Those little sachets of gloop are supposedly designed for peak performance. Although different brands throw a new spin on things, the standard approach is to prescribe gels packed with sugar and caffeine.
If you've been around mountain biking for any length of time, you’ll have seen your fair share of shiny sachets full of this neon gel. But do they actually help YOUR riding?
One of the most impressive men to have ever climbed on a bike, Mark Beaumont
, has a very different approach to nutrition and fueling yourself. Amazingly, it seems that eating a balanced diet which mainly consists of natural food
is the best way to go, more on that later…
Times have changed, after all it is 2018 and it is about time cycling caught up with other sports which are taking nutrition a bit more seriously. And whilst you don't need to feed like those skinny dudes racing up Alpe d'Heuz, some nutrition upgrades can make your rides more enjoyable.
If you are a mountain biking enthusiast who enjoys hitting the trails at the weekend and you care about improving (or not dying at the back like me), this guide will allow you to find that next gear.
Don’t panic, this isn’t where we tell you to quit the chocolate cake at the trail centre for good. In fact, this is very much about being able to have your cake and eat it… (At the right time).