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General Chat Thread, Cycling to work... What do I need? in General; Originally Posted by Disaster You will need a thermos flask of hot sweet tea. Kendal Mint Cake. Some extra waterproof ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disaster View Post
    You will need a thermos flask of hot sweet tea. Kendal Mint Cake. Some extra waterproof layers and a change of socks. Best to pack a snow shovel if it's cold, Sun tan lotion if it's hot. Extra battery or charger for phone. Signal flares, a compass and a penknife of course.
    You forgot the life raft and sat-beacon With all that kit I'd be inclined to ditch the bike and use a car.

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    I find an old fashioned cycle cape the most comfortable waterproof thing. Sure, your legs get wet, but in shorts that doesn't matter too much.

    Don't think that hi-vis will make you invincible. Link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    Don't think that hi-vis will make you invincible. Link
    That's a good point but don't take that to mean that you shouldn't wear high vis at all, especially in the dark. It annoys me no end when I see morons on bikes wearing black or very dark clothing with no lights or reflectors on their bikes. They may as well be invisible. If you do get high vis clothing, make sure is has good reflective strips on it too. Being merely very bright is not enough, it's still hard to see in the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    don't take that to mean that you shouldn't wear high vis at all, especially in the dark.
    AMEN to that!

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    Luckily most of my route that I have planned is cycle track / river walkways.

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