If you’re going to try one of our recommended cycling routes around Yorkshire this weekend, you’ll need some delicious snacks to keep you going on the way. From getting enough carbohydrates to hydrating properly, it’s much easier to eat little and often than one big meal, so with than in mind, here are our top 10 snacks for cyclists!
A snack pork pie, or two!
Perfect for stashing in your lunch box, our snack pork pies are packed full of protein and are great for a hearty energy boost. If you find the snack size a little bit too large, you can also enjoy our mini pork pies!
It sounds super simple, but apples are a source of carbohydrates, fibre, and of course water! Slice one up to make it even easier to snack on during your bike ride, and pair it with a pork pie for a mini “meal”.
Yoghurt is full of calcium and vitamin B-12, so it’s no wonder it’s always being touted as good for you! It makes a great snack, or you can add some fruit for something a bit more filling.
Dried fruit is perfect to munch on if you’re feeling peckish but can’t quite face lunch yet. You can buy it in any health food store, but it’s more fun to make your own. Add your favourite dried fruit and nuts, and away you go.
One of our favourite lunch-time snacks is some sweet potato. Sliced into cubes, cooked and seasoned, it’s really delicious, high in carbs and low in fat, making it the perfect food for the halfway point on your bike ride.
Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Peanut butter is a classic source of fat and protein, and of course bread is full of carbs! If you need a more substantial lunch it will give you plenty of energy for the rest of your ride.
Breakfast bars aren’t always known for being terribly healthy, but if you make your own with oats and fruit they can actually be a great snack for cycling. We like this recipe for a delicious energy-boosting snack.
Believe it or not, gummy bears (or any jelly sweets) make a really effective snack if you’re feeling fatigued. They’re full of sugar after all! What’s more, if you’re on a group bike ride they’ll make you the most popular person there!
Just like our pork pies, dried meat is a great source of protein and there are some really delicious jerky snacks on the market, like these from Serious Pig.
It’s really important to keep hydrated during your bike ride, and isotonic drinks are more effective than plain old water. We’re normally a fan of making everything from scratch, but this is one area we’d rather buy our favourite brand than make our own!