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Essential Road Cycling Gear for Hot Weather

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Cycling In The Heat

There’s an old saying from a Noel Coward song that only “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun”. Really that has to extend to cyclists too. We often set out early but many rides take us into the heat of the day. Environmental strain can have a dramatic effect on our cycling.

We need to prepare both our body and kit to deal with conditions of extreme heat and the potentially damaging rays of the sun.

After the hardships of riding through winter a great summer day’s cycling ride can really put a smile on our face. As we speed along we create a current of wind to cool us adding to our comfort. Still, we need to be aware of the risks of dehydration, sunburn and the subsequent implications a mechanical problem could have.

Cycling Energy Gels & Chews: Rich Nutrition or Hype?

Cycling Energy Gel Reviews

Are Energy Gels for Cycling the Best Nutritional Choice?

Cycling is a demanding sport and a fantastic workout. Like with any other exercise, refuelling your body after your ride is essential for good health. But what about longer rides and races? When your energy level starts to sag, sometimes you need a boost.

Energy gels are heralded as a breakthrough for endurance athletes of all types. They provide a dense energy supply in an accessible form, and they’re supposed to be packed with exactly what your body needs on a ride: electrolytes and quick carbohydrates.

These little packs come in a handy flat tube that you can tear open and consume. They also come in ‘chew’ form.

But do they work?

You might be surprised at what’s in the average cycling energy gel pack. And what’s not.

Are energy gels for cycling the answer to your sagging energy levels after a long race? Read on to find out.