Touring Tips

In a month or so, I’m doing a tour of the UK on my 36er with a friend; the preparation’s going well, but seeing as there doesn’t seem to be a dedicated thread or website to unicycle touring (if I’m missing one – I did search – please let me know!), I thought it might be a good idea.

What are vital things to carry? Are there any major things that must or must not be done? If you have anything from a list of packing essentials to tips for easing saddle soreness, post them here. :slight_smile:

A few people have advised me to contact the police in order to check whether unicycling requires some sort of ‘clearance’ given that it might be regarded as a distraction on the road. I don’t put much stock in that; in my experience, you’re just treated like a cyclist with occasional odd stares. Any advice on that?

No, you don’t need to. As far as anyone is concerned it’s a bike. Ride it like a bike and you’ll be fine.

Is your friend on a bike or a unicycle?

Are you camping, or staying at B&Bs / hotels / People’s houses?

Joe

We’re both unicycling and staying in youth hostels/camp sites.

Gracie Sorbello has a very useful gear list available here. I’ll be taking a lot from it and changing a few things.

There’s http://www.unitours.org/ but it’s slightly out of date. It’s more a list of past and future tours though than the advice site you seem to be looking for.

And then there’s http://www.adventureunicyclist.com/. This is broader than just unicycle touring but should contain some useful stuff for you.