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  • timberjohn27
    Jul 13, 2018

    Hi, I am reasonably fit, have been riding Sportives and similar for a few years and thought i had my nutrition reasonably well organised. recently , although did happen a few times last year , i have been suffering with quite bad stomach discomfort after the first couple of hours of relatively intense cycling. it is not quite nausea or a sickness feeling however feels like bad indegestion and that i have a 'ball' / heavy, churning feeling in my stomach. it does improve with eating and i am aware with adrenelin etc excitement i sometimes find it difficult to eat but always have breakfast although sometimes only 1 to 2 hours before the start of the event. it really impacts on my ride and is annoying. i have thought it could be dehydration or certain caffine containing gels reacting badly, any thoughts or similar experiences ?? Please help. I didn't find the right solution from the Internet. References:- https://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12855227 Online Video Production Service Thanks!
  • aryetoryn
    Jun 9, 2018

    HI, I am a cycling newbie. I mean I have done London to Brighton twice and London to Canterbury last year. Now I'm training for my first 100-mile Surrey Prudential ride in a few weeks time. I'm 36 and relatively fit for an average person. When It comes to cycling obviously there's a long way for me. When I did Box Hill a couple of times, most people were overtaking me. Each time my time was between 12-13 minutes so much scope for improvement. Having said that I usually do it having already cycled around 40 miles from London so my legs are tired. Now, my question is related to: 1) what to eat/drink in preparation for the ride (two weeks before the ride, the day before the ride, etc) 2) what to eat/drink during the ride In previous rides/training, I'd usually drink water with some dissolved electrolytes tablets and eat/drink energy gels. I'm concerned with calf cramps and would like to minimise the risk of having one. It happened to me a few times while doing Ditchling Beacon. Apart from training, is there any nutritional help with cramps. I have seen a you tube video where a guy recommends something called Glutamine Select but I'm not of your opinions. Anything else? Any help will be apprecited. I didn't find the right solution from the Internet. References: https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?t=107615 software explainer example Thank you.
  • aryetoryn
    Jun 9, 2018

    HI, I'm fairly new to cycling (3 weeks) I've slowly built up to a 25 mile ride. However when I first did a 20 mile ride I found my energy levels just switched off after 15 miles. I've been using gels since and haven't had any problems. However I've been looking at the options available and I've got a question. If I was to get an energy drink, would I no longer need gels or would the drink and gels work together? Any help will be apprecited. I didn't find the right solution from the Internet. References: https://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12902538 Business Solution Video Thank you.