Video: Team Sky's fuelling tips for recreational riders
Geraint Thomas and Ben Swift offer nutritional advice for the rest of us
Sports nutrition brand CNP has hooked up with Team Sky to produce a series of videos covering nutrition for cyclists featuring a number of Sky's top riders and backroom staff.
In this one, Nigel Mitchell, Team Sky’s Head of Nutrition, advises club and recreational riders to have a bar every hour on rides longer than about two hours, and suggests mixing sports-specific nutrition with everyday foods like bananas.
Mitchell also advises riders to carry an emergency gel in the same way that they carry a spare inner tube, to help get home.
Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas advises eating a little and often and to try out foods before an important ride.
Fellow Sky rider Ben Swift says that he used to struggle with fuelling before deciding to drink every 5mins during a race and to eat every 15mins.