Packing up your pockets and heading out for a long bike ride is always exciting – you’re never sure exactly what the day will bring, but you know there will be miles of stunning roads and some snack stops along the way.
- Well packed pockets have the heaviest items in the middle pocket and weight evenly distributed between left and right
- Some jerseys just have 2 pockets, in which case larger items go towards the centre of each
- This should mean they don’t bounce as you ride. If you still get bouncy pockets, the jersey may be a size too big
Exciting as it is, the not knowing exactly what’s coming means you do need to take a few essentials with you. However, since you’ll likely be setting off on a lovely lightweight bike, you probably don’t want to weigh yourself down with the contents of the kitchen sink.
Once you’ve worked out what to take, comes the complicated process of figuring out how to pack it all so that it doesn’t all jump around in your pockets on every climb. Or worse still – fall out!
We’re here to help. Here’s what to take, and how to pack it…