CTC's picture

Energy on the Move

To keep riding strongly on a long ride, you must keep your carbohydrate stores topped up. Coach Joe Beer has some suggestions
Sportive nutrition

Fuel is essential to complete a long day-ride like a typical sportive or audax event. And the fuel that cyclists need is carbohydrate. Forget calorie counting or a low-carbohydrate Atkins diet: you’ll be running on empty with either. You need to build up muscle stores of carbohydrate the week before the event and to graze on carbohydrate during the ride. That way you’ll feel strong from start to finish.

To read the full magazine article, please click on the PDF below.

Syndicate content


  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541

Copyright © CTC 2015

Terms and Conditions