Bikes & Equipment

Most of us Ride Road Bikes or Touring Bikes but Hybrid, Racer, Mountain Bike or Electric Assist are all acceptable. Some rides may involve short off-road sections and this will be mentioned on the Rides List as containing some “Rough Stuff”. Longer rides will probably involve some hilly stretches, so a good selection of gears is always handy.

You should always carry a basic toolkit, this could include:

  • A spare inner tube
  • A good pump (with correct adaptor)
  • A puncture repair kit
  • A multi-tool
  • Tyre levers

Other things to consider:

  • A waterproof jacket
  • A wind proof if riding in the spring or autumn
  • Lights in the shorter days of the year
  • Possibly a map or GPS device (Your phone will help)
  • A mobile phone
  • Money or a cash card (you will need it to buy cake) 
  • Some form of emergency contact information (I.C.E.) and medical needs (if any) is always handy