Training

Nutrition

What you eat and drink – both on the bike and before and after training sessions – will have a big impact on your cycling performance. To help you get the most out of every pedal stroke, we've put together the nutrition and hydration articles below.

From how to stay hydrated and recover faster, to the best vitamins for cyclists and the superfoods you should be eating every day, check out the articles below and kick-start your healthy eating regime today.

  • Eat right post-ride Clocking up the miles makes you hungry, but don’t go for any old junk if you want to get the most out of the next ride…
  • How to make fruit jerky Don’t chuck fruit that’s on the turn, make it into a delicious, nutritious snack that’s perfect for long-ride fuelling...
  • Recover Right For a quick and easy post-ride recovery drink, look no further than humble chocolate milk...
  • Stay fast with fast food There are times when a protein shake and brown rice simply won’t cut it. So what’s the least bad fast food?
  • Veggie delight For a healthy tasty post-ride refuelling, try a quinoa and mushroom ‘risotto’...
  • Meat your maker Check out this guide to the nutritional pros and cons of the four major meats you’re likely to consume this summer…
  • The beet goes on Beetroot is low in fat, rich in vitamins and minerals and packed with healthy antioxidants. And it’s versatile too – you can roast it, juice it or even eat it raw...
  • Be kind to your gut If you suffer from gastrointestinal problems while exercising check out these techniques and tips you can deploy to prevent discomfort...
  • Justify your summer snacks The sun is shining, hopefully, and the ice cream van’s wailing tune is calling you, but is it ok to indulge in summer’s best-loved snacks?
  • Eat more fish! Here are three of the best options – all packed with protein, beneficial fats, vitamins and minerals...
  • Energise your ride Try these pre- and post-ride smoothies to put a spring in every pedal stroke…
  • Pancake Day Treat! Alan Murchison, executive chef at Michelin-starred L’ortolan, loves cycling. He’s put together a little bit of a treat with this pancake recipe...
  • Beat Winter Bugs Here’s our pick of the best natural remedies to help beat the winter bugs...
  • Oat Cuisine As porridge sales rocket and flapjacks fly off shelves, we find out why oats are the perfect cycling food…
  • Java Jolt Here are five alternatives to caffeine to boost your ride...
  • Have Your Cake and Eat it When it’s that time on the ride when you indulge in a well-earned slice of cake, what tasty treat should you choose?
  • Supplement Showdown Can dietary supplements improve performance beyond what can be done with just a balanced diet?
  • A Fat Load of Good Cut back on the baddies, but make sure you keep eating the goodies for their energy and healing power...
  • Carbs are King Carbohydrate, in all its forms, is what fuels your ride. Find out more here...
  • Go Nuts Check out our four nutty champions, and discover easy ways to include them in your diet today...
  • Water Works Hydrating right is not just vital for your health, it’s also important for performance...
  • Beat the Bonk The cycling phenomenon known as the bonk is no laughing matter...
  • Fast Fuel Here’s our pick of the best traditional cycle-friendly snacks to power your pedalling...
  • Control your snacking British Dietetic Association dietician Aisling Pigott on getting your snack balance right…
  • Worth the Weight We’ve put together some top advice on how good diet and effective cycle training can give you a head start if your goal is to win the battle of the bulge...