Bikepacking gear: An essentials checklist

Bikepacking guide
(Image credit: Graham Cottingham)

Camping isn't for everyone but if you like getting out into the wilderness and you also enjoy riding bikes then bikepacking will no doubt be something that you are keen to try if you already haven't. Whether tackling an epic route like the GBDuro or Highland Trail 550 or something far more relaxing, bikepacking gear opens up a new dimension to bike riding.

With the events of 2020 postponing pretty much every event, race and holiday on your calendar so far and will likely to continue having lasting effects on our ability to travel. Bikepacking opens up options for staycation adventures riding one of the many established bikepacking routes in the UK or simply a quick mid-week trip to reset the mind and escape your everyday surroundings. 

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