Banana, Fig and Sultana Flapjacks

I’m a bit of a sucker for flapjacks and am always eager to try new recipes. They are a great fuel for cycling but are invariably held together with sugar, syrup and butter so when this recipe arrived using coconut oil, egg and banana to bind the ingredients I just had to give it a…

Bread And Butter Christmas Pudding

I was introduced to this twist on a traditional bread and butter pudding at a lunch stop on one of our Thursday rides and after some research and a bit of tweaking came up with this recipe, serves 3 – 4  ( or two good servings for a hungry cyclist ) Ingredients 6 slices white…

Binsteds Good Cake Guide

Rhubarb And Orange Cake Like most things in life you need a balance so my love of cycling is equalled out by my weakness for coffee and cake. The Saturday CTC ride fulfils both of these requirements, occasionally you come across a new cake on the menu that needs in the interest of research to…

Cyclists, Let Them Eat Cake

Part of the reason I enjoy the cycle club run is the coffee stop, a chance to chat with fellow riders over a cup of coffee and a wedge of cake. Cyclists quickly become connoisseurs of all things cake purely on the basis of providing an energy boost for the ride home. I came across…

The food for superheroes #porridge

Porridge is like Marmite, you either love it or hate it. I love marmite but couldn’t say the same about porridge. When I read that it was the preferred breakfast of my superheroes on the Tour De France I decided I should try a bit harder to like it if was going to fulfil my…

Cycling Nutrition, The Best Ever Flapjack Recipe

Mention the topic of energy bars and every cyclist has their favourite and a trip through the aisles of Sainsbury or Tesco will leave you confused by choice as well as a little lighter in the wallet so another option is to make your own. The traditional approach for fuelling on a long ride apart…