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It's been a while since I needed to buy energy bars... My 6 mile commute doesn't really stress me.  3

But, I'm doing the Cheshire Cat this weekend and will need all the dietary help I can muster. What bars / gels / jelly babies etc. are worth carrying?

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FatCycleRider [24 posts] 5 years ago
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Zipvit bars, gels and sweets are very good.

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DaveP [412 posts] 5 years ago
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Zipvit... Didn't they have a banner ad on here?

Time to Google  26

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therevokid [972 posts] 5 years ago
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+1 for the zipvit stuff ...  1

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demoff [327 posts] 5 years ago
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I have been using Mule bars for the last couple of months with no problems. Summer Pudding and Liquorice Allsorts being just 2 of what are some quirky flavours.

Gels you can't beat Powerbar in my opinion.

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mancsi [97 posts] 5 years ago
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What would you advise to a type 1 diabetic? Slow releasing carbs? Jacket potato and brown rice? ha any ideas?

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Simon_MacMichael [2467 posts] 5 years ago
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mancsi wrote:

What would you advise to a type 1 diabetic? Slow releasing carbs? Jacket potato and brown rice? ha any ideas?

It might be worth you having a look around the Team Type 1 website to see if there are any hints and tips there, or even emailing them for advice. If anyone knows about nutrition for cyclists who are diabetic, it will be them.

www.teamtype1.org/

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DaveP [412 posts] 5 years ago
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demoff wrote:

I have been using Mule bars for the last couple of months with no problems. Summer Pudding and Liquorice Allsorts being just 2 of what are some quirky flavours.

Gels you can't beat Powerbar in my opinion.

Mule? New to me. Flavours sound fun. Powerbar should be Easy enough to get for the weekend.  1

Cheers.

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Chimpage [5 posts] 5 years ago
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mancsi wrote:

What would you advise to a type 1 diabetic? Slow releasing carbs? Jacket potato and brown rice? ha any ideas?

in addition this site is also quite good for info..
http://www.runsweet.com/index.html

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demoff [327 posts] 5 years ago
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DaveP if you have a big Tesco local they should have special 3 packs of Summer Pudding Mule Bars slightly smaller than the standard bar, normally with the rest of the cereal bars.