Q and A place
Get answers to all your training, nutrition, injury, motivation and other questions.
In order to submit a question, please log in
Ask
Will Clarke
Triathlon Cycling

What food should I take on the bike during a triathlon?

Energy gels are usually the best choice as they’re designed to give you calories quickly, they’re small so easy to pack onto your frame and they’re also very easily absorbed in the stomach.

I’d usually advise one gel every 30 minutes as a general rule, washed down with around 750ml of isotonic drink per hour. Many people do prefer to eat something solid though, it’s a personal preference but it has to be said that energy gels will always be more convenient.

More in Triathlon Cycling
Triathlon Cycling
What type of aero helmet should I use?
Answered by
Will Clarke
Triathlon Cycling
How much pressure should I put in my bike tyres for a triathlon?
Answered by
Will Clarke
Questions Answered by
Will Clarke

Will is a British triathlete. He's a former U23 World and European Champion, competed at Beijing 2008 and has twice b...