Good question James. I tried all sorts of drinks and gels when I cycled L2P back in 2019. Personally I don’t get on with the gels, although friends of mine swear by them. I love that you made cocktails out of different drinks, although I can imagine it didn’t taste great.
As for a recommendation, I really like the high5 energy drink powder as it covers both energy and electrolytes so no separate drinks. I buy this all the time and I’m using it now to train to do the ride again this year. They’ve got a few flavours but orange or berry are my go to.
Does anyone here have any suggestions on what the best energy bars are? I’ve tried the high 5 bars, as got a free sample, but which others are worth trying?