It’s now been a year since I started as a Sustrans Volunteer Ranger. During that time I’ve been out on my bike 12 times to inspect the route, and have put up or repaired over 120 signs! It’s been good fun so far, and good for my fitness too. Hopefully my bits of route 13 and route 30 are now being kept in good shape.
On each ride I take my signing kit with me. It all fits nicely into this old conference shoulder bag I found in a cupboard.
Inside, I have a number of items. The temporary ranger signs are stored in a DIY holder, comprising old envelopes stuck on to both sides of a piece of stiff card.
I then have a spray bottle of sugar-soap solution and some wipes for cleaning posts before applying the signs, some leaflets and post-cards about Sustrans, a hammer and nails (for the rigid plastic signs) a staple gun (for attaching signs to telegraph poles) and assorted cable ties (for the rigid plastic signs).