Endurance nutrition

Can anyone direct me to a website/place which sells ridiculously cheap nutrition/gels/hydration powders?

These long rides are becoming expensive!

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  • High 5 always seem to have some sort of deal on the go, seen recently on wiggle and Planet x site

  • I used to use gels / bars / sports drink / nuun for all my long rides

    now I use some sports drink, but also regularly use orange/grapefruit cordial, hot x buns, malt loaf, marmalade sandwiches, etc. I carry a couple of gels for emergencies.  Diluted coke works well for sports drink replenishment on the go.

    I make rice cakes from a book called 'feed zone portables' - lots of real food ideas in there

    I generally buy gels / sports drink in bulk when various sites have sales

  • A website called sports pursuit sometimes has nutrition deals. I got some maxifuel gels for half price off there not long ago.

  • Wiggle currently have a good percentage off and Sports Pursuit too

    OC is right too.. lots more you can do for yourself that may work out slightly cheaper

  • Very useful thanks. Never thought about making stuff! I shall try to mix it up!

  • I have always used peanut butter and cheese toasted sarnies, I toast them so they are a bit easier to carry and eat on the go, I have recently added a pub lunch on my long rides, not sure if thats effective nutrition image

  • Just seen that Sports Pursuit has a pretty good deal on SIS energy bars at the moment in case you were interested.

  • Mini Pork pies,

     

    and of course for T1 the legendary "Min Buttie"

  • As above I find wine gums in a bento box every few miles just as useful. Unless your at the very top end of racing and looking to get into team GB you don't have to use expensive gels every single training ride. If you can use whatever your A race sill be giving out will be useful just to get your tummy used to it.

  • Fairly new to long rides myself but I use a sports electrolyte drink or orange squash in combination with either jelly babies,  jaffa cakes or malt loaf ......doesn't help with the saddle sore arse though im afraid image

  • I'm following Cake's approach... have found out what my A event offers, have bought some, and will use them close to the event to ensure that I can stomach them.... other than that, bananas, cake and whatever else I find in the pantry!

    lets be honest.... its all prep for an Ironman on my 100th birthday
  • I use this place http://www.discount-supplements.co.uk/

    They always have something useful. Just got the buy one get one free on the High5 Energy gels, 2 * 20 for £19.95, although I actually wanted the isogel bogof with 2 * 25 for £19.95 but there out of stock still.

    On very long runs I still prefer proper food, peanut butter and jam wraps are my fave image along with malt loaf if its sliced thinly.

    I am not doing long enough rides yet to worry about it image

  • Yeah, they're the people I've used a few times too... no problems so far!

    lets be honest.... its all prep for an Ironman on my 100th birthday
  • i used them - useless, sent me a package of out of date and split gels. I got my money back and kep the gels so not all bad.

     

    i prefer 9bars (hint hint) and a chunk of soreen for longer rides

  • Can I just say: pork pies, malt loaf, Jaffa cakes, jelly babies, marmalade sandwiches, peanut butter and cheese toasties - YUM! This is my idea of a perfect meal. image

  • O.rangeCannon (kona-7) wrote (see)

    I useit to use gels / bars / sports drink / nuun for all my long rides

    now I use some sports drink, but also regularly use orange/grapefruit cordial, hot x buns, malt loaf, marmalade sandwiches, etc. I carry a couple of gels for emergencies.  Diluted coke works well for sports drink replenishment on the go. I make rice cakes from a book called 'feed zone portables' - lots of real food ideas in there I generally buy gels / sports drink in bulk when various sites have sales

    It better be a good book, I have ordered It today in prep for Outlaw fuel image

  • roast potatoes and yorkshire puddings for me image

     

     

    ( that's *if* the kids don't hoover them all up at the sunday roast)

  • Oh and fig rolls Mrs Cake put me on to them for the carb's and complex and none conplex sugar's. Worked well last year for long rides other than when it rained in which case I got a blob of mash in my bento box.image

  • Oooh fig rolls, I hadn't thought of using those but I will do now image

  • last out of the water wrote (see)
    O.rangeCannon (kona-7) wrote (see)
    I useit to use gels / bars / sports drink / nuun for all my long rides now I use some sports drink, but also regularly use orange/grapefruit cordial, hot x buns, malt loaf, marmalade sandwiches, etc. I carry a couple of gels for emergencies.  Diluted coke works well for sports drink replenishment on the go. I make rice cakes from a book called 'feed zone portables' - lots of real food ideas in there I generally buy gels / sports drink in bulk when various sites have sales

    It better be a good book, I have ordered It today in prep for Outlaw fuel image

     

    I think its better for training than for racing image

  • Helpful heads-up on the fig rolls, thanks.  55p and they helped adequately fuel me for century ride yesterday (supplementing flapjack and sports drink).  Now to find a way of carrying and accessing 1/2KG of them!

  • Interesting reading. It's always been a problem for me. Too many jels and unnatural foods have an undesirable effect on the digestive  system. Fig rolls sounds a good one. Soreen good but chewy on the go I'm guessing. 

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