Ovo – tandem recumbent hand built by Richard Cresswell

We sold the Ovo after 6500km as we felt it wasn’t the right bike to take us outside of Europe

Replaced with 2 x Azub Ti-fly recumbent trikes

Daz set up:
Lights – Busch & Muller Lumotec IQ2 Luxus B LED front and Toplight Rear
Busch & Muller E-Werk USB Charger and Cache Battery
Son 20 Front dynamo hub
Rohloff Rear hub
Avid BB7 cable disc brakes

Heulwen setup
Lights – Busch & Muller USB rechargeable
Stormy Archer drum brakes
Rohloff Rear hub

Panniers – Ortleib classic roller + Rackpack 31
Mirrycle Universal Handlebar Mirror

Tent – Vango Pulsar 300 – 3 man tent at NEC camping exhibition – wanted a 3 man tent with a large foyer because we’d used one in France and liked the large foyer area – where room to store kit and sit and play cards.
Replaced with MSR Mutha Hubba after Vango fell apart. The MSR is roomier and a much better quality tent than the Vango
Rab Ascent 700 3 season sleeping bag – Man’s down sleeping bag – finally chose down sleeping bags
Rab Ascent 700 3 season Sleeping bag – Ladies’ Down sleeping bag
2x Rab silk liners
2 x Exped SynMat 7
2 x Helinox camping chairs. – already tested in France. Blown away by how great they are but not cheap. Posted back to UK, not used enough to warrant carrying them

Spare Tubes
Puncture repair Kit
Spare Spokes
Spare Chain links
Chain Lube
Multi tool + Leatherman pliers
2 bike locks
Compression straps/bungee
Water bottles +Ortleib watersacks 4l and 10l

Heulwen’s clothes list

5 pairs socks (1 waterproof)
5 pairs pants/3 bras
2 pair long trousers
1 pair cycle shorts
4 T shirts
1 long sleeve shirt
2 Merino Wool Helly Lifa Vest
Cycling Shoes
Waterproof Trousers
Sun Glasses
Sun Hat
Wooly Hat
Cycle helmet
2 x buff
Warm Gloves
Rab Womens Orbit Hoodie (fleece)
1x waterproof 66degrees north
1 x running shorts
North face down jacket


4 pairs socks (1 to wear, 1 clean and 1 drying + 1 spare (waterproof))
4 pairs underwear
2 pair long trousers (1 light 1 heavy)
1 pair Enduro Cycle outer shorts
1 pair light sports shorts/swim trunks
2 T shirts – wicking/cotton
1 long sleeve Craghopper shirt
2 Merino Wool Helly Lifa Vest Long sleeve
1 Fleece
1 snugpak jacket (maybe, secondary use as pillow)
Cycling Shoes
Waterproof Jacket
Waterproof Trousers
Sun Glasses
Sun Hat
Woolly Hat
Cycle helmet
2 x Buff
Warm Gloves

Cooker Tangria
2 plates collapsible
2 travel mugs collapsible
KFS x 2
Sharp knife
First Aid Kit
Wash kit

Silva Compass


Head torch x 2
2 Kindles
Camera Panasonic Lumix Tough
Mobile Phone
Tablet + HDMI cable to watch on TV
Powerboat battery 5000Mah