Rugged Wales. The UK mightn’t spring to mind as a top MTB destination but the small ‘principality’ of Wales is home to some of the finest mountain biking on the planet. Exiled Welsh native Steve Thomas provides an insight…
The idea to ride in Marrakech came to me quite by accident. I’d always been interested in the place, ever since I met my future wife back in 1989. She had a travel brochure of Morocco on her bedside table. I’d never really considered going there before, having more of a preference for India and South East Asia. Nevertheless the pictures of deserts, the minarets and the people wearing their traditional jellaba robes were enticing in the extreme and I determined to visit it one day.
In my constant circulation amongst the cycling crowds, I always find some really fascinating and insightful people to talk to. What most intrigues me, as well as entertains me, is the inevitable discussion that leads to a dissection of the sub culture of cycling.
Busy athletes, both elite and recreational can get a little lazy when it comes to their nutritional preparation. All too often this translates into food choices of muffins, cakes, banana bread, energy drinks as well as high fat food treats which offer little nutritionally.