Bicycle tyres, tubes & pumps

Recommended bicycle tyres, inner tubes, bicycle pumps and puncture repair kits for your London to Paris bike ride

This is where planning can make a real difference to the enjoyment of your London to Paris cycle ride. Having the right tyres on your bike, using quality inner tubes and a pump and puncture repair kit on hand is essential. 

Firstly, your bicycle tyres are a critical part of any bicycle. They are the sole connection between your bike and the road and choosing the right ones based on how and where you ride is essential.

Road bikes and mountain bikes have, of course, the need for different types of tyres as their usage is different. On the road, tyres tend to be thinner and lighter to increase speed while on mountain bikes they tend to be wider and heavier to ensure maximum control on rough and loose ground. There are also tyres that are more of a hybrid which are ideal for touring.

Punctures are a part of cycling and it’s something you soon get used to dealing with. Prevention is clearly preferred however it’s important you have the necessary kit with you to repair it and get back on the road again.

We’ve pulled together some highly rated and recommended bicycle tyres, inner tubes, bicycle pumps and puncture repair kits so you can focus on enjoying your London to Paris cycle ride.

Bicycle tyres

Some recommended bicycle tyres for when you train and cycle from London to Paris:

Road & touring tyres

Bicycle inner tubes

Some recommended bicycle inner tubes for when you train and cycle from London to Paris:

Road & touring inner tubes

Mountain bike inner tubes

Bicycle pumps

Some recommended bicycle pumps for when you train and cycle from London to Paris:

Bicycle puncture repair

Some recommended bicycle puncture repair options for when you train and cycle from London to Paris:

Puncture repair kits

Puncture repair sealants

Essential L2P Kit

Here is a list of essential cycling equipment for any London to Paris bike ride (we assume you already have a bike):


Bicycle friendly hotels

Need somewhere to stay?
We've listed recommended hotels which are cycle friendly for your London to Paris bike ride.

Recommended cycling kit

What to take with you?
See recommended cycling equipment for your London to Paris cycle ride.


Other helpful links

Some useful links for planning your very own London to Paris cycle ride:

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