What I ate on the Adventure Syndicate North Coats 500

In short A LOT.

At the weekend a group of 7 girls including myself went for the non stop record around the North Coast 500 in the Scottish Highlands. The day before the ride we did an enormous food shop to make sure we had enough fuel to keep up on the road for and pedalling for 36 hours. The amount of food seemed absolutely insane and way more than it would physically be possible to consume. But as we emptied the van on Monday morning having successfully done it there really wasn’t much left over. So i though I would share with everyone out there how much really does need to be going in on a ride like this , just writing it down I feel gob smacked !

Pre ride breakfast a bowl of porridge topped with nuts honey and yoghurt.

An hour in the snacking began in this order…

5 scotch pancakes
2 chicken sandwiches
a handful of Zara’a sweets
2 cherry scones
a mixed seed bar
a banana
a chicken sandwich
a nutella sandwich
a bag of Haribo
half a packet of digestive biscuits
a bidon full of coffee
a mixed seed bar
a few chips
half a litre of almond milk
a breakfast cereal bar
a banna
a bidon full of tomato pasta
the second half a litre of almond milk
an apple
an almond butter sandwich
a box of grapes
a handful of cashew nuts
a bag of wine gums
a hot coffee
a cup of tea chaser
2 chocolate and banana bars
2 shot blocks
a peanut butter and jam wrap
the second half of the pack of digestive biscuits
2 half peanut butter rolls shared with Jenny
a cherry scone
a flapjack
half a cup of coffee
the rest of the packet of shot blocks

A glass of Prosecco !

Each riders food was totally different and you really have to go with what works for you. When I’m cycling my sweet tooth defiantly kicks in. But Zara and Jo went more down the savoury road with salami , a Spanish omelette and baked beans on the menu. Emily put the time in to make some of here food from scratch making sure she had calorie dense snacks including cheese, olive and sun dried tomato flapjacks and bottles of coconut milk . Im not too sure what Ann was eating she was constantly busy being amazingly on it organising the bunch and ferrying snacks to and from the van but I’m sure she had a box of fish and chips mid-ride. Lee was snacking of boiled new potatoes  and cupcakes whilst Rickie’s diet heavily featured hot cross buns which she now never wants to eat again!

It was a full blown weekend of excess, excessive cycling, excessive hours being awake, excessive quantities of food and one mega record!

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