Every now and then we get a question like "can I use Tailwind while cycling?" or "do you recommend Tailwind for a Triathlon?" and the simple answer is YES! Tailwind is perfectly suited for all types of endurance sports.
For best results on long distance cycling events we recommend setting off with two bottles on your bike. Fill the first one with a concentrated Tailwind mixture and the other just with water. Then simply take smaller sips from the concentrated bottle, washing it down with water from the other bottle. This technique works well as it saves you the trouble of having to refill your Tailwind mixture bottle every hour!
Tailwind isn't just limited to cycling and running though! We've compiled a list of all the different activities and sports Tailwind has been used in:
Hard-Enduro rallye - Red Bull Romaniacs
Billed as the world's toughest hard Enduro motorcycle rally, Darren Heyes raced in this years rally in Romania, successfully finishing 50th in his Bronze class event. He had this to say about Tailwind: I used Tailwind throughout the event consisting of 4 days mountain riding with between 5 and 7 hrs days and an average of 4 hrs sleep per night. This product absolutely blew me away. Drank throughout the day I honestly never felt tired, great energy levels and stamina. No stomach pains or dodgy toilet trips. I have recommended this to everyone I've spoken to and seriously would not ride without it.
Dawn to Dusk Enduro
Later in August Antony K will be competing in a 12 hour endurance race in the heart of the Brecon Beacons
Spartan Race World Champion Robert Killian is a Tailwind Nutrition user
Sailing - Laser 4.7 World Championships
British Youth Sailing sisters Matilda and Flo Nicholls competed in the Laser 4.7 World Championship in Belgium, where they finished in the gold fleet positioned 6th and 42nd overall respectively.
MTB - Brighton Big Dog
The UK's most popular MTB race was won by Iwona S in mid August
In August Silvana W competed in the Mary Beavis Golf Cup, using Tailwind as her fuel for the day
Whilst I run, I bought this product for my working day. I am a window cleaner and 7 hours on my feet, up and down ladders, is tiring. I have always struggled to eat enough during the day. First impressions are very good. - Johnny L
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
Tailwind was used by Seychelle Hattingh in France to claim her maiden victory over the SUP Euro Tour in June. Hasan I is also about to compete in the SUP 11 city tour championship in Amsterdam
Benoit Fournier claimed 3rd place and set a new French record in the 24 hrs Mans Longskate Race. We also have 5 customers competing in the 2018 Dutch Ultraskate race.
Today I chopped, hauled and wheelbarrowed twelve huge loads of weeds. From 8am until 11am I worked. I was beat. I remembered my Tailwind, went and made up a bottle and drank a good portion. I then went and walked behind a lawn mower for two hours, getting the lawn completely done. I got a second wind and feel energized. - Kathy D. (63)
"Big Hill Day"
Used a couple of Stick packs for a tough Triathlon bike leg - including the Struggle over Kirkstone Pass. kept the energy levels up enough over for the run leg
"Brilliant drink supplement"
I recently completed the Ridelondon100 and i've gotta say these drink supplement (naked flavour, and raspberry buzz) were soooo much better than ones i've previously used. No more awkward sticky gels (and the mess of putting them in your jersey pockets until you can find a bin). Kept me fully hydrated with just the addition of 2 bananas and 2 packets of crisps. That was all i needed for the entire ride. Also met you guys at the Excel before the ride, lovely people. Would highly recommend.
"Excellent endurance fuel"
First used this a few months ago while training for triathlons and it’s been ace. No longer need to suffer from bad guys with gels, drink disgustingly salty electrolyte tablets and still get enough fluid on board. Tailwind gives me a 3 in 1 solution which tastes great, provides energy and NO horrible side effects.......PERFECT!
Excellent product which has kept me filled during my Ironman training will definitely be returning, thank you
"Does the job"
Recently bought the unflavoured stickpacks as I wanted to move away from the sweet tasting energy drinks on the market. I’m pleased to say that these did the job, not only refreshing but got me though a 100 mile ride with no problems. I have read a lot of positive things about Tailwind and I can now see why. I’ll be using Tailwind to get me round IM Copenhagen.
