What to take with you on a mountain bike ride

A simple list of the recommended essential items. Get these. Sorted. Go ride!

Time to hit the trails?  Check out our list of essential items that you need to take to make your riding more pleasant but also to help you out of a jam should the worst happen.


  • Hydration pack with bladder
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Eyewear
  • Water (or energy drink if you’re feeling keen)
  • Energy bar
  • Emergency energy gel
  • Multitool
  • Two spare inner tubes
  • Puncture repair kit (and the knowledge of how to repair a puncture)
  • Pump
  • Zip ties
  • Powerlink or chainlink
  • Chain tool (and the knowledge of how to split and rejoin a chain)
  • Tyre levers
  • Mobile phone (turn it off if you want to feel ‘free’)
  • Cash

Now you’re sorted. Go and hit the trails!


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