For a round-up of Liz’s favourite gear, see her article for The Independent. In short:

The Bike

  • Khaki Oxford Bike Works Model 1E, with handbuilt wheels (36 spoke Ryde Sputnik rims), SP Dynamo Hub and custom grips. 8-speed.

Liz’s rolling review: “This was my dream bicycle for such a long time. It’s taken me a while to adjust to riding on 26″ wheels, but I know they’ll be knockproof.”

Happy camping

  • MSR Hubba Tour 1
  • Rab Endurance sleeping bag
  • Thermarest Neoair Xlite
  • Snugpak
  • Sea to Summit inflatable pillow
  • Sea to Summit X-Set 31
  • MSR Whisperlite International stove

Bags of fun

  • Ortlieb panniers: 2 x backrollers, 2 x frontrollers, Pro-E handlebar bag
  • Osprey drybags (assorted)


  • Rapha shorts, jerseys and souplesse bibs
  • Gore waterproof jacket and gloves
  • Craghoppers convertible trousers and shirts
  • Icebreaker baselayers
  • Specialized women’s MTB shoes
  • Keen Women’s Rose sandals


  • Cat S60 rugged phone
  • Busch & Muller E-Werk and Cache Battery
  • Acer Chromebook 11


  • Profeet insoles
  • Buffs galore