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A place for everything and everything in its place.

Are you ready for the ride?

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August 26th, 2015

Having a place for everything and everything in its place saves time (and sometimes opportunities too).

Do you know someone (perhaps yourself!) who spends ten minutes looking for their gloves, pump every single ride? Or a friend who every time they leave the house, must turn it inside out searching for their wallet or lock key? When you have a set place for all of your possessions, you can grab them and go. If you’re in the habit of haphazardly dropping your cycle equipment around the house after a long ride, you may do so because you feel it takes too much time to put them in their proper places, or because you’re just too tired from the commute. But by spending and expending a minute of time and a bit of energy now, you’ll save yourself from a ten-minute hunt and a lot of hassle the next day, not missing the next opportunity when you friend asks you for a spontaneous hour in the saddle.

“Military personnel of every grade must especially avoid slovenliness: they must bear in mind the proverb, ‘a place for everything and everything in it’s place!’…When a soldier, sailor or Airman/woman can bring themselves to be habitually exact in small things, they may be safely regarded as reliable in important matters: but he who is negligent over apparent trifles, will find it difficult, if not impossible, to be punctual on occasions of the greatest moment.” – 1855

Kitbrix Cycling BagKitBrix has been designed specifically to ensure you save time, energy and money through simple and effective kit organisation.


During the build of KitBrix I used to use a NorthFace 100Ltr bag and a series of smaller bags for when I wanted to conduct one other sport. I timed myself in a very geeky way when I was packing, unpacking and looking for kit – 7 hours 37 minutes in ONE MONTH I spent looking for or splitting up various pieces of equipment or clothing. That’s a whole day! A huge annual cost if you judge your time with a monetary value, which you should!


Kitbrix Cycling Bag2

Sometimes a hunt for a lost item comes up empty – it is never found again, forcing you to buy a replacement. You don’t have any idea what happened to it – and that’s precisely the problem. There’s no set place you keep it, so it could have ended up anywhere. Sometimes a misplaced item is eventually found – but because it was stored carelessly, it was damaged, and you still have to buy another.


Kitbrix Cycling Bag3KitBrix draws upon the simplicity of a military inspired open box system.


I have included a picture of my kit in my Swim and Run KitBrix. This allows me to use each bag independently or join the two together as a rucksack. For Cycling, especially in a group or team, our cycle bags remain steady in the boot, easily identifiable through large ID pouches and ‘stand up’ nature. This makes life easy for you, the Team Coach and Kit Manager. Team bags can also be zipped together for easy transportation allowing you to know exactly which bag is yours on each section of ride.

Having a place for everything and everything in its place will make life smoother and less stressful.


Keeping your kit in order gives you a sense of peace and confidence, and conserves your willpower. Being able to get out the door without first running around like a headless chicken only adds to this invaluable sense of calm and control.

We have included a checklist in this blog piece to help you organise your kit for that 1-day ride or for a Sportive.

No fuss, just organised kit #keepittogether

Robert Aldous

Founder of KitBrix Ltd

Download the KitBrix Cycling 1 Day Sportive Checklist

Very Handy!

Checklist – 1 day cycle or sportive

One Response to “A place for everything and everything in its place.

Are you ready for the ride?

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