My trip to Paris involves important decisions

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I am very busy getting prepared for my epic Poppy Bike ride to Paris in aid of The Royal British Legion. There are many important decisions to be made as to what I shall need in terms of support equipment.



These are some of the items I am deciding about:


1. I really like the idea of a lunch box which ensures everyone notices my ‘ Fortitude, Endurance and Invigoration‘… Yes Sir!

bicycle lunch boxLunch Box Bicycle Rider’s Luncheon

by dotcomgiftshop

4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Price: £4.95
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Dotcomgiftshop.
  • Material: PP plastic
  • Length: 15 cm
  • Width: 14 cm
  • Height: 7 cm

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I am also extremely keen on the idea of :

2.. a padded saddle

padded saddle

Extra Thick Padded Gel Bike Saddle Seat Cover – Lycra

by Super Sporty

3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Price: £13.99 & Free Delivery with Amazon Prime
In stock.
Sold by Nesa Ltd and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it by 1pm tomorrow, 26 Oct.? Order it within 7 hrs 24 mins and choose Express Delivery at checkout. Details
  • Super-soft shock absorbing silica gel filled seat cover, made from breathable, stretch and durable fabric with a Lycra mix, the saddle cover has a non-slip, gripable base and drawstring cord ensuring a secure fit to your bike’s saddle
  • Colour: classic black, Thickness: approximately 30mm
  • Dimensions [length x width at widest and narrowest]: approximately 280 x 180 x 70mm
  • Material: stretch Lycra, very breathable and comfortable feel, best choice of the hard seat
4 new from £9.59



3. I definitely need a bicycle bell which is nice and shiny:


Classic Chrome Bicycle Bell

by Toyday Traditional & Classic Toys

3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Price: £3.95
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Dotcomgiftshop.
  • Material: crome/metal
  • Length: 7 cm, Width: 7 cm, Height: 7 cm

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4. Oh Wow, I have a basket just like this!!! I thought I’d include it though in the essential equipment for a bicycle trip to Paris list as I love it so much.

bicycle basketMedium Traditional Wicker Bicycle Front Basket with Leather Straps

by Thyme & Season

4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Price: £18.99
Sale: £17.49
You Save: £1.50 (8%)
Usually dispatched within 2 to 3 days.
Dispatched from and sold by Thyme and Season.
  • traditional steamed willow wicker
  • faux leather strap mounting
  • mounting straps do not interfere with brake cables, high quality
  • `D` shaped. 350mm x 300mm ( front to back )x 270mm deep


4. Of course a mug is essential and this one seems tailor -made:


Bicycle Rider’s Favourite Tea Mug

4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Price: £3.95
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Dotcomgiftshop.
  • Material: ceramic
  • Height: 9 cm
  • Diameter: 9.00cm

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Frequently bought together apparently:

Price For All Three: £9.81

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers. Show details

Buy the selected items together

This item: Bicycle Rider’s Favourite Tea Mug £3.95

Lunch Box Bicycle Rider’s Luncheon £4.95


Emergency Bicycle Rain Poncho £0.91



via Bicycle Rider’s Favourite Tea Mug: Kitchen & Home.


I don’t like the idea of the Rain Ponchos much – I am intending for it to be beautiful weather in September 2014 . To spend £0.91 on 6 emergency ponchos would seem to indicate a lack of confidence. I shall think about it.


Yours thoughtfully,



Disclaimer: Lady Liberty has posted information on the above items simply because she thinks they would look pretty nice on her own bicycle. 



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