlop canvas shoes
Biodegradable shampoo/conditioner
Biodegradable soap
Crystal deodrant
Face moisturiser/cleanser
Body moisturiser
Lip balm
Nail Clippers
Insect repellant
Hand sanitiser
Baby wipes for face and body
Clinique waterproof mascara
Eye shadow
Femmecup (menstrual cup)
Sanitary products
Travel towel
  • Bike journal
  • Washing line
  • Sewing kit
  • Head torch
  • Mini combination lock
  • Book
  • Fold-up bag


Big Agnes UL3 Tent - REVIEW
Homemade Tyvek groundsheet
DAC tent pegs
RAB Neutrino 600 sleeping bag (1 x regular and 1x extra long)
Therm-a-rest Prolite
Sea to Summit silk sleeping bag liner
Lifeventure silk sleeping bag liner
MEC Base Camp Inflatable Pillow
Sea to Summit e-vent compression dry sacks (small and medium)
Kathmandu compression sack (2 x extra small)
Homemade Tyvek tarp
Therm-a-rest Trekker Chair
MSR Whisperlite international
GSI Bugaboo Backpacker Camping Pot & Pan set
MSR kettle
Titanium plate
Titanium mug
Snap-on folding knife
Sea to Summit Titanium Cutlery
MSR Folding foon
Mini spatula
Cutting board
Utensil roll bag
Water bladder
MSR Alpine Dish Brush


Garmin Edge 705 - REVIEW
1 TB Hard Drive - For Storing Photos
Homemade multi plug adapters
Asus Eee PC Netbook
Nikon D600
Nikon Coolpix D9700
iPhone 4 (x2)
Cables - Lots of cables...
Spot GPS Gen 3 Tracker
Macbook Air 2008
Crumpler GIMP for Macbook Air
Ericsson t39m - 'Nice phone bro.'


First Aid Kit

  • Polysporin
  • paracetamol
  • ibuprofen
  • imodium
  • constipation relief
  • plasters and blister plasters
  • bandages (tubular ones and compression ones)
  • antiseptic cream
  • antihistamines
  • sore muscle rub?
  • saddle sore cream
  • rehydration sachets
  • insect bite relief
  • Eye drops
  • emergency blanket
  • rubbing alcohol
  • super glue (to close wounds)
  • Tea-tree oil (1 part, 2 parts water is a good tick deterrent)

Care package

  • Reed long merino wool socks
  • 1 Pair MEC short fingered cycling gloves
  • 1 Pair of GORE short fingered cycling gloves
  • Haribo sweets
  • Ear buds/Q-tips
  • Normal bra and sports bra
  • Bontrager short sleeve cycling jersey
  • Short fingered Specialized cycling gloves
  • Porridge sachets
  • Biscuits
  • Mascara
  • 2 pairs of Brake Pads
  • Schwalbe Marathon supreme folding tyre
  • 4 Schwalbe inner tubes (2 x 700x35c and 2 x 26″x1.35″)
  • New underwear
  • New merino wool socks
  • New t-shirt
  • Toothpaste
  • Tea bags
  • Memory stick with new films and tv programmes