Recommended items and equipment for Club Rides.


Parental consent form if under 18 - Required

Helmet (mandatory for Under-16s)

Drinks bottle with water, squash or sports drink

Spare inner tube (correct size for the tyres on the bike), ideally two for longer rides especially on wet roads

Tyre levers

Pump (with correct valve connection for inner tubes)

Mobile phone

Emergency ID and contact details (eg "ICE" contact in phone, ID wristband, helmet sticker etc)

Money for cafe stop

Cycling-specific clothing or close fitting sports clothing suitable for weather conditions

Road bike or 700C-wheeled "fitness" flat-bar hybrid bike - MTBs, suspension or knobbly tyres not recommended.


Also suggested

Multi-tool (ideally with chain-tool)
Windproof vest or fold up rainjacket
Sports drink refills and/or energy gels / biscuits / bars for longer rides