Ride London Essentials

With ride London 2018 almost upon us here are the first of few essentials I suggest taking along:

Lezyne Flow Caddy With Organiser

If this is your first 100 mile event the thought of sacrificing one of your drinks bottles may seem daunting.  This handy Caddy from Lezyne fits into one of your bottle cages and reduces the need for you to carry a repair kit, Co2 cannister’s and spare inner tube in another carryall.  Its worth taking a look at all you carry on the day as you want to have as little as possible weighing you down.
Drinks stations on route are available so the drink bottle sacrifice is well worth it.
The lightweight, rigid container is optimised to fit standard bottle cages. The Caddy is water resistant with a threaded lid and is available with or without organised sleeve insert.


High5 Energy Gel Mixed Pack (20x40g)


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It’s important to keep your energy levels up regardless of your pace, and although there a plenty of food and drinks stations on the route you will need to top up in between.

High5 Energy Gel is a new generation sports drink for use during exercise. It contains key caffeine, key electrolytes and a carbohydrate formulation of maltodextrin and fructose in a ratio of 2:1. Many of the world’s leading event organisers and Pro athletes choose the award-winning EnergySource for success in the toughest endurance events.

The sachets are easy to open on the go and will lay flat in the back pockets of your jersey.



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Depending on the time your wave leaves the olympic park you may not be to concerned about repairing a puncture on the route, however the quickest way to be on the way again is a spare tube!

Carry at leaset two of the Continental tubes (three if you can) as the route is prone to give you punctures especially around the start for some reason!

Crank Brothers Gem Short Mini Pump


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If like me you want to carry as little as possible on the day then a smaller quality pump is essential.

The Crank Brothers design and quality features in this affordable small compact pump. The reversible head is compatible with Presta & Schrader valves.

Large dual piston allows 2 effortless modes 1-40 psi high volume and 40-100psi high pressure.

Material: 6061-T6 aluminium
Pressure: 130psi / 9bar
Air switch: High volume / high pressure
Mounting bracket: Not included
Warranty: 5 years
Weight: 128g
Length: 176mm

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