5 High Energy Snacks For Endurance Cycling
How to Fuel Your Bike ride
When cycling especially long distances, like our CEO Mark Fairweather did for his Tour de France challenge you need to make sure you are properly fueling your body. Snacking during your bike ride will help improve your cycling performance as it is vital to refuel during long rides. Here are some natural, healthy fueling snacks that you can munch on during your long ride to keep your energy up.
Take A Date On Your Bike Ride
Dates are not only a great snack to have whilst cycling but wonderful for satisfying your sweet tooth. The sugar in dates helps provide you with a quick burst of energy as well as also slowly releasing energy over an extended period of time, for instance a long bike ride on a sunny day. You only need a couple of dates on your ride as they are energy dense and sensationally sweet.
If you prefer a rich toffee taste with a sweet and sticky flavour our Stoned-Sayer Dates are the perfect date for you, however if you prefer a honey-like taste that melts in the mouth, our Deglet Dates are a perfect for snacking on.
Take Some Trail Mix On Your Bike Trail
Another snack that is perfect bike riding food is a tasty trail mix. Trail mix is not only easy to transport and deliciously moreish it is also packed full of goodness. Whether you buy a bag of trail mix, like our naturally tasty trail mix that consists of raisins, dried apricots, banana chips, almonds and flaked coconut that is high in fibre and perfect as a snack on the go, or, choose to make your own; it’s a fantastic snack!
See our range of dried fruit nuts and seeds to get inspiration on what homemade trail mixes you can make with our products.
Bananas Are Nature’s Natural Energy Bar
Bananas are a go to cycling snack! Packed full of potassium they help replenish the electrolytes lost through sweating as well as helps recharge your energy levels. They are great to eat before, during, or after a long bike ride and can be consumed in a variety of different ways, from smoothies and shakes to porridge topping and as a snack of banana chips.
If you don’t want your bananas to brown quickly, opting for our dried banana chips is a great alternative! They are chewy and sweet, and a perfect bike ride treat. Whether you take one of our sweet and chewy snack packs with full banana flavour on the go or grab a few of our sweet and crisp banana chips that are great to snack on, you’ll get the burst of energy you need to fuel your bike ride.
If you want the best out of a bike ride you need nourishment to keep up with the energy demands of cycling. That doesn’t mean you can’t have delicious, nutritional food to snack on whilst you are out on your ride to improve the duration and intensity of your workout.