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Norfolk 360 - Ultra Cycling Kit List

What you need. What you might want for an ultra-cycling adventure

Participating in any ultra-cycling event requires careful preparation and consideration of the equipment you'll need to ensure a safe and successful ride. Norfolk 360 allows a bag to be left at the central checkpoint, allowing you to bring a little extra. Take advantage. If it can fit into a reasonable-sized rucksack bring it with you. The following kit list is a general guide to what you might want to bring.

Basic Kit for Ultra Cycling Adventure
The very basics for Norfolk 360

Cycle Gear


Choose a comfortable and well-maintained endurance or gravel bike with appropriate gearing. Ensure the bike is fitted to your size and has been recently serviced. We advise that the minimum tire width is a 33mm off-road, cyclocross tire, but it is down to you in the end.


A well-ventilated helmet that is at EN 1078 safety standard.


Padded cycling shorts and jersey for comfort.

Arm and leg warmers for variable weather conditions.

Lightweight, breathable rain jacket.

Cycling Shoes and Cleats:

Comfortable, well-ventilated cycling shoes. Cleats aren't essential.


Padded cycling gloves for comfort and grip.

Navigation and Communication

*GPS Device:

High-quality GPS bike computer for navigation and tracking. This is an essential for Norfolk 360.

*Phone and Power Bank:

Fully charged smartphone.

Portable power bank for recharging devices.

Charging plug and cables.

Bike Repair and Maintenance

Tool Kit:

Multi-tool with various attachments.

Tire levers.

Patch kit and spare tubes.

Mini pump or CO2 inflator.

Spare Parts:

Extra tubes.

Replacement chain links.

Derailleur hanger.

Brake pads.

Bike Lubricant and Cleaning Kit:

Chain lube.

Rag for cleaning.


First Aid Kit:

Bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, blister treatment, etc. This isn't essential but is useful to have it back at the central checkpoint in case you need it.


Front and rear bike lights for visibility, especially at night. This is a must and any rider heading out into the evening without any will be at risk of being disqualified from the race.

*Reflective Gear:

Reflective vest or clothing for added visibility, especially at night.

Nutrition and Hydration

*Water Bottles/Hydration System:

Sufficient water bottles or a hydration system.


Energy gels, bars, electrolyte drinks, and snacks. There will be hot water and microwave available.

Plan a nutrition strategy and look at where shops and cafes are along the route.

Clothing and Personal Items:

Spare Clothing:

Extra pair of socks.

Lightweight jacket or vest for weather changes.

Spare Shorts.

Cycling Leggings.

Sun Protection:



Identification and Money:

ID. Cash.

*Personal Medications:

Any personal medications you may need.


Toothbrush & toothpaste.


Biodegradable wet wipes.


*Event Documentation:

Registration confirmation, ID, and parking permit if you have bought one.

*Sleeping Gear:

Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, eye mask.

Remember, testing your equipment before the event is a good idea and can really make a difference in such a long event.

Essential Items are designated with a *

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