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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


*Bike:

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.

*Helmet:

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

Clothing:

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.

Gloves:

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.


Safety:


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.

*Lights:

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.

Nutrition:

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:

Sunscreen.

Sunglasses.

Identification and Money:

ID. Cash.

*Personal Medications:

Any personal medications you may need.

Hygiene:

Toothbrush & toothpaste.

Flannel.

Biodegradable wet wipes.


Miscellaneous:


*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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