I recently made a cycle touring kit list just as I make lists for everything else. It’s one of the many techniques I use to minimise making silly mistakes, forgetting things and managing priorities. If this sounds a little like you then perhaps you will like my cycle touring kit list too.
Here is my master cycle touring kit list, the one that informs all the other smaller kit lists I make. If I’m packing for a cycle trip this is the first thing I look at.
I never take everything, it’s more a selection that I can pick and choose from to make sure I don’t forget anything on a cycle tour.