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KitPriorityMakeModelQuantityTotal Weight (g)Reason for choosing Make & Model
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Clothing Worn
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HelmetSafetyPOCVentral Air Spin1230The helmet I already owned.
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SunglassesEssentialOakleySutro132The sunglasses I already owned.
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Sports BraEssentialIcebreakerCropped Top185Just picked a comfortable one.
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Ride JerseyEssentialDynafitTraverse161Very lightweight for the hot temperatures and loose fitting as Morocco is a Muslim country
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MTB ShortsEssentialDynafitRide Light1135Very lightweight for the hot temperatures and loose fitting and long in the leg as Morocco is a Muslim country
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Cycle ShoesEssentialMavicSequence XC Elite1755The only off-road cycling shoes I owned.
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Ride SocksEssentialSalomonn/a125Grabbed comfy ones from what I already had.
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Gloves Full FingerEssentialEnduraFull Monty175Gloves I already owned, I only like long-fingered gloves.
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Additional Clothing
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Down JacketEssentialDecathlonForclaz1238Cheap light jacket from Decathlon, rather than my more expensive jackets, in case it got trashed.
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Waterproof JacketEssentialArc'teryxZeta1295A ski jacket that I owned, I like to have a large hood, to put under my helmet when the weather is bad.
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Waterproof TrousersEssentialDecathlonQuecha1333Cheap from Decathlon.
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Sun SleevesAdditionalQ36.5Cooling158Can use as sun protection or warmth.
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Gortex OvermitsEssentialExtremitiesGortex Mitts171Riding in mitts is a bit tricky, but these are still the best lightweight waterproof over-gloves I have found to date.
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Sleep T-ShirtAdditionalDynafitTraverse161Lightweight T-shirt for sleeping in.
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Sleep 3/4 Length LeggingsAdditionalDynafitSpeed Dryarn1105Lightweight base layer for sleeping in, but could double up as extra layer for warmth riding if needed.
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KnickersAdditionaln/an/a110Just took a quick dry pair that I already owned.
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Sleep SocksAdditionalSalomonn/a125Grabbed comfy ones from what I already had.
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Neck ProtectorAdditionalBuffCoolNet134Can use as sun protection or warmth.
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Bike & Bags
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BikeEssentialCanyonGrand Canyon AL SLX 9.0 SL111000Only bike I had. I made no alterations to it.
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TiresEssentialMSCDragster & Roller 2.2 TubelessPair1170Great tires, have used this brand for a number of years now and are very happy with them.
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Aerobars / Bar EndsAdditionalRideFarrArm RestsPair222Bought these for the race to try and give my hands a few more positions without buying new handlebars.
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Front BagEssentialAcepacRoll Bar 16L1250Used for my sleeping bag and sleep mat.
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Frame BagEssentialAcepacZip Frame1265Where I place heavy items, electrical items and things that need to be accessed regularly.
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Rear BagEssentialAcepacHarness & 16L1660Where I keep food and clothes.
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BackpackAdditionalSalomonActive Skin 81278To carry water bladder.
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Ultralight Dry BagsEssentialSea To SummitUltra-Sil4100A collection of different sized bags, super light, keep everything dry and organised.
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Water Bottles x 2EssentialEliteFly MTB 950ml2108Bottles with covers over the tops to prevent the dust from clogging up the nozzles.
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Water Bladder 2LEssentialHydrapakShape-shift 2L1222Main water source.
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Spare Water Carrier 2LAdditionalPlatypusPlaty 2L135Packs away small and just gives me the option of stocking up on water where re-supplies might be limited ahead.
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Bike LockAdditionalBBBMicrosafe Lock BBL-10155The super small light lock that just acts as a deterent really.
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Electronics
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Front Light + ChargerEssentialSupernovaAirstream 21201The light I already owned, good quality so I could ride at night on very rough terrain.
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Rear LightSafetyExposureBlaze177The light I already owned.
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Head Torch / LightEssentialPetzlNao +1190
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GPSEssentialGarminEtrex 30x1130Chose this for navigation as it is powered by AA batteries rather than being charged by my limited power pack source.
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Phone + ChargerEssentialiPhone 111135
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Wall Plug Double AdaptorEssentialHyperJuice66W1130
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Battery Pack + ChargerEssentialAnkerPowerCore 268001517I trust Anker products and this pack although heavy, has a great power capacity.
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Spares & Repairs
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PumpEssentialTopeakRoad Morph G1200Really great pump, would highly recommend, as its big enough that you get tyres up to pressure.
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Bike MultitoolEssentialn/an/a1102Just used the one I already owned.
