As used on my West Coast cycling week. Nowhere on this route is too remote so the repair/emergencies kit is limited. If you're off to circumnavigate the globe you'd want to carry a bit more. This whole set up (including water and 24hrs of food) weighed in at around 15kg. The bike felt awkward and unwieldy to push but once I was on it I actually hardly noticed the difference.
Cycle Set Up Bicycle (!) Mine is an old Claud Buttler hybrid that I got from someone's shed for £30 and have probably since spent about £200 restoring/improving. Point is, you don't need a dedicated brand new touring bike. Rear pannier rack Pannier bags x2 (got these and the above 2nd hand on ebay) 20-30L rucksack (strapped ontop of panniers as extra space/day bag if you want a day off from cycling) Waterproof stuff sacks (always worth taking) Bottle cage and a bottle that fits in it Front and back lights (essential in poor visibility/mist, not just for after dark) Bike Tools/Extras (share if possible) Lock Spare inner tube Puncture repair kit Allen keys and screwdrivers (enough to turn every bolt/screw on your bike) Lightweight pump Chain lube (this is luckily the only item of the above that we actually used) Clothes Socks x3 pairs Pants x3 pairs Sports bra x1 2x t-shirts (one wicking one for day use, one for night time) Cycling shorts Merino leggings (primarily for sleeping but I also wore these under waterproof trousers on the wet/cold days which worked really well) Fleece Swimming top/bottoms Outer Layers Synthetic insulated jacket Waterproof Jacket Lightweight windproof cycling jacket Waterproof trousers (also for keeping off midges as there are no trousers in the list above!) Stripey Hat Buff Gloves Midge Net Trainers Note, even in late July I used all of these layers and would have been realy miserable without them Camping/Sleeping Tent Inflatable camping mat Sleeping bag + liner Eating Additional water bottle (minimum 1L to pack in panniers) Water filter (We mostly filled up at public toilets but this was a useful backup) Penknife Stove + fuel + lighter (I use a strike flint which is great as it's fairly unbreakable and works in the wet) Pan Bowl, mug and spoon Food (you don't need to take it all with you but make sure there's space for at least 48 hours of food) Navigation Compass Maps +/- guidebook Map case Extras Camera First aid kit Sun cream Travel towel Toiletries Head torch Phone Battery pack (highly recommended for wild camping, we planned to charge things on ferries but there were very rarely any plugs) Plug and cables for all your electronics Money (always worth having cash to hand) Face mask
Written September 2021