Trip Cost Breakdown

So, how much money will all this cost? This is the part of the trip I probably won’t look forward to keeping track of.

For the entire time I’m in America, I’ll blog my spending. Literally everything, as best I can and try to break it down day by day.

(Note: All my bike related gear came to £1300 rounded. I’ve been able to pay for this through retail finance at a cost of about £96 a month over the course of 1 year. Since I have to be back at work in October, 6 months of the pay period will be when I’m back earning again. But I’ll list the spending in full anyway)

Preparing Costs!

  • ESTA – £10 (didn’t need as I bought a visa to extend stay beyond 90 days)
  • Visa Photos – £7
  • B2 Tourism Visa application fee – £115
  • Train to visa interview. – £40 (*bleep*expletives*nationalrail*bleep*bleep)
  • Flight – £339 (Now is this too good to be true for a long haul international flight to the USA with a bike..?)
  • Train to collect visa £15
  • Hotel booking for arrival evening. £50 give or take
  • Travel Insurance – £126

£702

Equipment cost

  • Trek 8.6 DS bike – £810
  • Tortec Expedition rear rack – £27
  • Ortlieb back roller pair – £88
  • Carradry Handlebar bag £45
  • Topeak trunkbag – £35
  • Lights – Lezyne Hecto 300 – £42
  • Schwab Marathon 700 32c tyres x2.- £30
  • Sks Hybrid mudguards – £24
  • x3 pairs padded shorts – £68
  • Bounty trip 100 cycle computer – £31
  • Special Rib cage II x3 – £25.50
  • SIS wide neck bottle x4 – £15
  • Pump – Topeak Race Rocket – £19
  • Compact chain breaker – £10
  • pedal spanner – £8
  • Spare Inner tubes – £10
  • Tent – £45
  • Travel pillow £6
  • head torch – £30
  • Camera / SDcard / tripod – £95
  • Swiss Army Knife – £32
  • Rucksack – £13
  • First Aid kit – £7
  • Insect repellant – £4.50
  • biking shoes – £30

£1550

On The Road Costs!

Not On The Road Costs!

Total Costs!

£2252 –