I've got some questions about cycling and gear that I need! So I'm planning a route through North and Republic of Ireland in April, and the route will be about 430 miles. I don't cycle often, but I do some day rides once or twice a year. My last ride was about a year ago, and I was able to cycle for 35 miles that day, and I'm planning a similar route this weekend just to get back into cycling bit by bit.
I'm asking more about the gear I need, also because I've never cycled in cold weather before (Californian living in Scotland--help!)-I've got Viking Spirit Road bike, good Ulock, lights/reflectors, basic patch kit and pump, helmet and compass.
I know basic bike maintenance like patching a tire/tubing, removing and putting back a wheel/tire.
I'm planning to get gloves, padded shorts, a rack and side sacks.
Do you think this equipment will suffice for a 2-3 week bike trip? Also, what else do I need to know for a trip like this?
Any information is appreciated for this.
EDIT: as preparation I'm cycling this weekend for 110 miles over 3 days. And i'll be doing trips like that for the coming weeks before the 400 mile trip.