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Inner Tubes EssentialTubolitoMTB 29"2165Stronger, lighter and smaller than standard tubes, just for a backup to tubeless system.
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Tyre PlugsEssentialn/an/a16
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Tyre Levers Essentialn/an/a226
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Magic Chain LinksEssentialn/an/a26A couple of magic quick-links as they are an easy fix.
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Chain LubeEssentialSquirtWax113With the aim to clean and re-lubricate my drivetrain as much as possible.
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Cable TiesEssentialn/an/a42A cheap, quick and surprisingly strong option to solve a number of issues that might crop up.
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Adhesive PatchesEssentialTubolitoPatch Kit104A back up for the back up system.
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Tyre BootEssentialPark Tooln/a38I buy specific sticky tyre boots, but you could cut up an old toothpaste tube into a square.
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Needle & DentleflossEssentialn/an/a12Great for repairing many bits of kit, from bag straps to large gashes in tyre sidewalls.
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Spare Cleat BoltsEssentialn/an/a22
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Small Cloth For CleaningAdditionaln/an/a115
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Bit Of ChainEssentialn/an/a112Some regular chain links (plus the connecting pins), maybe more robust than the magic links if there is a lot of miles ahead.
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Spare HangersEssentialn/an/a128Prone to getting bent or breaking, so if I don't take one then it is bound to break.
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Spare Tubeless Valve CoreEssentialn/an/a24
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Valve Core Remover ToolEssentialn/an/a18
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Break PadsEssentialn/an/a230I'm not the bravest of cyclist so go through break pads!
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Latex GlovesAdditionaln/an/a21Saves getting very dirty hands all over my one set of clothes.
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Gaffa TapeEssentialn/an/a115Can fix almost anything. I wrap it around my pump to save space.
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Spoke Repair KitEssentialFiberFixn/a15A ‘Fiber Fix’ emergency replacement spoke may get you as far as a town if you couldn't fix the spoke yourself without tools.
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Tent Repair PoleEssentialNordiskLofoten18In case strong winds break a tent pole. (It has happened to me before!)
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Repair TapeEssentialGear Aid Tenacious Tape111Fantastic tape. In case strong winds damaged the tent or I rip my waterproofs etc.
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SuperglueEssentialn/an/a13Super useful.
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Air Mat RepairEssentialThermarestNeoAir42Specific patches just in case of a puncture.
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StrapsEssentialRestrapn/a214Super useful.
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Mix Of BoltsEssentialn/an/a420
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Repair PotAdditionalTopeakEscape Pod162
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Hygiene Kit
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SuncreamEssentialSolait SPF 30Travel Size140Just grabbed whatever I could in travel size package.
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Lip BalmEssentialBiarritzSPF 30120Different to my usual favourite, but because it was going to be so hot I didn't want a stick balm that could melt and snap off.
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Tooth BrushEssentialn/an/a18Cut off most of the handle to save weight.
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Tooth PasteEssentialColgateTravel size120
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Mozi RepellantAdditionalCare Plusn/a180I get eaten alive.
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Hair BandAdditionaln/an/a11Incase I lost the one I was wearing.
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Toilet RollEssentialn/an/a190Use sparingly
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Medical Kit
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ParacetamolSafetyn/an/aPack7I don't like to take pankillers of any kind, but I always take a few just in case.
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Anti-diarrhoeaSafetyImodiumn/aPack1
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Anti Inflammatory GelSafetyVoltarol2%130I find this gel great for any knee or achilies pain.
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Anti Inflammatory TabletsSafetyDiclofenacn/aCourse15Anti inflammatory tablets to alleviate joint pain caused by swelling.
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AntibioticsSafetyCo-amoxidavn/aCourse34Remote wilderness for most of the race so important to have the drugs to treat many issues.
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Steroid CreamSafetyPrednisonen/aPack6Strong - for inflammation as I suffer from allergic reactions to certain bug bites.
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AntihistamineSafetyInorialn/aPack5Stong - for inflammation as I suffer from allergic reactions to certain bug bites.
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Myofatic DressingSafetyQuickclotClotting Sponge132Help stop a big bleed out whilst waiting for help.
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SteristripsSafetyn/an/aPack5Help to close up small cuts, allowing them to heal quicker.
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Sterile DressingSafetyn/an/a13
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Antiseptic WipesSafetyn/an/a25To clean cuts and grazes before applying micropore tape or sterile dressing.
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Strapping TapeSafetyStrappaln/a127One of my favourite bits of kit. Great blister protection, and stays on through dirt and water.
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Vet WrapSafety3Mn/a114Super useful.