Food I Travel With For Race Week

Food I Travel With For Race Week

When I pack to go away with the Great Britain Para-Cycling Team, be it to a race or training camp, I don’t just pack all my clothes, toiletries and cycling kit, but I also pack quite a lot of snack based food. I promise you…

10 Foods I Couldn’t Live Without

10 Foods I Couldn’t Live Without

Although I’m constantly going on about mixing up your diet and providing variety for it to be healthy, there are certain staple foods I buy every week and that I couldn’t live without. I thought I would share with you 10 of my favourite go-to…

My Daily Diet

My Daily Diet

One of the most popular questions I get asked as an athlete is related to my diet. Whether I eat a special one, sticking to specific foods and is it strict. By now you should already know the answer, but I thought it might be…

Top 10 Nutrition Tips

Top 10 Nutrition Tips

Last month I was approached by someone to ask me for my top 10 bits of nutritional advice and so I thought I would write them down and share. 1. Get Plenty of Fruit & Veg Aim for 8 portions of fruit and vegetables a…

The Healing Power of Food

The Healing Power of Food

Since Libby passed away a few weeks ago, I must admit my highly nutritious athlete’s diet has been a little suspect. For the majority of the time I’ve still been able to stick to my general diet guidelines that I describe in my blog post…

Looking After Your Gut

Looking After Your Gut

Your gut, or your digestive system, is the process by which food travels in to the body, is digested and converted in to a format that the body can extract energy and absorb vital nutrients needed to function.  It is made up of the mouth,…

On Bike Fuelling

On Bike Fuelling

This week I am in Majorca doing an endurance week of training on the tandem with a group of friends. It is the first time since I joined the British Cycling squad almost 10 years ago that I have been away training without the support…

Recovery Week Nutrition: Or Lack Of

Recovery Week Nutrition: Or Lack Of

As I have mentioned several times lately, last week was a rest week for both myself and Neil following on from the Track World Championships. Recovery is just as important as training and this needs to be both physically and mentally. Therefore when i’m having…

Being Cooked For

Being Cooked For

It always seems like a real treat to have a nice meal cooked for you. I love going home for that simple reason. Having my mum cook me a really tasty meal can’t help but make me smile and never fails to cheer me up…

What Do Athletes Eat?

What Do Athletes Eat?

Part of the inspiration for starting this blog is from a frequently asked question: “As an athlete, do you have to stick to a strict diet?” My answer is generally along the lines of, “No, I don’t stick to a strict diet as I like…