Equipment for the Challenge




Bike Tools and Spare Parts

  • Tyre levers/patch kit
  • Spare tubes
  • Spare tyre(s)
  • CO2 canisters or Mini-pump
  • Floor pump
  • Aerosol Brake Cleaner
  • Duct tape (wouldn't go anywhere without it)
  • Bike detergent and garden sprayer
  • Stiff nylon brush / chain cleaner
  • Multi tool
  • Dry lube and rags

Personal Clothing - on the bike

  • Cycling kicks (worn ‘Commando Style’)
  • Bicycle helmet
  • Cycling shoes or running shoes
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Camelbak (water only) + drink bottle (electrolyte hydration)
  • Bandannas
  • Socks
  • Riding jerseys (consider a custom team jersey)
  • Arm warmers / sun protection

Personal Clothing - off the bike

  • Comfortable shorts
  • Comfortable pants
  • Comfortable t-shirts
  • Underwear
  • Sandals, thongs, or lightweight shoes
  • Beanie
  • Jumper (yes, it does get cold overnight!!)
  • Tracksuit pants / jeans
  • Swimmers
  • Compression clothing (soothes aching muscles)

Miscellaneous

  • Saddle balm
  • Sudo cream
  • Dencorub
  • Personal meds
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towel (one that will dry quickly)
  • Pocket knife/Swiss army knife
  • Lock and cable (Look, Lock & Leave)
  • Comprehensive first-aid kit
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Sewing kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock
  • Nylon rope and clothes pegs
  • Rubbish bags
  • iPod (set to rock ‘n’ roll)
  • Camera

Camping

  • Swag; or
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad /mattress
  • Tent (Lightweight, and extremely easy to put up)
  • Mozzie dome
  • Dilly bag with cutlery, cup, bowl, plate
  • Small burner with gas canisters for morning coffee
  • Lantern and batteries (2)
  • Tarpaulin (2)
  • Camp shower
  • Laundry detergent
  • Camp chair

Support Vehicle

  • Car seat covers
  • Wet wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper
  • Small shovel
  • Febreze to spray smelly shirts
  • Thermos
  • UHF radio
  • Flashing amber light
  • Trailer
  • Bike rack
  • Roof rack
  • Jerry cans
  • Team water container (20 litres minimum)
  • First aid kit
  • Spare wheels (2) /WIK-KIT
  • Vehicle jack and wheel brace (check suitability)
  • Air compressor
  • Straps
  • Esky
  • Car fridge
  • Bucket with lid (makeshift washing machine on the back of the trailer!) 

Supplementary Food and Drinks –treats to reward your efforts

  • Electrolyte sachets
  • Sports gels
  • Muesli bars
  • Protein powder
  • Flavoured milk
  • Crackers
  • Vegemite
  • Jerky
  • Biscuits
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts
  • Chocolate
  • any specific dietary requirements:  soy milk, gluten free, etc…
  • BEER, CIDER, RUM, SCOTCH and COKE!!!