…every fan needs
1 A radio
Otherwise you have no idea what is going on.
2 An OS map
Otherwise you have no idea where anywhere is.
3 Weather protection
Sun hat, waterproofs, woolly jumper. Some days, all three.
4 Food and drink
Handy for out-of-the-way spots.
5 A programme
That way when you see your first lock-to-lock tankslapper you can identify the hapless sod on the bike – or even congratulate him later in the paddock.
6 A phone
Just don’t stick it in the riders’ faces as they go past, eh?