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NUTRITION TALK: Strategies to improve your performance

We all know January is an important time to kick start your training for the season ahead. However, nutrition will play a vital role in allowing you to perform well and also improve your immunity. Getting your base nutrition right early in the year, will set you on course for a successful 2020 and allow you to perform well on the bike.

Our comprehensive cycling nutrition talk on Thursday 9th January has been designed by holistic nutrition specialists and experienced British Cycling coaches to help provide you with top dietary tips to reboot and detox in January, all ready to kick start your 2020 in the right way. We will also be joined by 2 special guests who will pass on their expertise and share their knowledge on natural performance enhancement products to aid performance on the bike.

Do you fall into one of these categories below?

  • Looking to eat healthier in the new year?
  • Want to lose weight in 2020?
  • Looking to improve your hill climbing and want to improve your power to weight score?
  • Looking for marginal gains in your cycling performance?
  • Want to improve your understanding on nutritional choices?
  • Unsure of what to eat pre, during and post training?

No matter what level of rider you are or whatever your goal, you will leave our talk inspired and ready to re-think your nutritional choices.


In this talk, suitable for all levels, we will take an in-depth look at:

* How to eat better - You will receive general dietary tips to reduce nutritional stress on the body

* Detox January - Top tips to help you re-think food choices for the new year, including what to add to your diet and what to remove

* Top 5 foods everyone should be eating to boost immunity - January is typically the coldest month of the year and one where many people get sick because they come back from Christmas and push too hard. They in turn compromise their immune system and struggle with consistent training. Find out how to combat this at our talk.

* Eat this, not that - Find out better food options for some of your common favourite "junk foods"

* Pre, during and post ride nutrition - Discover the best foods to eat to enhance your performance on the bike

There will also be a 15 minute Q&A at the end of the talk with our experienced Holistic Nutrition Specialist.

Talk Details:

Time: 19h00 - 20h30

Date: Thursday 9th January 2020

Location: Cycle Exchange - (27 Sury Basin, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5NZ)

Refreshments: Drinks and snacks will be available on the night

Cost: £5


About Head Speaker Togo:

Join an experienced British Cycling Coach and competitive cyclist, Togo Keynes, on Thursday 9th January from 19h00 for this comprehensive talk to find out Nutritional strategies to improve your performance on the bike.

Togo has an extensive record of transforming cyclists of all levels and helping them train smart. Togo's wealth of experience and qualifications range from an experienced British Cycling Coach, REPS Personal Trainer to endurance athletes and Holistic Nutritionist who looks at a full 360' approach. An ex Wasps rugby player turned cyclist and then road racer who qualified for 3 consecutive years for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships to represent Team GB. Having raced at World Champs level, Togo has a vast amount of knowledge to share. His passion for cycling and helping those new to cycling or simply wanting to improve is infectious. The training philosophy and coaching principles he has instilled at Njinga Cycling has seen thousands of riders of all abilities achieve their SMART goals.

Nicki - CurraNZ Nutrition Specialist:

At the talk you will also hear from Nicki who is one of the founders of CurraNZ. CurraNZ is a 100% natural sports and health superfood supplement made from New Zealand blackcurrants, which helps your body prepare and take care of itself thanks to the anthocyanins found naturally in blackcurrants.

Nicki co-founded CurraNZ with Fleur back in 2014 in the UK. Nicki was a commercial director and is a mum-of-two, a high achiever in the aviation industry and also a huge sports fan. Join our talk to hear first-hand from Nicki on how these tiny little blackcurrants can supercharge your performance.

David - Electrolyte Nutrition Specialist:

You will also hear from David who founded Elete, a 100% natural electrolyte. David will explain how important electrolytes are to sports performance and in particular cycling and the role they play in keeping the body properly hydrated.

David was a national sprint champion in his youth and member of the first GB Junior athletics team. Following his athletics career, David then went on to train as a geologist which provided him the knowledge to understand the unique mineral rich water, where Elete originates from. He then took a different direction and trained as a nutritionist and chiropractor. These latter skills allowed him to come to understand the critical role that electrolytes and other trace and ultra trace minerals play in the efficient running of the body and mind, all of which need to be in peak condition when exercising and playing sport. Join our nutrition talk to hear from David as he shares his expert knowledge.


Everyone who attends on the night will also be entered into a raffle to win some fantastic prizes and kit.

Limited spaces available.

Sign up here

Take the first steps to re-think your nutritional choices by signing up to our comprehensive Talk. 

Photo Credit: Tribe Nutrition

Riders Feedback:

"Brilliant nutrition talk! Loads of clear info, recipes and yummy treats at the end. I feel I can now much better plan meals for training." Sole Nasi

"Recently attended the Nutrition Workshop run by Togo. It was brilliantly presented, extremely informative and very simple to understand. I left with a far greater understanding of what an important role nutrition plays in, not just training and competing, but day to day life as well." Sharon Maunders


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