Win a Camelpak for this summer’s cycling

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With temperatures this weekend predicted to soar, there’s greater need than ever to stay well hydrated on your bike. A Camelpak is a comfortable way to carry a useful amount of drink, and if you fill it with cold water, it acts like a cooling system for your back.

On an intensive ride, you need to drink about 1 litre of water every hour and it’s best taken little and often. If you are on a particularly long or competitive ride, you may want to add an energy drink to the water.

Win a Camelpak

The Camelbak Hydrobak holds a useful 1.5 litres of your favourite drink. If you could fill yours with anything, what would it be? Let us know at the bottom of this page and one lucky person will win their own Camelpak.

Driving to Europe this summer?

The effect of dehydration has been shown to be equivalent to drinking and driving – a problem exacerbated by long motorway journeys in a hot country.

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Researchers found that mild hypo hydration increased driver errors during a prolonged, monotonous driving task. The effect on the motorists tested by Loughborough University was equivalent to driving at the drink drive limit (blood alcohol content of approximately 0.08 per cent) or while sleep deprived.

Studies were first carried out on men, who drank 200 ml of water every hour. On the dehydration test day, the same subjects consumed only 25 ml per hour – the equivalent of four sips. When dehydrated, the drivers were more likely to drift, brake late, and touch the rumble strip.


Ethical cycle insurance

On the face of it, one cycle insurance policy is much like another, but the devil is the detail. Check your small print for so-called ‘new-for-old’ replacement – many insurers use the term, but if your bicycle is more than a few years old, devalue it severely. This means you are left out of pocket when you come to replace it.

With ETA cycle insurance, however old the bike, if it’s stolen you get enough to buy a new model. Furthermore, every cycle insurance policy you buy from us helps support the work of the ETA Trust, our charity campaigning for a cleaner, safer transport future. No wonder The Good Shopping Guide has voted us Britain’s most ethical insurance company three years in a row.


Comments

  1. Stuart Lamb

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    I’m thirsty

  2. Eddie Kinghorn

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    I’d fill it with water and ensure a hydrated, sober and legal ride!!

  3. Oliver

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    I’d fill it with camel’s milk. yum.

  4. Owen Van Gijn

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    pure cold Malvern spring water fresh from the source whilst exploring the countryside

  5. Sharon Evans

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    Good old fashioned tap water, it’s free and won’t leave a residue

  6. Iain

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    Only ever fill with water, otherwise need to clean it out.

  7. Ema

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    If I was there I would fill it with the best water in the World, Icelandic water 🙂

  8. Nathan

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    I have had one of these for years, I would aim to pass onto my daughter to encourage her cycling mania.

  9. Charlotte

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    Vimto squash keeps me going, mmmmm!

  10. Ben

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    The tears of 1000s of drivers stuck in the traffic?

  11. James Hart

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    H2O or maybe some water 😂

  12. Carsten Rosenlund Meilandt

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    The worlds best chocolate milk from Denmark, COCIO ….. 🙂

  13. Claire

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    Water and only tap water!

  14. Greg

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    Tempted to fill with the water of life (whisky) but perhaps that’s not so wise
    So will fill with highland spring water.

  15. Christine

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    Just water will do. Sports drinks just gunk it up.

  16. Roger

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    Fresh spring water with some freshly squeezed strawberry juice and a little lemon juice.

  17. Mark D

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    I’d fill it with coconut water, the best natural hydration bar none

  18. Steve Walsh

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    I’d go for ice-cold dandelion and burdock cordial. The taste of my childhood!

  19. Mark B

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    Just water but for those odd occasions when I leave work after the pub’s shut a couple of pints would be a lovely novelty!

  20. adrian price

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    cider— or if im being sensible perrier mimeral water with a dash of water

  21. Ryan Payne

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    Id fill mine with Hooch and probably take a pasty too cause drinking and cycling makes me hungry 😉

  22. Joel

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    Gin and tonic. No, I mean, er, good old council pop of course.

  23. Scott

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    It would have to be Estrella hic.

  24. Alec

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    Acqua Panna

  25. Matt Blackmore

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    I’d fill it with cyclists petroleum: water and SIS lemon and lime energy shizzle

  26. Peter Clark

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    Water. The original and still the best

  27. Stuart Kowalski

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    Honestly. …not sure of it would be filled with water or alcohol. …
    Pretty sure now it would be a water based liquid….honest

  28. Lawrence

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    Ice cold spring water.

  29. Spencer Back

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    Iced water please

  30. James

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    Love to drink on the move and this sounds great for hot days

  31. Toby James

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    Lovely fresh chilled water with some ice cubes thrown in for good measure

  32. Jane C

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    Filtered water

  33. Chris

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    Unchlorinated, all-natural water from a gorgeous place in the countryside I used to visit in the summer. Delicious, refreshing, clean and natural from a private spring. Not the bottled rainwater we’re all used to 😉

  34. Bob Longhurst

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    What a clever, simple, really COOL “must have”.

  35. Simon Randall

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    I’d fill it with an electrolyte drink – the perfect way to ensure that I keep the body’s salt levels correctly topped up even if I was sweating profusely!

  36. Paul B

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    Water in mine!

  37. Gavin

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    IPA failing that Palmers Copper.

  38. Stefano

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    Water. The original.

  39. Neil gathani

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    I’d fill it with one mahoosive cappuccino!! 😂😂 ice one that is…

  40. Wai

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    Elderflower cordial

  41. Ben Young

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    Cool filtered water!

  42. T Deave

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    In this weather? Who can say no!!

  43. edwin

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    Water and only water. so much easier to keep clean!

  44. O Jackson

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    Water with crushed ice

  45. Roger Birchall

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    Fresh spring water (straight from the tap)!

  46. Haydn

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    very cold tap water

  47. Charles

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    Could be the straw that breaks the Camel’s Pak if I don’t win!

  48. Dick Willis

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    Brilliant kit.

  49. Lisa Taylor

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    Moving to New Zealand….fresh clean river water!

  50. Jonathan Hunt

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    H 2 Whoa, baby!

  51. James Harris

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    Ice cold water.

  52. Ruth Purdy

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    Squash for some refreshment

  53. Anthony Johnson

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    Ice coffee!

  54. Francis Voon

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    Water!

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