What to pack


For journeys not within walking distance of home, it may be worth carrying these items:

  • bike lock and key
  • lights and spare batteries
  • water bottle
  • multi-tool*
  • waterproofs*
  • puncture kit*, including:
    • 15mm spanner (unless wheels are quick release)
    • tyre levers
    • spare inner tube
    • pump
    • innertube patching kit


*These items may not be used 99 journeys out of a 100, but that one time you need them, you’ll be glad you brought them.


Related articles