The following is a list of the items that are currently in my possession for the tour followed by a list of equipment I’m in the process of acquiring currently. I will be updating the items on this page to links reviews both my own and other people’s. This is not a definitive list of items for a tour but it can be used as a starting point for your own tour. I’m sure I could make better purchasing decisions but all this equipment has either been recommended by other experienced tourers and/or friends hence its what I think I need based in the kind of journey I’m making.

One of the hard things about deciding what to take and what to leave apart from cost is trying to anticipate my needs in each country and leg of the journey.


Genesis Tour De Fer (2015 Edition AKA the original)

Lezyne LED Lights


Top Peak Multitool

Specialised mini pump


Garmin GPSMAP 64st


Ortlieb Back Roller Classic Rear Panniers

Sportz Arsenal Front Panniers (Kindly donated by my friends James Roditi)


Endura Shorts

Endura Cycle Bib

Specialised SPD cycling shoes

Endura shorts liner


Trangia Stove set

Sleeping Bag 2 Season

Life Adventure EX-3 Silk Liner

Inflatable Ground Matt

Lightwave G2 2 Man Tent

Petzl Tikka RXP Headlamp


See Wish List


Go Pro Hero 4 Session

iPhone 5

Wish List

The are the items I am in the process of saving for or attempting to have sponsors supply for me.

Olympus OM-D EM1 Compact Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

Cinq5/Tout Terrain/Supernova Plug III USB power converter

Cinq 5 Buffer Battery Pack

Schmidt SON 28 Dynamo Hub

Ortlieb Ultimate M6 Classic

Ortlieb Ultimate M6 Mounting Set

Tubus Tara Lowrider Front Rack

Help me!

If you wish to help me on my way by supplying me with equipment I will use on the tour you can purchase anything here on my Amazon Wishlist.

If you are a company and would like me to take a product to test and review that would either be a substitute for one of my current items listed above or a totally new product, i’d be only too happy to help, weight permitting

Alternatively if you like the idea of what I’m doing but would rather contribute to a good cause and not my self-indulgent bike ride you can contribute some money to my Just Giving page for Bidna Capoeira, a charity dedicated to using capoeira as a force for social good in places like Palestine.