Useful and Essential Kit List for Cycling Long Distance from Lands End to John O’Groats

Deciding what to take with on any multi-day bike ride is very important. There is a fine line between being prepared and under prepared. Cycling Lands End to John O’Groats is no exception and preparation is key. I started my preparation months in advance and to do this I read many blogs and experiences available on the internet as well as watching countless videos. I have to admit that I was over prepared and did pack a little on the heavy side but I did get a chance to lighten the load when I met my family on route.

Essential LEJOG Kit List
Essential LEJOG Kit List

There is no right and wrong kit list and what I want to show is a list of what I took with me on my 21 day Lejog staying in Airbnb’s, Guest Houses, Hotel, and Hostel accommodation.

Here is a full kit list of what I took on my LEJOG ride.

Bike Equipment and Accessories

  • Cyclocross Bike – Cannondale CAADX
  • Pannier Bags – Ortlieb Back Roller Classics
  • Handlebar Bag – Ortlieb Ultimate 6 (5 Litres)
  • Large Water Bottle
  • Water Bottle Toolkit
  • Tyres – Schwalbe Marathon Original 28mm


  • 2 Spare Innertubes
  • CO2 Inflater with 3 Cartridges
  • Puncture Repair Kit
  • Cycle Multitool
  • Tyre Levers
  • Spare Break Cable
  • Spare Gear Cable
  • 4 Cable Ties


  • D Lock
  • Lighweight Cable Lock
  • Hiplok Z Lok x2


  • SIS Hydration Tablets (1 tube)
  • SIS Energy Gells (6 pack)


  • Garmin Fenix 5X Watch
  • Garmin Edge Touring
  • Paper Map – Ultimate Adventure Map of Great Britain
  • OS Maps App


  • Google Pixel 6 Phone
  • Multi USB Plug
  • USB Cables x3
  • Battery Pack

Cycling Safety

  • Helmet

On the Bike Clothing and Accessories for Riding

  • Sunglasses
  • Fingerless Cycling Gloves
  • Cycling Jerseys x2
  • Base Layer x2 (long sleeves)
  • Bib Shorts x2
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Snood
  • SPD Shoes (Shimano MT7 (MT701) SPD MTB Shoes)

Off the Bike Clothing

  • Shorts with Pockets x2
  • Dryweave T Shirts x3
  • Lightweight Trousers
  • Trainers, Lightweight
  • Lightweight Long Sleeved Jumper x2
  • Socks (4 Pairs)
  • Underwear (4 Pairs)