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Ampersand I Want to Ride My Bike

Fuelling the Cycling Revolution
The Nutritional Strategies and Recipes Behind Grand Tour Wins and Olympic Gold Medals
By (author): Nigel Mitchell



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Paperback , Trade


Aug 15, 2017
Print Run: 10000
$34.00 CAD


8.84in x 7.44 x 0.58 in | 610 gr

Page Count:

240 pages


Full colour photos including food photography
Bloomsbury Sport

If you're looking for success on the bike what you eat is at the core of all you do. You are what you eat--and if you're on the bike for long periods and expecting results then your diet is even more crucial. Get it wrong and you can feel sluggish and below par--but eat right and all the training and preparation is worth it.

Nigel Mitchell is at the pinnacle of delivering cutting edge nutrition, and has demonstrated this at the elite level of cycling.

Now Nigel lifts the lid on his nutritional secrets and the knowledge and experience gained from working with top riders at the highest levels of cycling--to give you the tools to get the most from your diet to fuel your cycling and gain a performance advantage.

This accessible and practical toolkit features crucial rules and recipes, and captures Nigel's no-nonsense and non-faddy approach to a subject that's often shrouded in mystery and pseudo-science. Real rider anecdotes and case studies will be used throughout the book.

Nigel Mitchell has over 25 years of clinical and elite sport nutrition experience. He is a world renowned expert in performance nutrition, having worked with elite athletes across a spectrum of sports. He has provided the nutritional support to Olympic Gold medalists, World Champions and Tour de France Winners. Previously attached to Team Sky, Nigel is currently working for Cannondale, Everton and British Swimming.

"Few people have been at the sharp end of cycling nutrition for as long as Nigel Mitchell. Here he provides insight into the dietary strategies required to fuel the world’s best cyclists and includes 24 recipes to try out for yourself-- not only main meals but snacks for on and off the bike too." -Cycling Weekly

"Nigel Mitchel . . . details what to eat to give yourself the edge. He offers healthy-eating rules from his time at the tours, including the equipment he couldn’t be without." -Scotsman

"This book actually looks at the science of nutrition and it does so in a clever way, managing to be detailed whilst really easy to read and understand . . . enjoyable, accessible and useful . . . it is interesting to peek into the world of elite cycling and see what those at the top of the game are doing when it comes to diet."- Bikes-n-Stuff

"This impressive guide from the former Sky nutritionist provides an accessible but detailed insight on what to eat for cycling. It strikes a good balance between Mitchell's pro cycling career and benefit led advice." -220Triathlon

"Mitchell will give you all the need-to-knows about eating right for your ride’."- Women's Fitness

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