Raleigh Parts & Accessories manager Bryan Harris reports on nutrition brand OTE:
“Over the past couple of months I have been training for the Liege-Bastogne-Liege sportive and have been cramming in the miles around work and home life.
“To help my flagging energy levels I bought some of our new OTE Lemon & Lime energy gel.
“The gel packaging is great, it features a dual delivery system where you can choose either to sip the gel by ripping the top section or gulp the gel in one go by ripping the bottom section. I wanted a quick boost so I opted for the gulp method.
“The gel tastes amazing and is light and refreshing, this is down to the fact that they are made from real fruit concentrates with no artificial sweeteners or colours. It was really light on my stomach and didn’t require washing down with water like some other gels.
“The gel itself contains electrolytes to replace the ones lost through sweating and 20.5 grams of carbohydrates to deliver energy to your muscles. OTE also have a brilliant Energy System guide on their website showing, based on your body’s build, how much carbohydrate you need to consume per hour.
“OTE gels are suitable for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free, dairy free and kosher diets and are available in three flavours, lemon & lime, orange and pineapple with caffeine.”