What to take on a road bike ride

Don’t just get the bike out of the shed and pedal off into the distance. Take a few essential bits with you and ride with confidence.


  • Seat pack
  • Phone (turn it off of you want to feel ‘free’)
  • Cash
  • Multi tool
  • Spare inner tube
  • Puncture repair kit (and the knowledge of how to repair a puncture)
  • Tyre levers
  • Pump (or a couple of CO2 cannisters – learn how to use them though or you’ll be stuffed)
  • Energy bar
  • Emergency energy gel
  • Water (or energy drink if you’re feeling keen)
  • GPS computer (they don’t cost loads of money any more)

That’s about it. You can go for yer ride now!

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