Hydration is key, too. A small dip in hydration levels can lead to a big dip in power levels – that’s one of the things I used to keep an eye on when I was training and racing.
Obviously when you’re pedaling all day you burn quite a lot of calories, use a lot of energy and lose a lot of liquid through sweat so you need to replace all that.
It’s just about keeping on top of them – eat and drink little and often. If you’re hungry or thirsty then it’s too late – it’s an aspect to cycling that you need to be on top of before you realise you need it. It’s just about keeping those supplies topped up.
Taking place over the bank holiday weekend of May 24 -May 26, Curadmir is a fully-supported sportive covering 360 miles in three days, through some of the wildest and most remote terrain in Ulster. For more information, visit www.curadmir.com