Michelin-starred chef, world champion athlete and leading sports nutritionist Alan Murchison presents more than 75 delicious, easy-to-make and nutritionally balanced meals to help cyclists of all levels reach their cycling performance goals.
UK WINNER - GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARDS 2020
'I can't think of a finer chef to have written a book on nutrition and diet for athletes' Tom Kerridge
A must-have recipe book designed for cyclists of all levels, written by Alan Murchison - a Michelin-starred chef and champion athlete who now cooks for British Cycling's elite athletes. His easy-to-make and nutritionally balanced meals will help cyclists reach their cycling performance goals - this is flavoursome food to make you go faster.
The Cycling Chef features more than 65 mouth-watering recipes - including breakfasts, salads, main meals, desserts and snacks, as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes - each designed with busy cyclists in mind. They are all quick and easy to prepare, and are made from ingredients that are readily available in any local supermarket.
A good diet won't make a sub-standard cyclist into a world beater, but a poor diet can certainly make a world class or any ambitious cyclist sub-standard. However, an optimised diet, whatever your potential, will help you reach your own personal performance goals.
Alan Murchison is a Michelin-starred chef with over 25 years' experience working in starred restaurants (he held a Michelin star for over a decade and had 4 AA Rosettes whist executive Chef at L'Ortolan restaurant in Berkshire), he is also a multiple World & European age group duathlon champion, national level master's cyclist & ex-international endurance runner.
Alan Murchison provides bespoke nutritional support for athletes across a number of sports, although predominantly for cyclists. Alan is a consultant with British Cycling and works with athletes across a range of abilities from first timers looking to just complete an event to current Olympic gold medallists.
I can't think of a finer chef to have written a book on nutrition and diet for athletes... His drive and commitment to culinary precision is matched only by his passion and expertise. Tom Kerridge Alan's dedication to competing at the highest level of sport combined with the creativity and skill of his cooking, make his approach to nutritional cooking nothing short of incredible. -- Ashley Palmer-Watts - Executive Chef at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Alan's food is simple, yet tasty and powerful. He's been a key component for my training and racing. -- Alex Dowsett, World Tour rider, former World Hour Record Holder and national champion I suspect journalists would put Alan into the category of "marginal gains" that British Cycling is so famous for, but proper nutrition is a huge gain. -- Katie Archibald, multiple world and Olympic gold medallist Alan Murchison has been pivotal in my transformation from knocking around for Top 10s at national level events to winning World Cups... A game changer. -- Dan Bigham, GB track cyclist and multiple national champion As an athlete your priorities are; nutritional value, ease of cooking and taste. It takes real creativity, passion and a true understanding of the athletes needs to combine all these priorities, you don't have to compromise when you follow Alan's recipes. -- Callum Skinner, Olympic gold medallist Working with Alan has completely changed the way I think about food and opened my eyes to new ideas. Ingredients I would have previously discarded as boring now feature regularly in a balanced diet. Eating well no longer feels like a challenge or a sacrifice. -- Hayley Simmonds, road cyclist and Commonwealth Games medallist Alan's unique dual background as a world-class chef as well as a high-performance athlete, means he has an extraordinarily useful empathy to understand and relate to the specific nutritional needs of the sports performer... I would not hesitate to recommend this book to any athlete and of any ambition. -- Dr Jamie Pringle, leading sports scientist Al genuinely wants to change the way athletes prepare the very food that fuels their performance, and this book is a massive leap in that direction. If you want to fuel world-class performance, do yourself a favour and get the basics right. Train smart and eat smart. Start with this book. -- Steve Bate MBE, Paralympic Champion, World Champion and World Record Holder. Murchison's "buzzing bars" are bloody lovely...and a piece of cake to construct -- Matt Butler i news Alan Murchison is an expert both in the saddle and in the kitchen. Men's Fitness Whether you're always in the saddle or a fair-weather cyclist, these tempting recipes are great for topping up your pedal power. Top Sante The Cycling Chef bristles with nutritionally balanced meals that also happen to be delicious ... an excellent book that treads the tricky line between healthy, performance-orientated eating and deliciousness ... a very welcome addition to the world of sports nutrition recipe books. The Caterer
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