I have seen several suggestions on here for buying touring equipment..... However, none of them are UK based. Does anyone have any suggestions for buying the following kit in the UK. Some can be bought at LBS, but I will like to save some money on the more expensive items!
I need the following:
Water bottle and holder
Suggestions on kit would be great, but its where to get it in the UK thats most important!!
Probikekit.com generally has the best prices around on everything, and they're in the UK.
As for camping stuff, I have no idea. But I would imagine that a Hilleberg tent is probably cheaper for your being in the UK than they are for us in the US. Then again, while extremely nice, they are probably overkill for touring.
Check our your Decathlon stores. I haven't been in the ones in the UK, but I love the ones in France. Rowan and I flew to Europe in 2007, made our way to France, staying in hostels the first few nights, and as soon as we set foot in France, found the closest Decathlon and bought a tent for the rest of our trip. That tent was (and still is) great!! It withstood all the rains of August 2007.
Go Sport in France was also a good source of cycling bits and pieces. I got my rain pants at the one in St Quentin, just outside Paris. I don't think they have an outlet in the UK, but they aren't all that far from where you are.