How Bad Is Alcohol For Cycling Performance?

Published on January 10th 2021


Drinking alcohol the night before a bike ride has a serious effect on your recovery and cycling performance. Or does it? With the help of data from Whoop and Training Peaks, we do some Dan Lloyd inspired "science" to see how a hangover affects recovery, heart-rate and power output when compared with an effort when we're fresh and well rested. Subscribe to GCN Race Pass now, 100% Racing, By Fans, For Fans. Check out the GCN App: Visit the GCN Shop - Shop Now: Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: #Cycling #GCN #RoadBike Do you ride with a hangover? How do you think it affects your performance on the bike? Let us know in the comments 👇 Sign up to the GCN newsletter Join our Facebook community: If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Watch more on GCN... 📹 New Year's Cycling Resolutions | GCN's Best And Worst! - Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: Bug - Czar Donic Hang - ViriyaPark Bench - Justnormal So Long My Love - Alec Slayne So So - Roof Wide Angle - Viriya Animal Kingdom - Czar Donic Bunsen Burner - Farrell Wooten Fizzy - El Neon Like Seasons Change (Instrumental Version) - Jaslyn Edgar Rubik's Cube - From Now On Something in the Water - Czar Donic Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest and fastest-growing online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything that’s great about the world of cycling. Our videos bring fans compelling daily content including expert tutorials, techniques, training, racing, cutting-edge bike tech, unparalleled behind the scenes event coverage, humour, entertainment, and more. Presented by ex-pro riders, GCN offers a uniquely qualified insight into the world of cycling, and most importantly it’s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans – everyone who makes up the GCN community. We also bring you the latest and greatest tech to your attention, showcase the best places in the world to ride and get exclusive access to events and races. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside #cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing Giro Helmets Pinarello Bikes Zipp Wheels: Enervit Nutrition: Topeak Tools: Canyon Bikes: Pirelli Tyres: Orbea Bikes: Vision Wheels: Wahoo Fitness: Park Tool: Elite Bottles: Whoop Fitness: Komoot: Selle Italia: GCN Japan: GCN Italia: Suscribirse a GCN en Español: The GCN Club - YouTube Channel - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - GMBN Tech - GCN Tech - EMBN - Leave us a comment below