There are just 4 days to go until Action Mental Health’s annual Granite Challenge, the 55-mile sportive throughout the picturesque Mourne Mountains.
Many will be returning for a repeat performance, having participated in the County Down route once, twice or many times – others will be total novices, taking on the mighty challenge for the very first time.
But whether you’re one of the seasoned Granite gang or a total newbie, you’ll need to get your final fitness arrangements into gear and your nutrition on top form to tackle the hills and valleys of the route.
Lynne Troughton, a personal trainer who works at Dromore Community Centre and who studied at the University of Ulster and the Southern Regional College, has provided a comprehensive list of tips and tidbits on what to eat and how to prepare physically.
This week she outlines the best food to pack in just the right calories to prepare us for this weekend’s big cycling challenge…