Kit List

We have bought lot of new kit for this adventure. This goes against our general ethos of ‘make do and mend’ but the road ahead will be tough, long and at times lonely, so it is better to be properly equipped and prepared.

Of course you don’t need all this high-end kit to have a cycling adventure. Check out the very informative Tom’s Bike Trip website for more advice on how to tour on the cheap and for inspirational tales of people like Megan Jamer, who made panniers from 2 old jerry cans in Kyrgyzstan.

MSR Mutha Hubba NX Tent, Ground Sheet & Spare Pegs
Millet Base Camp Sleeping Bag
North Face Blue Kazoo Sleeping Bag
2 x Thermarest Prolite Plus Mattresses & Repair Kit
2 x Silk Sleeping Bag Linears
3 x Travel Towels
2 x Hammocks
Mosquito Net
MSR Miniworks Ex Micro Water Filter
MSR Dragonfly Multi-fuel Stove & Repair Kit
Fuel Bottle 887ml
MSR Quick 2 System (2 pans, dishes & cups)
MSR 10L Dromedary Water Bag
MSR Strike Lighter
1 x Plastic Spork 1 x Metal Camping Spoon & Fork
2 x Camelback Water Bladders
2 x Opinel Knives
Swiss Army Knife
4 x Ortlieb Sport Roller Plus Front Panniers
2 x Ortlieb Back Roller Back Panniers
2 x Vaude Back Panniers
Ortlieb Ultimate6 Handlebar Bag
Bespoke Turific Handlebar Bag
Ortlieb 35L Dry Bag
Assorted AlpKit & Exped Dry Bags
Bike Stuff
Abus Granit X-Plus U-Lock & Cable
Bontrager Travel Pump
2 x Camelback Eddy Water Bottles
Tool Kit, Muck Off Chain Lube (Wet & Dry)
Gaffa Tape
Dell Latitude 6220 Laptop
Sony Xperia Waterpoof Phone
Nikon D200 Camera with Lens 35 f1.8, 50 f1.8 & 55-200 f4-5.6
Cannon G1X Camera
Xiaomi 16,000 mAh Mi Power bank
Rechargeable Battery Charger
Sony Player
Garmin Dakota GPS
Sigma Cycling Computer
2 x Headtorches
An assortment of cables, chargers & converters


We have attire for every occasion, providing the dress code is cycling-hobo-chic. Rest assured, Liz has dresses to cycle in and Ioan has a selection of hipster cycling caps.  Watch this space for more sartorial updates.


Liz iz carrying her own body weight in essential oils and herbal medicines to prevent and treat all/none of the ailments that might plague us.

Thanks to all the fine retailers and artisans of Bucharest who have helped kit us out. In particular: Bogdan Neagu at Turific!, MMSportNootka & F64. Thanks also to Bike24 for having pretty much everything you might ever want for a cycle tour.