Here is a list of what we will be taking:


2 x Thorn Raven Nomad II  

Rohloff Speedhub (14 speed internal hub gear)

Brooks B17 saddle

Panaracer 1.75" tyres, and Schwalbe Marathon EX 2.25" if the roads get bad

Front and Rear racks - Thorn Expedition Carrier and Thorn Mk5 Lo-Loader

Front and rear Ortlieb Roller Plus Panniers

Ortlieb Ultimate 5 Plus Bar Bag

Ortlieb rack bags

Cat-Eye Wireless Cycle computers

Tool-kit and spares (multitool, 1 spare tyre, inners, gear cables, brake cables, break pads, spokes, chain links, pump, puncture kit, wet and dry oil, duct tape, zip-ties)

Cat-Eye front and rear lights

Bike Locks (Abus flexible locks (security rated - 8))


Tent - Hilleberg Nallo 3GT

Sleeping mats - Thermarest Neoair 

Sleeping bags - Mountain Hardware Lamina 35 (synthetic)

Silk sleeping liners

Inflatable pillows

Primus Omni-Fuel stove (works with anything inc. diesel) and fuel bottle

Cooking pot, frying pan, mugs, plates, bowls, cutlery


Camping knife

10 litre Ortlieb water bladder (x2)

Water Filter (Drink Safe Systems)

Collapsible 10 litre washing basin

Pots of spices, oil, salt / pepper

Petzl XP2 headtorches


Mozzy Net

Insect repellant

Toiletries (the usual + contact lens dailies and lots of hand cleaning gel (Emily's obsessed with hand cleaning))


Nikon D90 Camera

3 memory cards (20GB total)

Camera bag, UV filter, spare camera battery, and lens cleaning kit

Ipod shuffle

Mobile Phone with international sim card

Universal plug adaptor

Suunto Vector watch (with altimeter, barometer, compass)


Bike Shorts (baggy, with optional padded inserts)

T-shirts and bike jerseys

Base Layers (merino and synthetic)


Zip-off travel trousers

Tracksuit bottoms

4 x socks and undies

Gore-tex waterproof jackets

SPD mountain bike shoes


Cycling gloves


Travel towels




Travel Scrabble

Guidebooks, maps, phrasebooks, and a few novels

Lord of the Rings Trilogy (for those 'What would Frodo do?' moments)

Lifesystems Mountain First Aid Kit (plus antiseptic, rehydration sachets, anti-fungal cream, courses of Ciprofloxacilin antibiotics, clean syringes)



Copies of useful documents (Insurance stuff, instruction manuals, vaccination record and Yellow Fever 'Passport') 

Passport Photos

Map of the World (to explain our trip to people who don't speak English)

Notebooks and pens

Travellers cheques, cash and cards

Binoculars (Luger 10x25)

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