Re-fueling whilst cycling

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Poppyman, 21 Apr 2017.

  1. Poppyman

    Poppyman Regular

    As a new member this thread must have been covered before but as a novice i was wondering what people snack on to keep up energy levels whislt cycling. Is it a quick sugar boost like jelly-babies or like peanut butter sandwiches or does it depend on whether it melts or sticks together on hot days.
  2. S-Express

    S-Express Guest

    Depends on the distance/duration of the ride. Anything under 90mins/2hrs can generally be ridden on just fluids.
  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Barmy in Barming
    Anything I can get my hands on. Sweet or savoury.
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  4. k_green

    k_green Active Member

    Up to 30 miles, just water.
    Up to 60 miles, cake stop and some fruit & nuts as well as water.
    Beyond that I usually add peanut butter flapjack, maybe some lunch (beans or cheese on toast/jacket potato), plus squash and a pinch of salt in my water bottle.
  5. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Flapjacks as basic fuel from 15 miles after a start or restart and then every ten, dextrose tabs if I don't eat enough and need a quick response, proper food at lunch stops with lots of protein. Little and often water, with more when it's hot.
  6. rugby bloke

    rugby bloke Über Member

    Lots of water, a jelly baby every 5 miles (not that I need them but i feel I should mark the achievement), anything beyond 30 miles is going to require a food stop for me - something along the line of flap jack or malt loaf.
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  7. Rooster1

    Rooster1 Hornblower

  8. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Barmy in Barming

    Is there a sweet sausage?
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  9. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    South coast, UK
    There are sweet cigarettes, so why not?
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  10. OP

    Poppyman Regular

    Thanks for your replies and different ideas.
  11. Mo1959

    Mo1959 Guru

    Oh, I remember them. They even had red colouring at the end to look like they were lit. Lol
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  12. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

  13. theloafer

    theloafer Guru

    newton aycliffe
    this work great for me :hungry:

    More delicious than shop bought malt loaf and so easy to fling together
    a child can do it. This must be one of the only cake mixtures that looks and tastes
    pretty revolting in the bowl, but honestly, the end result is well worth the complete lack of effort...

    Best sliced thinly and eaten with butter or jam.

    1 mug of Kellogg's All-Bran
    1 mug of either currants, mixed dried fruit or sultanas
    1 mug of milk
    1 mug of self-raising flour
    A generous half-mug of caster or soft brown sugar


    1. Put everything except the flour in a large bowl and leave the mixture to stand for about an hour.

    2. Grease and long-strip-line a standard size loaf tin and pre-heat the oven to approximately Gas Mark 3 (160 C)

    3. Sift the flour into the soggy mixture, stir it in well and pour the whole lot into the loaf tin, spreading it evenly up to the sides.

    4. Bake in a cool oven for about an hour and a half, until a skewer or sharp knife inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
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  14. Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

    Sausage butties and Kendal Mint Cake.

    Slightly more serious addendum: Unless you're in a serious sporting event, it probably won't matter much what you eat as long as you eat little and often.
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  15. Peanut butter and marmite sandwiches. Pork pies.
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