If you’re planning on heading off on an MTB holiday or training camp this year, there are some things you’re not going to want to forget.
Preparing for an MTB holiday is exciting, but it can be a little stressful. Whether you’re venturing overseas to the Alps, or staying close to home and hitting some UK trail centres, time away on the bike means you need to take more than usual.
We’ve compiled an MTB holiday checklist so you can make sure you have everything you need for an action-packed MTB adventure.
What kit you take may depend on where you’re travelling to, and what the weather will be like out there. As a general rule, take spares whenever you can, just in case something happens to the first pair.
HELMET: Trail or full face depends on what trails you’ll be riding, and what you’re comfortable in
BODY ARMOUR: Knee, elbow, back and chest. This is more of a personal choice, but wear suitable protection to ensure your trip doesn’t end early
EYEWEAR: Sunglasses and/or goggles
SHOES: Clipless or Flats
CLOTHING: Shorts, Jerseys, Socks, waterproofs, thermals (if it’s going to be cold)
HYDRATION PACK: Ensure you have a suitable size pack for water storage and ride essentials.
TOOLS: Make sure you pack your essential trail tools such as tyre levers, multi-tool, spare inner tube, shock/tyre pump and cable ties.