Bike Packing : Leicester to John O Groats

March 21, 2022 Love Velo cc Uncategorized


In September 2020 I did a solo unsupported bike packing trip from Leicestershire to John O’ Groats. 650 miles whilst carrying kit, wild camping and solo navigating and cycling up the country! 

Then, onto the Orkney Isles.

The best thing I have done on a bike… nothing beats the freedom of the open road. Cant wait for the next trip. 

Here is the video I made on the road…. 

Trip details 

This is my route:…

This is my kit list: 

Ortlieb handle bar bag

(Containing 3 season down sleeping bag)

Ortlieb saddle bag

2 rear and 2 front bike lights

Cycling kit

2 x cycling shorts 

2 x jersey

1 x castelli gabba 

Cycling shoes / socks 


Long sleeve base layer


Packable lightweight down jacket 


Camping kit

Lightweight stove (methylated spirit)

Alpkit soloist tent (didn’t take inner)

Alpkit Ground sheet

Inflatable mattress 

Inflatable pillow

Mug / spoon / titanium pan (stove fits inside)


2 x battery pack 

Charging leads

Wall plug


Baby wipes

Wd40 and bike lube

Spare tube x 2, levers, multi tool, mini pump


Thanks for reading and watching 🙂

Lucy | Love Velo CC

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