In March 2012, I left my home in Gloucestershire, UK, to cycle around the world. I have no idea how long this will take ...

What baggage do you carry?

I carry two back pannier bags (one on each side of the back wheel), two front pannier bags (one on each side of the front wheel) and a large travel backpack which lies across the back (I don’t wear it when cycling). What I carry in those bags depends mainly on the season and location. In winter I have to carry a lot more clothes and equipment and in remote places I must carry extra food, water and spare bicycle parts. Take a look at my ‘kitlist’ to see what I’m carrying in detail.