APPLE STRUDEL ENERGY BALLS

Apple Strudel Energy Balls

All the riding we’ve been doing recently has made me think about how I’m fuelling, I’m a big fan of ‘real food’ – there’s only so many gels you or your stomach, can take. I’m also a fan of simple, quick recipes that mean you spend less time in the kitchen and more time outside, on your bike! Introducing good old apple strudel energy balls. No bake and generally only a few ingredients – all pronounceable and most likely stuff you’ll already have in your cupboards. APPLE STRUDEL ENERGY BALLS These are perfect for a mid-ride energy hit or you…

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NEW YEAR, SAME ME, SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT APPROACH

new year, same me

Happy New Year!! Today marks the first day back at work for me! I had a trip with the lovely guys at Next booked in for right after the New Year (blog post coming soon!) so I decided to simply enjoy the experience and not panic that I was getting left behind by taking a few extra days off. Feeling pretty good about that choice, to be honest, it’s given me a few extra days to really get my head in the game and figure out what it is I want out of 2018. Now, I know people are quick…

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5 WAYS CYCLING WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

5 ways cycling will change your life

I’ve been cycling for around 4 years now and despite being a bit late to the game, I honestly can’t imagine my life without it. In fact, I really struggled to keep this post to just ‘5 ways cycling will change your life’, there are so many more ways! If you’re a regular Break The Loop reader, you’ll know that we recently moved out of London, from Brixton to Hertfordshire and I feel beyond lucky to be able to throw on some kit, grab my bike (this one, in case you were wondering…) leave my house and be on winding country…

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FESTIVE FEASTING

festive feasting with Clif Bar

Festive feasting – Christmas (and the month leading up to it) can get a little wild in the food and drink department. It’s estimated that people consume over 6000 calories on Christmas day alone and my guess is that it’s the same again on boxing day. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a big a deal, IF those eating habits are left at Christmas and not continued on into the New Year! However, whilst I’m all for throwing caution to the wind and counting Terry’s chocolate orange as one of my 5-a-day over the festive season, as a part-time athlete,…

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