wirral_cyclist wrote:... I've done 25m - that's when I refuel and apart from 'cafe legs' in first few hundred yards of restart I'm then good for another 25miles (repeat at 50 for a 75 too!).
jezer wrote:Refuelling the body is often overlooked, especially by newer riders. We have a cycling friendly cafe we visit sometimes on our club rides. On leaving they offer us free gels and electrolyte drink sachets. We fly back from there :lol:
Appart from caffeine (which I imagine has a pretty fast effect on the body, I would have thought with "cakes" (and similar) there must be a significant delay between eating and energy being available to muscle. Body needs to go through several processes to break it down (physically and chemically, convert "raw" materials into different forms, etc. before the muscle can use the ingested fuel. This must take some time?