from Cumbria
to Umbria by bike

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Below is our packing list for 1999'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, and some stuff we shared of course, like the bike tools, but we each took our own underpants.

Bike clothing Lycra, Goretex and ...!

Other clothing Sensible clothing

2 s/sleeve cycling tops 1 pair cycling gloves 3 T-shirts 1 pair shorts
Cycling shoes 2 pairs cycling shorts Pair long trousers 2 pairs underpants
Cycle helmet 4 pairs cycling socks 1 pair socks 1 pair sandals
1 Neckerchief 2 Thermal vests (l/sleeve) 1 fleece  
Gore-Tex cycling jacket Pair Ron Hill’s + braces    

Other stuff Kitchen sink

Bike tools/bitsBig hammer!

Sun Tan Lotion *Tent *Flat Screwdriver Cool tool + Allen keys
Isostar + Energy bars Lip salve Oil Pliers
Toilet + Shaving kit Corkscrew Spokes *4 spare tubes
*First Aid kit + insect bite cream + Aspirin Pen knife Cassette remover *1 Puncture repair kit
Notebook Rough Guide to Tuscany & Umbria Chain whip for block removing *1 folding tyre
Pen Phrasebook Spoke key Waterless hand cleaner (crap!)
Camera + films Rough Route list *Spare chain links Cleaning rags (better than the hand cleaner)
Passport Maps of Tuscany and Umbria *Brake cables & Gear cable Skewer through dowel for front forks
Insurance *E111 2 Drinks bottles Roll of electricians tape
Air Tickets Cash Rear Panniers Bar bag
Bank Cards Travellers Cheques    
*Survival Bag Travel   wash (for clothes)    
3 kgs of PG Tips Tea (for Sergio) Half a roll of Karrimat (just in case)