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It may also help if you move your saddle forward 3 cm and that will make you use your quads more than hamstrings and glutes, and so take the strain off the hamstrings.
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During the ride try bananas as they have plenty of magnesium in them.
It might also have something to do with your fit. If you are starting to do those kind of distances it is probably worthwhile to prevent any longer term injury.
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Question is, why only left hamstring cramping?
Ans: how long is a piece of [ham]string?
Could be a functional disability, an old injury, most likely associated with you not being entirely centred on the bike, thus favouring one side over the other, or being dominant on one side and doing more work that side, or a tendon related issue where you're 'pulling' and scrunching the muscles of the left leg, thus irritating or tightening the hamstring, or your pelvis is misaligned, or it's none of those things at all.
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