Be prepared for nearly every eventuality on your bike rides with this guide to what to take and where to carry it. We think that you need more of a contingency plan than a mobile phone when you’re riding your bike. It’s easy enough to be covered for most things that might happen out on the road using the three pockets on your cycling jersey and a saddlebag. Keep a couple of inner tubes, a puncture repair kit and your multi tool in there. This leaves your saddlebag free for a spare layer (rain cape or gilet), a mini pump, your wallet and phone. Always take some ID with an emergency contact number with you when you’re cycling. If you don’t want to take your driving licence out with you, a Road ID is a good solution.

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