As one of sport’s most physically gruelling disciplines, nutrition plays a huge part in cycling success at all levels, from fighting fatigue to supporting recovery. The intensity and effort required in cycling demands a nutritional programme that provides energy, power and stamina to succeed.
Our selection of Energy & Endurance supplements were specifically designed for cyclists and anyone undertaking regular endurance exercise.
The range includes a choice of fast-acting carbohydrates to provide quick energy boosts
Those looking to break their PB's might also want to try Beta Alanine or Citrulline Malate to keep their performance at the highest level when the pressure is really on.
Whilst distances and workloads vary, the common factor with any cycling discipline is that your body must produce the power and intensity to reach the finish line as quickly as possible.
Although the concept is quite similar, the nutritional requirements for endurance and sprint events are different; long distance cyclists must be proficient in utilising all forms of fuel in the body - whilst sprint cyclists need the type of fuel that can provide explosive bursts of power.
In all disciplines of cycling, exercise must promote a number of physiological changes to help make the body more efficient and improve physical performance
Carbohydrates are essential to fuel both long and short distance cycling by keeping muscle-glycogen concentrations high. When concentrations are low, performance will be negatively affected. It has been shown that insufficient amounts of carbohydrates can also affect an athlete's co-ordination as the Central Nervous System becomes fatigued.
Whether you're a competitive cyclist or you simply ride for fun, it is vital to ensure you have sufficient glycogen stores and hydration levels to maximise your performance.
Due to the high work rates in both distance and sprint cycling, it is advisable to consume high amounts of protein and carbohydrates upon completing a session.