UK Cycling Holiday Packing List

What to pack for a UK Cycling Holiday

We’ve been asked a few times about what should be in a UK cycling holiday packing list. Bearing in mind that on a Velobreaks UK road cycling holiday the luggage is transferred daily to the next accommodation then you can comfortably pack more than you can carry on a bike. If you want to visit a fancier restaurant in the evening after your day’s exertions then it’s good to know there’s room to pack a smart outfit.

For the list we’ve assumed that the British weather can be a little temperamental and suggested that waterproofs be handy. It’s split into what you’ll need to wear or carry with you on your bike and what can stay in your luggage bag. Depending on the temperature and the weather forecast you should usually be able to reduce what you’ll need to take with you on the bike each day as we’ve built the list on the full requirement for colder days.


Cycling gear to wear every day

  • Cycle helmet
  • Cycling sunglasses
  • Cycling gloves
  • Padded cycling shorts
  • Cycling jerseys (short or long sleeved)
  • Cycling jacket (lightweight for showers or waterproof shell jacket)
  • Gilet – optional
  • Cycling shoes  – if you’re hiring a bike and prefer clip-ons you may need to bring your own pedals
  • Socks
  • Overshoes – for a wet day
  • Cycling tights/leggings – if it’s cold
  • Arm warmers – for cold morning starts


Cycling accessories to carry every day

  • Hand pump
  • Water bottle/s
  • Saddle bag or back pack
  • Wallet
  • Phone / Camera
  • Waterproof pouch for phone
  • Tyre levers
  • Spare inner tubes / Puncture Repair Kit
  • Multitool kit
  • GPS Navigator
  • Lights
  • Small first aid kit


In your luggage

  • Cycle padlock
  • Spare inners
  • Spare cycling clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Salve for chafing
  • Toiletry essentials
  • Book to read
  • Phone charger
  • Electric adaptors or convertors
  • Casual clothes for evenings and sightseeing
  • Plastic bag for wets and dirties
  • Any personal medication
  • Inhaler or allergy sprays as appropriate
  • Back-up first aid kit