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What's the best cycling food? Help decide the road.cc People's Choice

Vote for the best food to keep you fuelled on the road

What's the best food to keep you fuelled up while you're riding? Tell us in this week's People's Choice poll.

Energy bars or chocolate bars? Fruit or sandwiches? You've got to eat on longer rides, but everyone has different tastes and preferences. Some like easily-carried sport nutrition products, others prefer to stop at a cafe. 

What's your favourite? Here's your chance to tell us.

Here's how it works:

  • Post a comment to nominate your favourite food. Check it hasn't already been nominated. Add a link to a place you can buy it if you like.
  • Like a comment to vote for that food. 
  • One comment per product. Any multiple comments will be deleted and their likes will not count towards a product's score. The first nomination will be the one that is counted.
  • One product per comment. Otherwise the voting doesn't make any sense.
  • Maximum 30 nominations per award. Once we hit 30 nominations we will close the nomination process.
  • All votes will be counted up until the closing date. Votes after this may appear but will not be counted.
  • We reserve the right to remove any comment at our sole discretion.
  • Closing date is 10am, Wednesday, August 10.

Over to you!

John has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.

He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.

Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for CyclingNews.com. Along with road.cc founder Tony Farrelly, John was on the launch team for BikeRadar.com and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.

John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of TotalWomensCycling.com before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.

He joined road.cc in 2013. He lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.

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Jitensha Oni | 7 years ago
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but going for the ethnic vote -

Bara brith sarnie with a Welsh clotted cream filling

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/clotted-cream-for-wales/

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Argos74 | 7 years ago
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Egg sandwich. Two egg omelette with chorizo and spinach for preference.

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Argos74 | 7 years ago
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Bananas.

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kevvjj | 7 years ago
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White bread vegemite/marmite sandwich

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DrG82 | 7 years ago
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I like to start a longer ride with some proper savoury food and then move to the gels and other crap when things start hitting the fan.
A few mini pork pies go down lovely followed on by a jam sarnie and a banana.
At a feed stop on a sportive I did a while back I had someone trying to buy my second pork pie off me so it's not just me.

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Jitensha Oni replied to DrG82 | 7 years ago
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DrG82 wrote:

A few mini pork pies go down lovely followed on by a jam sarnie and a banana.

It has to be two pork pies and then a strawberry yoghurt.

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Dogless | 7 years ago
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Sesame snaps

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DoctorFish | 7 years ago
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Dates.  Yum.

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BobGently | 7 years ago
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Chia Charge flapjacks. Delicious and energy boosting

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DavidJ | 7 years ago
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Soreen malt loaf. They come in a handy, single person serving size of one loaf

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jollygoodvelo | 7 years ago
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Honey roast cashews.

Sugar, salt, protein, loads of energy, plus magnesium, zinc, selenium etc.  Magic.

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paulocezzar | 7 years ago
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Raw energy bars - no cooking needed 

I have made a couple of times and it tastes good too.

For the ultimate in simplicity, make a raw energy bar using this formula: 1/3 dates (Medjool dates work best), 1/3 dried fruit, 1/3 nuts/seeds. Mix thoroughly in a food processor, press firmly into a baking tray, refrigerate and cut into slices.
Read more at http://www.mbr.co.uk/news/how-to-make-a-homemade-energy-bar-329390#thT6S...

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adamthekiwi | 7 years ago
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I get sick of sweet stuff pretty quickly, and I find a bit of protein helps me along better than just carbs - my new favourite is cheese and peanut butter sandwiches. Two of those and a couple of Clif Shot Bloks when I was starting to blow at the end got me through the whole of the RideLondon...

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Grizzerly | 7 years ago
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Bread pudding. 

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step83 | 7 years ago
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Pot noodle?

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HowardR | 7 years ago
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........ liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti -

Ops! - Wrong forum

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VonPinkhoffen | 7 years ago
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Finely sliced medium-rare Chateaubriand in a sourdough roll with peppercorn sauce.

Not the easiest to eat on the move, but a gentleman should dine on nothing less. 

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Alessandro replied to VonPinkhoffen | 7 years ago
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VonPinkhoffen wrote:

Finely sliced medium-rare Chateaubriand in a sourdough roll with peppercorn sauce.

Not the easiest to eat on the move, but a gentleman should dine on nothing less. 

May I ask for your recommendation of what to put in my bidon to accompany it?

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StraelGuy replied to Alessandro | 7 years ago
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AST1986 wrote:
VonPinkhoffen wrote:

Finely sliced medium-rare Chateaubriand in a sourdough roll with peppercorn sauce.

Not the easiest to eat on the move, but a gentleman should dine on nothing less. 

May I ask for your recommendation of what to put in my bidon to accompany it?

 

A nicely aged Italian Barolo would accompany Chateaubriand rather nicely and a bottle would decant perfectly into a 750ml bidon.

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Yorkshire wallet | 7 years ago
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Dripping sandwich.

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Leviathan replied to Yorkshire wallet | 7 years ago
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Those energy jelly shots.

Yorkshire wallet wrote:

Dripping sandwich.

Dripping with what exactly?

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PaulBox | 7 years ago
2 likes

Jelly babies (for same reason as Malt Loaf got another nomination... smiley )

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Lamb Henry | 7 years ago
4 likes

Fig Rolls

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Looper35uk | 7 years ago
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Bananas.

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Ad Hynkel | 7 years ago
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Malt loaf, as the post above has 2 products... read rules...  1

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SamShaw | 7 years ago
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Do we actually need this vote? CAKE is clearly going to be the winner. Everyone knows that.

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JoeyL | 7 years ago
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Cheese, ham and pesto pittas!

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stephen connor | 7 years ago
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Mini Brioche rolls with jam / peanut butter and jam

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stephen connor | 7 years ago
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Tub of maltodextrin for energy drink

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vsmith1 | 7 years ago
2 likes

Jelly Babies and Malt Loaf

 

Coffee and cake comes in at a stop.

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