With ride London 2018 almost upon us here are the first of few essentials I suggest taking along:
Lezyne Flow Caddy With Organiser
High5 Energy Gel Mixed Pack (20x40g)
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.
CONTINENTAL CROSS 28 INNER TUBE 700 X 32-47MM
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
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