Round the World by Bike: Kit List

Round the World by Bike: Kit List
Round the World by Bike
Here’s my entire kit list, from the obvious down to the very smallest detail. Obviously I will need different things in the Iranian winter and the Australian Outback. This will require posting things back and forth around the world. My bike will be much heavier on the winter phases, although in the hot places I will have to carry massive amounts of water instead.


Basics

  • Bike
  • Karrimor Karousel Universal (front)
  • Karrimor Karousel Iberian (rear)
  • Karrimor bar bag

    Bureaucracy

  • bicycle documents
  • driving licence
  • student card
  • letter from HHC
  • letters of support
  • money belt
  • old passport / Visa cards etc
  • passport
  • photocopies
  • plane ticket
  • references
  • US Dollar travellers cheques

    Clothing

  • balaclava
  • boots
  • boxer shorts
  • cycling shorts
  • down jacket
  • dry bags
  • fleece
  • helmet
  • long sleeve shirt
  • mesh bags
  • mittens
  • mosquito head veil
  • ron-hills
  • shamag
  • shorts
  • silk thermals
  • socks-thick
  • socks-thin
  • sun hat
  • trousers
  • T-shirts
  • waterproof jacket
  • waterproof mittens
  • waterproof trousers
  • zoot suit

    Cooking

  • MSR
  • MSR spares + instructions
  • cigarette lighter
  • iodine
  • mess tins
  • Ortlieb water carrying bag
  • plastic plate
  • pot scourer
  • salt and pepper
  • spare fuel bottle
  • spoon
  • water filter

    Health

  • after-sun
  • Canestan
  • DEET
  • factor 15 sun-cream
  • first aid kit
  • malaria pills
  • razor
  • soap
  • Sterikit. Also states my blood group
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste


  • Miscellaneous

  • address book
  • batteries
  • bell
  • blank tapes to record on
  • bog roll
  • camera
  • camera battery
  • camera films
  • candle
  • compass
  • cycling water bottle
  • Diary and pen
  • dictionary
  • flint
  • fluorescent yellow patches to sew
  • folding chair
  • games
  • inflatable globe
  • maps
  • music tapes
  • pack of playing cards
  • quotations
  • radio
  • reading books
  • safety pins
  • sewing kit
  • small rucsac
  • St. George’s cross
  • sunglasses
  • Swiss Army knife
  • thermometer
  • umbrella
  • walkman/dictaphone
  • world atlas

    Sleeping

  • hammock
  • mosquito net
  • silk liner
  • sleeping bag – summer
  • sleeping bag – winter
  • tent
  • Therm-a-rest

    Spares

  • adjustable spanner
  • bicycle repair book
  • bike computer
  • bike stand
  • brake pads
  • brake/gear cable
  • bungees
  • cone spanners. A 13/14 and a 15/16
  • emergency tyre patch
  • film pot of grease
  • freewheel remover
  • Gaffa
  • Hacksaw blade
  • inner tubes
  • mini-pump
  • pannier clips
  • pedals. left and right
  • pliers
  • pump
  • puncture repair kit
  • rear bike light
  • small bottle of oil
  • spokes
  • sticky out reflector
  • string
  • Topeak ‘Alien’ multi-tool:
  • chain tool, Phillips/flat screwdrivers
  • Allen keys, spanners knife
  • spoke wrenches, tyre levers
  • torch
  • tyre
  • various spare nuts and bolts
  • zip ties

  • Inquiries or feedback, contact: roundtheworldbybike@hotmail.com

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