A reliable 3-speed bicycle of English heritage. 4-speeds are OK too as long as it's a hub gear. If you don't know what a hub gear is, you probably have not read this far. Make sure it's tuned up, outfitted with the finest of kit and readied for the charge.
Camping equipment, if desired.
Cash for food, tips and treats.
Rain cape. Make sure it smells of musty canvas and don't use it to cover your potato bin. Don't ask.
Camera and/or binoculars.
A vintage (or modern) camp stove and/or treats for the Brew-Up.
A lovely old lump of briar for the Light-Up.
A cycle touring story.
"No need to hurry, unless the bakery is about to close." -Ron Grogg