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Kit We Eat

The guide to good grub. Good cafes, pubs and pie shops across the region, and some healthy stuff thrown in for those who prefer a lettuce leaf or two.  We're very fond of cake and pies and butties, but also know the value of the healthier options when  riding, so this section of reviews is a good mix...something for everyone!

And ... Here's our own recipe for Farfalle Pasta, to help you to carb load and celebrate the Giro D'Italia



TORQ Fitness Gels, Drinks & Bars

The TORQ fitness system is something quite special; really it is. We don't say this lightly, but having recently tested it out and found some noticable benefits. Take a read here...


Nutritious Energy Bites

Ed Sykes has been eating on our behalf...Testing out these great energy bites for athletes!


High 5 Sports Nutrition Zero Tabs - Tropical (new flavour)

When it comes to nutrition, I've become fairly fussy about what I will and won't have. It's important to me that any product I buy contains only natural ingredients so I'm one of those annoying people that stands there for ages reading the labels in the supermarket to make sure I feel happy relying on a particular food or drink when out on a ride.

Helen Harris, Editor (Global Cycling)

OTE Gels & Drinks

Garry spent some time testing gels and drinking suppliments from northern based compnay OTE. These guys are producing some world renowned stuff...

High 5 Energy Gels

The guys at High 5 sent a few boxes of gels for us to test out. Time then to ride a 100 miler or two...the gels did their trick!


High 5 Energy Source Extreme

Routes guy Norman tested this energy drink from High 5 over a period of weeks...and found the hills juust that little bit easier! Read his review to find out more


High 5 Zero Drinks Tabs

I'm old school in mnay ways. I often fill my water bottle with Robinson's squash and carry Kendal Mint Cake. Testing the High 5 tabs was something new for me then, and I was peasantly surprised. 

High 5 Energy Bars

The team loved these bars from High 5 - everyone did, even the junior members of the editorial family when riding. Tasty, easy to digest and producing that little burst that you need at critical times. 

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Cafes Pubs Shops

Cafe Ciao! - Guiseley 

How Stean Gorge - Nidderdale   

Penny Bank Cafe - Kirkby Moorside

The Coffee Pot - Osmotherley

Corn Mill Tearoom, Wensleydale

The Old Barn - Malham

Grindleford Station - Peak District

Dales Bike Centre - Swaledale

Siskins Cafe - Whinlatter

Shepherds Cafe - Borrowdale *

Grange Cafe - Borrowdale

Square Orange - Keswick

Greens Cafe - Grasmere

The Apple Pie - Ambleside

Bilbos Cafe - Ambleside

Old Cobblers Tea Rooms - Hawkshead

Wilf's - Staveley

The Curious Table - Easingwold

Berry's - Wensleydale

Fellbites - Glenridding

Askham Hall - Askham, Cumbria

Coppice Cafe, Aysgarth, Dales









The Craven Arms - Appletreewick 

The Racehorses - Kettlewell

The Tan Hill Inn - Swaledale *

Tennant Arms - Kilnsey

Street Head Inn - Bishopdale

The Langstrath - Borrowdale

Royal Oak - Keswick

The George - Keswick

The Black Bull - Coniston






















 Kendall's Farm Butchers - Pateley Bridge

Stuart Smith Pies - Milnthorpe

Appleton's Butchers - Ripon

Highside Butchers - Kirkby Malzeard

Balsdon Butchers - Summerbridge

Thomason's - Keswick