It’s ‘Nutrition Week’ on Cycling Weekly - here’s how to ensure you’re optimally fuelled to hit your riding goals

From the 24th-28th July here at Cycling Weekly, we’ll be doing our bit to provide you with tips on how to what you need nutrition-wise, and where to get it

Male cyclist eating an energy bar
(Image credit: Future)

If you want the best output from your legs, you need the best input in terms of your fuelling – but what, exactly, should that consist of?

We’ll begin with the essentials, such as how to get your fuelling right for rides of every length and what to drink when cycling,

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Anna Marie Abram
Fitness Features Editor

I’ve been hooked on bikes ever since the age of 12 and my first lap of the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in the bright yellow kit of the Hillingdon Slipstreamers. For a time, my cycling life centred around racing road and track. 

But that’s since broadened to include multiday two-wheeled, one-sleeping-bag adventures over whatever terrain I happen to meet - with a two-week bikepacking trip from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia being just the latest.

I still enjoy lining up on a start line, though, racing the British Gravel Championships and finding myself on the podium at the enduro-style gravel event, Gritfest in 2022.

Height: 177cm

Weight: 60–63kg