How to fuel effectively: Reach Peak Performance with Torq!

When it comes to pushing your limits in the world of sport, proper nutrition plays a pivotal role. Whether you’re embarking on an epic weekend ride or fuelling for an important race, your body demands the right fuel to perform at its best. This is where Torq’s range of energy gels, bars, flapjacks, hydration electrolyte powder, (and even breakfast cereal) step in to power your pursuits and keep you going strong. Most of Torq’s products are vegan and many are also certified organic which is an added bonus! Let’s take a closer look at their fuelling options!

Torq Energy Gels: Instant Boost When You Need It

Torq Energy Gels are the secret weapon every cyclist and athlete should have in their arsenal!

Packed with a precisely formulated blend of carbohydrates and electrolytes, these compact and convenient gel packs provide an instant energy boost during your most demanding moments.

Torq recommend to consume one energy gel per hour or up to two depending on the intensity of the workout. Having used these gels in a range of rides and endurance events I can confirm they are as good as Torq say. The taste is not too sickly and does go down nice and easy compared to some other very thick gels on the market. I would recommend trying a sample pack if you can, but my favourite is Cherry Bakewell. Another positive with Torq’s Gel range is that they are really well packaged and easy to get out during a fast ride or race, in my experience the tab opening has always worked well and the gel doesn’t leak out until you give it a good squeeze. After all, nobody wants gel all over their hands!

Torq Energy Bars: Sustained Energy for Endurance

For longer rides and runs that demand sustained energy, Torq Energy Bars are your go-to solution. These bars provide a perfect balance of energy are moist and chewy (but not too chewy!). Torq designed them to provide a steady release of energy over time and be compact enough for a jersey pocket. Whether you’re embarking on a lengthy cycling adventure or just want a back up bar for a ride, Torq Energy Bars offer the fuel you need to conquer many miles and stay at the top of your game.

Best Use: Enjoy Torq Energy Bars as a mid-ride or mid-run snack to maintain energy levels during extended periods of activity.

Torq Flapjacks: Wholesome Energy, Anytime

When the craving for something delicious and substantial hits, Torq Flapjacks step in with their mouthwatering flavours and nutrient-rich composition.

These hearty oat-based treats are a fantastic source of slow-release carbohydrates, making them an excellent option for pre-activity fuel or a satisfying post-workout snack. With Torq Flapjacks, you’ll find the perfect balance between indulgence and performance-enhancing nutrition. They are by far my favourite Torq snack and I could happily eat them every day! I’ve used these on both rides and runs and never had any stomach issues, so I would highly recommend you pick some up to try for yourself…

Best Use: Enjoy Torq Flapjacks before your workout for a sustained energy release or after your session to kickstart recovery.

Torq Hydration Energy Powder: Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is non-negotiable for peak performance, and Torq Energy Powder makes it a breeze. Packed with essential electrolytes, this powder helps replenish what you lose through sweat, ensuring optimal muscle function and preventing cramps. The powder provides fast-delivery 2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose carbohydrate energy with 5 key electrolytes and natural flavours. Designed to help maintain hydration, deliver carbohydrate and replace electrolytes lost through perspiration. The drink is light on the stomach and refreshing with a natural mild flavour which I’ve found to be perfect pre and mid ride. 

Best Use: Mix into your water bottles for sips during your ride or workout, especially in hot or humid conditions. Torq recommend 1-3 per hour depending on how hot or humid the conditions are. You may also want to use more if you are undertaking an endurance event, having used the powder for a summer century gravel ride, it allowed me to take on more calories and enough electrolytes to prevent cramping in the heat.

Torq Breakfast Cereal: Fuel Up for the Day Ahead

Your performance doesn’t begin at the starting line; it starts with a nutritious breakfast. Torq Breakfast Cereal offers a hearty and wholesome start to your day, providing a balanced blend of carbohydrates, protein, and fibre. With sustained energy and a satisfied stomach, you’ll be ready to tackle your training or race with gusto. It is recommended you start to fuel before you need it (especially for longer endurance races and rides) and this breakfast ensures you’ll have a full tank!

Best Use: Kickstart your day with Torq Breakfast Cereal to ensure you have the energy and focus needed for your training sessions or races.

Torq Recovery Drink: Recharge and fight fatigue

Torq Recovery Drink is a highly advanced post-exercise nutritional drink formulation that has been designed to Rehydrate, Refuel, Repair and Recharge your fatigued physiology after heavy exercise.

It is recommended you consume the drink within 15 minutes of finishing your ride or workout in order to get the biggest benefit for your recovery. The carbohydrate helps to replenish your body’s fuel reserves which will reduce your tiredness and make sure you are prepared for the future.

The recovery drink consists of: 3:1 Carbohydrate:Whey Protein blend combining multiple-transportable carbohydrates, whey protein isolate, Ribose, Glutamine, Vitamins and Minerals. 

Torq dFND and ATac: Support your immune system

Not only do Torq help you stay fuelled and recovered at your best, but also offer immune system support!

Torq Atac Cold & Flu Relief is formulated with a potent blend of Vitamin C, Glutamine and Echinacea, these micronutrients have collectively been proven to reduce the severity & duration of symptoms of the common cold & flu. The formulation is to be taken at the first signs of infection and followed up with further doses as per the recommended mega dosing protocol typically 28 doses to be consumed in 5 days. A single daily dose of TORQ aTAC can also be used during periods of high load training or when travelling Internationally as a pre-emptive measure.

TORQ dFND High Strength is a one a day tablet containing a potent concentration of Vitamin D3 and Zinc to support the normal functioning of the immune system. Vitamin D3 also helps to maintain normal bone and muscle function and Zinc, the maintenance of normal skin, hair & nails.

Each TORQ dFND High Strength tablet contains 1000iu Vitamin D3 and 15.6mg Zinc at a potent 500% and 156% of daily reference values respectively. Both of these nutrients have been found to be deficient in the human body with Vitamin D being at lower levels in the winter months in particular, while Zinc deficiency is more common with those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. The dFND tablet is a powerful tool to help build a healthy immune system and fight infection.

Fuel and Conquer!

Remember, it’s not just about the miles and hard sessions you cover in training, but the quality of the fuel that propels you forward and helps you recover properly. Elevate your cycling and health with Torq today!


  • Alex Cowie

    Outdoor Leadership and Coaching BA (Hons) Keen cyclist, runner, and outdoor enthusiast. I have been cycling since I was very young and always had a love for the outdoors. I have completed many long distance events including ultra marathons such as the Chester 100, Berkeley Marathons UK and Gravel Century rides.

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