Five winter riding and nutrition tips

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Five winter riding and nutrition tips

How to stay fit, healthy and fuelled on the bike during winter


Stay focused on recovery

During the winter it’s easy to fall off the beaten track and recovery is something that can fall apart altogether, so it’s really important to plan ahead. Plan at the beginning of the week what your training sessions are going to consist of and then you can plan your food intake around that.

Recovery means more than a cup of coffee when you walk through the door

Most people want to just get in the house and get warm after a winter ride but recovery is hugely important and should start within 30 minutes of finishing a ride.

Again, when training in the cold there’s a high risk of infection and injury, so having some form of carbohydrate and protein immediately after exercise in order to start recovery. The ideal scenario when you finish a ride is to have a meal (rice or pasta and a source of lean protein) but a fast-digesting carbohydrate and protein drink is an alternative solution which is quick and easy.

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