|Gary enjoying a drink while cycling around Samoa|
I am generally not a fan of sports drink and gels which are often grossly over-priced and responsible for rampant tooth decay and gum disease. Water is generally best for most training and events unless you are going to extremes in terms of duration.
I am, however, very much in favour of using the following product before and after training and competition. If I do need an energy source during an intense or long event generally lasting more than an hour then I will use this:
It covers all bases and doubles up fine as a sports drink.
When you drink it, please do not sip or swill it around the teeth. Swallow it quickly and, ideally, rinse the residue with a swill or two of plain water to prevent tooth decay.
I trust this helps.