Visit any cake shop or bakery within riding distant of a popular trail centre or riding spot, and there’ll be mountain bikes stacked up outside, while cyclists huddle inside devouring huge slabs of coffee, all washed down with tea and coffee.
And as National Baking Week is now upon us (October 17-23) we thought we would do our little bit to celebrate the many varieties of delicious cake that are out there.
Cakes are a staple diet of most mountain bikers, and a great mid-ride snack. They pack a huge whallop of carbohydrates and sugar to keep you fuelled for any ride from a blast around the woods to an all-day epic across the hills.
But what’s your favourite cake? Which is the cake you reach for when presented with a choice at your favourite cake or tea shop mid-ride?
Let’s hear what your fave cake is in the comments box below (which does work now!)