"Tailwind for cycling"
Great product and very fast delivery. Keeps me going through long cycles without upsetting stomach
"Great product and service."
I bought the mixed stickpack to try various flavours and decide which i prefer and which work best for me... and the truth is that having tried 5 so far they are all awesome! I use during longer run and ride sessions and found them all to give the right amount of kick and energy needed. Fast delivery and a personal touch. Will be ordering again soon!
"It's a game changer!"
Hi, used on the 95 mile Dragon ride last weekend, absolutely fantastic, not hungry at the end, well hydrated and no stomach issues.
Thanks for the great service
"Number 1 product"
Very impressed with this product. In the past I have always used gells to get me through the longer rides but have always struggled towards the end. So I decided to give tailwind a try after some advice from friends and the results were awesome. My new number 1 product ��
"Tailwind 2 Serving Stickpacks"
These are great for endurance nutrition. I'll be using them for IM Cork next week, with the knowledge that my stomach will be able to tolerate them all day long, enabling me to complete my first IM. Highly recommend
The stickpacks are perfect for those longer bike rides when you cant carry enough water. Tailwind is great, helps me avoid gastro issues and bonking!
This is a very nice tasting recovery drink, i also have a weak stomach but never have an issue with this product. It very good all round and dors what it says on the tin, helps recovery ready for the next session currlty using this for ironman 70.3 training.
"Believe the hype"
Training for my first Ironman and the most confusing part for me was nutrition... take this, drink that, electrolytes here and carbs there.... I had seen a lot about tailwind on the triathlon forums and thought I’d give it a try in a 110 mile Sportive in training.
Simple to use, easy to mix and it’s true you really don’t need much else . Kept me feeling strong and it’s now all I use in my training.
Thumbs up from me !
"Finally found what i have been looking for..."
I gave Tailwind a try and reading rave reviews and hearing from people's first hand experiences. I have to admit I struggle with nutrition on big events and always seem to bonk at some point and Tailwind has been a saviour. I have waited to write this review until I had used it for a few weeks and given it a good test.
I am currently training for my first Ironman and used it during my recce of the bike route. I have found it fantastic and didn't bonk like I have done on previous rides. I have been having 3 scoops in a 750ml bottle and drinking a bottle per hour.
Hi been using tailwind for nearly a yr now and it's amazing product trained with it then used it to complete the mallorca 312 197 mile sportive 15000ft of climbing. completed in 11hrs 38mins result thanks to using tailwind. I did not have any issues using this product and the best thing for me was it's gluten free.happy days ��♂️��.just give it a go
I’ve just completed my first marathon cycle having switched from gels to Tailwind and it’s been fantastic. It’s much easier on the stomach, contains electrolytes as well as carbs and because you sip Tailwind all the way through your run, it’s much more even in terms of energy levels – I never came close to hitting the wall in my marathon. There’s plenty of great flavours and I didn’t find them sickly sweet like some gels.
On race day, I mixed a concentrated mixture in a running bottle and sipped from that along with water from the water stations and it worked perfectly.
I have used Tailwind for a number of endurance events now with the most recent being the Brutal Extreme Triathlon (Ironman distance) and it never fails to impress me, the only time in the last 3 years I haven’t used it was for a relatively short 38 miler and I blew up. It’s the dogs danglies!!
Oh and the customer service is second to none!! Thanks for an ace product :)
"Does what it says on the tin!"
Great stuff. I've worked my way through the stick pack. I used two sticks during the tough 56 mile bike leg of the Gauntlet middle distance tri at Hever castle with no additional food. Drank water on the 13.1 mile run with just a bit of banana from the feed station and finished strong. I used a chocolate recovery immediately afterwards and was amazed how fresh I felt the following day and for the rest of the week...no doms. About to place an order for a multi serving pack (Green tea)