I will be riding my bicycle from Czech Republic to London this April. Even though I cycle quite frequently, this is my first time I will be doing such a long distance.
I am not doing this for charity, awarness or whatever super meaningful reason (even though if you know some good cause I dont mind to slap a sticker on my jacket...). Simply I got new bike, moved to London and when thinking about how to get it there I thought why not to just ride it.
Here is map of my planned trip:
As I planned it, it should take 13 days, 1600km, average of 120km a day. I don't think I am aiming for a crazy goal.
To the question:
To all of you who done some long distance around europe, what would you recommend for a gear to take with me? I have vague idea about what I want to take, but I probably missed something so better to ask. Would you recommend bringing tent and a sleeping bag? I am not against sleeping outdoor at all, but after all we are in europe and not middle of sahara, I think I will always be able to find somewhere to sleep, eat etc.
Any advice from experienced long rider would be much appreciated.
The Bike I am going to be riding
This bike comes with very thick tires, I will be changing for thinner flatter tyres. something around 1.95 should be comfortable enough