Road Cycling Training Nutrition (20 – 50 miles)

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Sports Nutrition is all about maintaining your energy levels and minimizing fatigue. Below are some top tips and key products that will help you get the most from your next rides – simply select all or choose the ones that you want to try!

Cycling Nutrition


Hydration

Keeping hydrated is an absolute must if you want to optimize your training benefits. Electrolytes like sodium, potassium and magnesium, are lost through sweat and need to be replaced.


Energy

Carbohydrate is the essential fuel your body needs during cycling, but your store is relatively small. Depleting your store of carbohydrate, known as glycogen depletion, can happen after one long session or several days of cycling. Glycogen depletion makes you feel like you have no energy and your legs are like lead.


Recovery

Muscles become sore and stiff when they are stressed during cycling. The depletion of muscle glycogen (muscle carb stores) can impair muscle function resulting in fatigue and reduced exercise performance. The right mix of protein and carbohydrate will help you recover after intense long lasting exercise and turn up ready to perform at your next training session.


Recommended products

ZERO

ZERO is a refreshing sugar free electrolyte drink with zero calories that makes it simple and easy to stay hydrated. With key electrolytes, sodium, potassium and magnesium, ZERO gives you what water can’t. Simply add the tablet to your water bottle.

Energy Bar

This easy to chew, great tasting Energy Bar filled with real fruits and grains provides you with both simple and complex carbohydrates to keep you fuelled during your ride.

Energy Gel

Energy Gel is a convenient, fruity gel which delivers carbohydrate straight to your muscles during exercise. Use this when you need an immediate energy boost.

Recovery Drink

A delicious tasting recovery shake for after your ride. Recovery Drink contains 18g of whey isolate, a top quality source of protein which contributes towards muscle growth and maintenance.


Race Day Nutrition

If you have entered a sportive check out our Sportive Nutrition Guide. We recommend you practise your nutrition plan for the sportive in training.


Training Plans

Looking for a training plan that will get you ready for a sportive? Our knowledgeable cycling coaches can guide you through a 12 week schedule to help you achieve your goal. The training plans are suitable for both riders new to sportives and more seasoned cyclists. Get yours here (opens in new window).

ZERO

ZERO is a refreshing, great tasting sugar free electrolyte drink with zero calories for during exercise and throughout the day.

 

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Energy Bar – optional

Energy Bar is an easy to chew, great tasting bar filled with real fruits and grains to provide you with both simple and complex carbohydrates during exercise or throughout the day.

Please note that Energy Bar Caramel an Energy Bar Berry Yoghurt were previously in the SportsBar range. 

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750ml Drinks Bottle – optional

Professional quality drinks bottle with fast flow pull nipple.

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Energy Gel – optional

Energy Gel is a convenient, fruity gel which delivers carbohydrate straight to your muscles during exercise.

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Recovery Drink – optional

A delicious tasting shake for use after exercise. Recovery Drink contains 18g of whey isolate, a top quality source of protein which contributes towards muscle growth and maintenance.

Please note that this product was previously named 'Protein Recovery'

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