U P D A T E – This week (May 2018), Back in the Saddle won ‘Best in the World’, at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2018 in China winning ‘Sports Nutrition’ and ‘Charity Fundraising’ categories. A massive achievement for Hayden Groves and the team behind the book & the 3 Tours Challenge. It goes without saying in addition the contribution that has been made to Cure Leukaemia, by the support of BaxterStorey and the all important book design by Face Publications. Food Photography by Adrian Franklin & cycling photography by Dave Hayward. We went and interviewed Hayden soon after he returned from the 3 Tours Challenge, watch the VIDEO.
Coming soon is Hayden Groves 3 Tours Cookbook. This is a developed idea from Hayden being a team member of the 3 Tours Challenge. This challenge has been put together by Geoff Thomas, ex-Crystal Palace footballer and supported by a multitude of partners. Over 6,500 miles over a grueling three tours: Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España. The book focuses on all of the tours from a cycling perspective with a huge depth of images and stories. Hayden also being inspired as a chef wrote and prepared over 60+ recipes of dishes from the 3 countries travelled. This included typical dishes from the regions that they cycled through, which feature in the 3 Tours Cookbook. It took approximately 5 days of food photography by Adrian Franklin at Borough Market and Hayden’s place of work in the City of London. Hayden was supported by premium caterer Baxter Storey and 100% of the profits of his book will be donated to Cure Leukemia. The book demonstrates Hayden’s grit determination to succeed and achieve as chef and endurance cyclist. The publisher is the highly respected Face Publications. The 3 Tours Cookbook will be amazing. Further blogs to follow . . . Take a look at Hayden’s Blog to read about this endurance challenge at It’s not about the Grouse.
Some interesting stats are as follows from the 3 Tours Challenge
10,505 kilometers cycled
133,000 metres climbed
Each rider burnt 1,008,000 calories
25,000,000 revolutions on the bike
Cycling Images by Dave Hayward