mid-event feeding. what do you like?
Non-timed mountain bike ride – Baguette and paté (and maybe red wine). Orange segments if it’s hot.
Mountain bike race – One of whatever they’ve got, as fast as possible (small energy bars, fruit pate, bits of banana)
Road ride – Pain d’epice, bananas, bars. Maybe a gel for later.
MmmmPosted 3 years ago
A good selection of sweet and savoury is good I think. Doing the Etape Eryri I was overjoyed to see some bitesize cheese rolls as I was sick of sweet tasting energy bars/drinks/gels. Oh and a huge box of Haribo that people can just grab a handful of! Slices of oranges, plenty of water and bitesize bananas too.Posted 3 years agoscudMember
Echo the new potatoes with salt at Dragon Ride above, worked quite well and nice to have something savoury after so much sweet stuff.
Malt loaf is a favourite too.
Worst event was bananas, with banana flavoured gels and a tropical sports drink that tasted of bananas, guess what i really don’t like??Posted 3 years agonedrapierSubscriber
Seems like everything I eat on long rides tends to be sweet, so anything without sugar would be marvelous.
I’m quite fond of making up cheese, mayonaise and sweetcorn sandwiches for long rides. Plenty of energy in full fat mayonaise, so no need to hold back on that, and the liquid makes them easy to eat without soaking the bread.Posted 3 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Don’t underestimate the power of savoury – most people will be swigging sweet energy drinks and gels, and something savoury and solid makes a really welcome stage.
From experience of audax events, ham sandwiches, cheese sandwiches, sausage rolls all go down well. As does fruit cake, fig rolls and Victoria sponge.
Audaxers also seem to love beans on toast or eggs on toast, but not easy at a normal feed stop.
I suspect that any audax rider who remain skinny is missing the point!Posted 3 years agobreadcrumbSubscriber
Pork pie, scotch egg, cheese sandwich, Kendal mintcake, nice crisps, cake.
Beverage wise can’t go wrong with a good brew. Although a nice light ale could be enjoyable too.
When I did the Kielder 100 I took a extra cheese roll from Newcastleton, it was the best cheese roll I’ve ever had!Posted 3 years agoJon TaylorSubscriber
Allendale are providing barrel of beer for that very reason. Probably at the bottom of the final descent, about 50 yards from the end
That’s close enough to the finish that folk might not even bother riding onwards… or come back for seconds 😈
or of course just ride to the end pint in hand 😳Posted 3 years ago
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