For most people, the commute to work takes place in the early morning. This is the perfect time to do a fasted ride.
This means riding before you have eaten and fasted training can be a great tool to lose weight and train your body to use fat as the dominant fuel source.
Fasted rides need to be kept at a relatively low intensity so, therefore, I would recommend you give yourself a little bit more time for the ride than normal.
The idea behind a fasted ride is to train with in a carbohydrate state, so the good news is that a black coffee is still fine before you get out of the door.
If you struggle with the hunger side of things (as I know I do) you can also eat something that is high in protein but with very low carbohydrate levels – a protein shake (made with water) can work well.
You can find out more about fasted training here.