Cycle To Cape Town In Aid of Hazel Footprints Trust
                  

Gear - Plenty of it...

 

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This is most of my gear laid out before I leave - only missing my food rations and a few spares.

I'm carrying an incredible amount of gear on the bike - I've spent months accumulating it all and putting it together.  The good news is that it fits in my panniers - just.  The bad news is that the bike and I weigh a massive 149kg.  It will be interesting to see which items get disguarded on route and which items get couriered very slowly to Cape Town and are never used.

Medical Kit

·         Aspirin
·         Paracetemol
·         Ibuprofen Cream
·         Flucloxacillin for skin wounds
·         Amoxicillin – general antibiotic
·         Doxyclyclin anti-malarial tablets
·         Suncream
·         Needles
·         Insect repellent
·         Tweezers
·         Hygine swabs
·         Adhesive dressing
·         Medical gloves
·         Assorted bandages & plasters

Toiletries

·         Soap
·         Toothpaste
·         Toothbrush
·         Razor
·         Aftershave
·         Deodorant
·         2 x pots of chamois cream
·         9 months contact lenses
·         Contact lense solution
·         2 x pots of comfort drops
·         Eye wash
·         TP!

Miscellaneous

·         Pens and pencil
·         Diary
·         Playing Cards
·         Books
·         Ipod Nano with sport headphones
·         Binoculars
·         Digital Camera
·         Tripod
·         Solar charger + assorted attachments
·         Mobile telephone
·         Spare Batteries
·         Windup radio + torch
·         String
·         Sewing kit
·         Glasses
·         Matches
·         Dhb Sunglasses with 3 x lenses (clear, medium and dark)
·         Spare passport photos

Tools and spares

·         Leatherman
·         Mini Swiss Army Knife
·         Bike Multitool
·         Spokes
·         Schwelbe Marathon XR Folding tyre
·         Tent repair kit
·         2 x puncture repair kits
·         3 x spare innertubes
·         Spare batteries AA & AAA
·         Assorted Cable ties
·         Assorted nuts and bolts
·         Chain lubricant
·         Pump
·         Brooks Saddle spanner

Clothes

·         3 x Short sleeve cycle jerseys
·         1 x Long sleeve cycle jersey
·         1 x eVent jacket
·         4 x padded cycling shorts
·         1 x baggy overshorts
·         1 x baggy overtrousers
·         1 x cycling thermal tights
·         1 x beanie
·         3 x pairs of coola-therm socks
·         2 x pair of normal socks
·         1 x pair of NorthFace Hedgehog Gortex shoes
·         1 x chinos
·         Belt
·         1 x jumper
·         2 x boxers
·         2 x handkerchiefs
·         2 x chokers / scarves
·         1 x casual shorts
·         1 x T-shirt (Hazel Footprint Trust)
·         1 x non-iron shirt
·         1 x tie
·         1 x panama hat

 
Finances & Documentation

·         Cash £/€
·         Cash Cards – Visa and Maestro
·         New extra large British passport + Photocopies
·         UK Driving Licence as additional photo ID

Maps & Navigation

·         Eurovelo Route Map
·         Michelin 989 - France
·         Michelin 745 – North West Africa
·         Michelin 995 – Central and Southern Africa
·         Scale Rule
·
        
Compass
·         Garmin eTrex with bike attachment – GPS, Compass, Speed, Altitude

Guidebooks

·         Brandt – Africa Overland
·         Lonely Planet - Europe
·         Brandt – Sudan
·         Lonely Planet – Egypt
·         Lonely Planet – Ethiopia and Eritrea

Bike

·         Thorn Nomad - Reynolds steel frame
·         26’ Rhino Rims
·         Front and rear pannier racks
·         Shimano 27 speed gears mechanism
·         3 x bottle holders
·         Mudguards
·         Bell
·          2 x Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres 26 x 1.75
·          2 x 20l Ortleib Rear panniers
·         2 x 16l Altura Front Panniers
·         1 x 8l Altura handlebar bag with day sag attachment and map case
·         Brooks Leather B17 Saddle
·         Cateye Velo 5 bike computer (odometer, speedometer etc)
·         Cateye front and rear LED lights
·         Endura cycle gloves
·         Helmet
·         Kryptonite 185cm chain
·         Kryptonite D-lock + 3 sets of keys

 Sleeping Gear

·         Terra Nova Doulite 1-2 man tent by Wild Country
·         Tent and pole repair kit
·         Highlander Thermalite Compact sleeping mat + repair kit
·         Lifeventure sleeplite 750 sleeping bag with drybag / inflatable pillow
·         Silk sleeping sack
·         Petzyl LED headlamp
·         Tarp for additional groundsheet

Cooking


·         Coleman Feather dual fuel stove
·         0.6l Sigg Aluminium  container + unleaded fuel
·         Zippo lighter plus fuel
·         Set of cutlery
·         2 x cups
·         2 x pots + 1 x frying pan with handle
·         Wire brush
·         Sponge
·         150 water purification tablets
·         2 x 0.75l water bottles with built in water filters
·         Additional water bottles (2 x 2l)
·         2 x spare filters
·         4 x metal skewers
·         Tupperware containers
·         Bag sealers
·         Salt & pepper
·         Herbs and spices
·         Tea and coffee
·         Muesli
·         Homemade Plum Jam
·         Pasta
·         Tubes of Tomato Puree
·         Stock Cubes
·         Marmite
·         Vegetable Oil
·         Biscuits
·         Boiled Sweets