Ok. I know this is rather geeky, but I needed to check that the stuff I plan to take with me would actually pack into the luggage I was planning on taking. If it hadn’t I be looking at taking the rack of Amy’s bike and using panniers. Faff basically.

Here’s the geeky bit, I took photos.

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As you can see, it all packed down rather neatly in the end. The bar bag weighed 2.5kg and the saddle bag 5kg. Add water, food and a bike lock to that and it’ll probably be around 10kg, something like 3kg less than I took last time I did a short tour.