Fuel and Nutrition

Fuel and Nutrition

Road cycling is a sport full of companies trying to sell you something or convert you into their way of doing things. From bike...

For the past couple of years I have suffered with exercise-induced rhinitis. Or as my wife calls it ‘cycle snot.’ I have also felt...

Most of us know that our body needs protein to build and maintain muscle as well as help perform in many other bodily tasks....

Cycling and caffeine go together like bread and jam. It’s a partnership borne out of tradition and a potential training benefit. But does caffeine...

Fat gets something of a bad rap in the media. Thanks to those people who can’t say no to that extra helping of chips...

Fuelling really can make or break a ride. Take on too much and your body will have trouble balancing the needs of digestion with...

If you read ‘Good nutrition can transform your cycling’, you may remember I mentioned fuelling every day for a ride whether you go out...

Nutrition and fuelling for cycling are pet subjects of mine. Having battled with my diet for years in order to increase it enough to...

The energy drinks industry is worth hundreds of millions of pounds and has runners and cyclists firmly in its sights. With all the complex...

‘Tis the season to be jolly and we will all likely be enjoying a few more drinks than usual over the Christmas period. But...

As someone with a genuine gluten intolerance, I find it difficult to find suitable products to both provide fuel before a ride and during....
Drinking while cycling

There are few things as important as hydration. The need for water pervades every aspect of our lives. Yet when you exercise it becomes...
Energy gels for cyclists

The exercise food market has exploded these last few years. We now have more energy, recovery and even preparation products than ever before. It...

Carb or carbo loading, is a method of ensuring you have enough energy for an endurance event. It is a technique that has been...

Fasted riding is a useful training technique for fat burning and training your body to turn fat into fuel a bit faster. If you...

Despite what the Carry On films lead you to believe, bonking is not a good thing. Most cyclists do it at one point or...

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