Sophie is a Bristol-based nutritionist working for Go Faster Food. She believes in the power of food for performance and health, but feels strongly that it’s there to be enjoyed too.
What do you like about riding in the South West?
I like a challenge, and the South West has some decent climbs to conquer. Not to mention the lovely countryside views.
Oh, and the cafes are great for a mid-ride cake stop too!
What do you ride?
A (bright blue) Giant Defy 1. That’s as techy as it gets from me I’m afraid!
What is your favourite ride?
My husband and I took a trip up north a few years back and cycled the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway circular route — it was a very challenging and relentless ride that we did across three days, certainly one to remember!
We also cycled along part of the Tour de France route from Cambridge to London which was gorgeous as the roads were a dream!
Choose your favourite ride from Le Sportif
I’m a newbie to Le Sportif rides, so being from Clevedon I’m going to start local and give that little 20km route a go! I’m off to La Santa in July too so might attempt the 70km loop – I love the warmth of Lanzarote, but not the nasty winds!!
Tell us a bit about what you do?
I’m the nutritionist at Go Faster Food. One of the exciting tasks I have is to look after product development of our food product Go Bites – delicious energy balls made with all-natural ingredients and created to help fuel people’s active lives.
Another fun part of my job is to give educational nutrition workshops in sports clubs and schools, along with the founder Kate Percy. We just love teaching people what, when and how to eat to perform and feel their best and importantly helping people understand that Real Food Fuels You Better®
Simply use to code BRISTOLGP15 when you purchase either at www.gofasterfood.com
How has cycling and bike culture in Bristol improved?
I’ve only just moved back to the West country so I can’t comment much, but I can tell you that there are certainly a lot of bikes on the roads which is great to see. I would personally like to see more cycle paths being built (there are some very busy roads on my commute in that are pretty daunting!).
What are you looking forward to at the 2018 Bristol Grand Prix?
I just love the buzz of a sporting event. It will be amazing to watch the professionals up close! It is great to see riders acting as role models to the younger generation of Bristol but also inspiring adults to get riding.
Why is Bristol such a great place for cycling?
The community. Bristol has an amazing network of like-minded people that inspire each other to enjoy being active on their bikes. It’s just a great place to live!