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by Allan Nelson & Konrad Orlowski  


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Below is our packing list for the fortnight’s tour of Tuscany & Umbria.

The items marked with a ‘*’ are items which we never used.

Obviously some you have to take anyway, like spare tubes and the corkscrew!

Some stuff we shared of course, like the Bike tools, but we each took our own underpants.

Bike  Bike Clothing Case   Other clothing
3 s/sleeve cycling tops 2 pairs cycling gloves 3 T-shirts 1 pair shorts
Cycling shoes 2 pairs cycling shorts Pair long trousers *Swimming trunks
Cycle helmet 4 pairs cycling socks 1 pair socks 3 pairs underpants
*Cotton cycling cap 1 Thermal vest (l/sleeve) Cotton Jumper 1 pair light trainers
1 Neckerchief *Pair Ron Hill’s + braces    
Gore-Tex cycling jacket *Overshoes    
Kitchen sink   Other stuff Tools  Bike Tools/Spares and stuff
Small towel Sun Tan Lotion *Flat Screwdriver Cool tool + Allen keys
*Paracetomol Lip salve Oil Pliers
Isostar + Energy bars Corkscrew *Spokes *4 spare tubes
Toilet + Shaving kit Pen knife *Cassette remover *1 Puncture repair kit
First Aid kit + insect bite cream Rough Guide to Tuscany & Umbria *Chain whip for block removing *1 folding tyre
Notebook Phrasebook *Spoke key *Swarfega in a tube - left at home :-(
Pen Rough Route map *Spare chain links Cleaning rags
Camera + films Maps of Tuscany and Umbria *Brake cables & Gear cable *Skewer through dowel for back stays
Passport Accommodation guides 2 Drinks bottles Skewer through dowel for front forks
Insurance *E111 Rear Panniers Roll of electricians tape
Air Tickets Cash Bar bag  
Bank Cards Travellers Cheques    
*Survival Bag Foam KarriMat    
*Tent Travel   wash (for clothes)