It is obvious that riding an e-bike can be just as sporty as riding a motor-free bike, hiking or cross-country skiing. In the end, it is only the muscle effort that determines whether an activity is considered a physically demanding activity or a leisurely bike ride. The lower the support from the motor, the higher the actual calorie consumption, although this naturally also depends on the weight of the rider and the riding speed.
If you want to avoid hunger pangs, feelings of weakness or a drop in performance when you're in the saddle of an e-bike, you should pay just as much attention to your diet as other endurance athletes. We give you the most important tips and product recommendations for electric bike riders, as well as 10% discount on the recommended products with the discount code SPORTSPARADISE10.
Basically drink according to thirst, ideally around 04-0.8 l per hour. For longer rides, hot temperatures or heavy sweating, do not only drink fluids, but also electrolytes. SPONSER® recommends the low-calorie ELECTROLYTES effervescent tablets for this purpose, which are practical and easy to take with you on the go. Sports drinks such as ISOTONIC with a strong aroma and the acid-free, mildly aromatic COMPETITION® (both in powder form for mixing) are ideal if energy is also required.
Anyone who is on the move for longer than an hour or particularly intensively on the e-bike should take in energy in the form of carbohydrates from around 45 minutes onwards in order to avoid getting into the famous "hunger pangs" on a longer tour. This can be solid food such as a ripe banana, a small Biberli or even a fruity CEREAL ENERGY BAR or OAT PACK. Those who have many meters of altitude ahead of them or who occasionally react with stomach problems under stress, resort to LIQUID ENERGY GELS in a tube or sachet.
Sports food or a menu?
People who enjoy e-biking like to stop for a coffee, a sausage salad, a piece of cake or even a portion of French fries. There is nothing wrong with that per se. You just have to know that fatty, indigestible food lingers in the stomach for a long time and can therefore make the second part of the tour more difficult. It would be more sensible to rely on specific and easily digestible sports foods during a tour and to treat yourself to the delicacies only after the ride.
Extra tips for cramps
Athletes who are prone to muscle cramps during exercise are recommended the sour-sharp shot MUSCLE RELAX . The small bottle travels in every jersey pocket and can quickly put an end to cramps. Also SALT CAPS, dissolved in water or taken acutely directly, provide valuable services in cramps and crises in the saddle.
Regeneration on multi-day tours
Electric bike riders who are on tour for several days in a row should ensure that they take in fluids, carbohydrates and sufficient protein as quickly as possible when they arrive at the stage; ideally before showering and stretching! For regeneration, RECOVERY shakes or PROTEIN DRINKS are just as suitable as non-alcoholic drinks, salty snacks, cheese cubes, cider crumbs, etc. Such food helps the muscles to recover quickly from the sporting exertions and to be fit again the next day.
With the discount code SPORTSPARADISE10 you get 10% discount on all products of Sponser Sport Food.