Rebecca Charlton

Usually I have a healthy appetite but find it is severely suppressed after longer rides of 60 miles plus. I recently completed a 100-miler and carried nuts, protein bars and gels, but could only manage a few gels.

The problem continues post-ride, and I feel it's affecting my recovery. Come the next day, I eat like a horse but fear it's too late. Should I try new foods, or try to survive on gels alone?

Thomas Pink, Watford

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