Hydrating and fuelling during exercise is crucial if you want to perform at your best. You don’t need to be racing to reap the benefits from staying hydrated as everyone can ride for longer when they are properly fuelled. Using energy drinks is an ideal way to get fuel into the body as well as hydrating. Simply mix in the correct amount of powder to your water beforehand and you can enjoy them on the ride. There are specific powders available that are for use before, during and after riding so check the manufacturer’s recommendations and ingredients to make sure you get the correct powder for your needs. The range of flavours is growing all the time and you can buy single serving sachets of most to try before you decide which is best for you and then save money by bulk buying larger amounts.