• Bike: Should be in good working order, serviced regularly & lubed. Make sure it is fitted to you & suitable for the session eg. MTB for off road, road cycling for hilly or longer rides, TT bike for speed sessions or if you race on one of these closer to the season beginning.
  • Bike Shoes: Again should be suitable for the session, cleats not too worn and fit the type of pedals you have on your bike.
  • Helmet: Should be Australian standard, correct fitting & not damaged in any way.
  • Water bottles/cages: Aim for a min of 2 bottles for all rides >90mins & consider adding electrolyte and/or carbohydrate mixture for longer rides or those containing intensity.
  • Watch/Bike Computer: Not essential but if you need to hit a specific time/intensity/distance for your ride, don’t leave it to guess work. Plus if you use your phone it is dangerous & can get wet easily.
  • Phone/Money/ID: Carry a snap-loc bag or special waterproof pouch for these items. Useful for emergencies, breakdowns, coffee stops & selfies.
  • Nutrition: Will be dependent on the type of session, food consumed prior to session & intensity/duration of session. Plan according to your nutrition requirements + a bit more. Regardless of the length of the ride a good rule of thumb is to have a “Justin” a just in case gel or bar.
  • Cycling Kit: Wear comfortable kit, suitable for the session & weather conditions. If it is likely to rain/cold pack a small waterproof/breathable jacket, arm warmers, gloves & headband/thin beanie.
  • Glasses: A must for all conditions to protect your eyes from bugs, debris & sun glare.
  • Repair Kit: Contains a spare tube, CO2 canister & connection or small hand pump, tyre levers & a multitool. Make sure this is well contained either in a saddle bag, in your pocket or in a small bottle.
  • Lights: A must for low light conditions and a safe addition to any road cycle. Make sure they are well secured, charged and have good visibility.
  • Floor Pump: Check your tyre pressure before you leave home in your car or just before your ride. On average a lower quality tyre will need to be pumped every few days to once per week. A high quality tyre usually more often.


  • Shoe/Toe Covers: A worthwhile purchase if you cycle in wet/cooler conditions. Look for something that will either keep your feet 100% dry or warm if they get wet.
  • Sun Protection: Sun screen should be applied before departure & carry a small sachet or tube in your pocket for longer rides
  • Lip Balm: Not just for women, this can include some sun protection & also protect from windburn.