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This was not a challenge on the bucket list

Posted Sep 03, 2014 at 01:15 PM

This was not a challenge on the bucket list

Last weekend, Rowing Olympic medallists Matt Ryan, who won Silver at Beijing and Karsten Fosterling, who won bronze at London, took on a challenge not on the bucket list of most – continuously riding the Wattbike for 24 hours. The men wanted a challenge which would test them both mentally and physically. For Karsten, a member of The O Group, a community council that facilitates relationships, events and support for The Leukaemia Foundation,… continue reading

We set our numbers at realistic levels and we hit them, no excuses.

Posted Aug 19, 2013 at 04:13 PM

A couple of weeks ago we introduced you to Matt Formston and Mick Curran(aka @OzTandem) who are aiming for victory at the 2013 Para Cycling Road World Championships in Canada. To support Matt and Mick we have supplied them with a Wattbike at the hotel where they will be based in Montreal to allow them to continue the focused training they have been undertaking in Australia. Below you'll get an insight into why, as a para-cyclist, Matt finds the… continue reading

We’re consistently pushing the boundaries of using technology to give us an edge

Posted Jul 24, 2013 at 03:25 PM

Today we hear from Matt Formston and Mick Curran who are heading to Canada to compete in the 2013 Para Cycling Road World Championships. They've been training hard on a Wattbike and we've recently arranged to support the guys out in Canada by providing them with a Wattbike to continue their focused training in North America. If you're on Twitter then you can follow Matt and Mick at @OzTandem. We'll be delving into how they prepare… continue reading

Training for the Tour: The principle of specificity and how to climb efficiently

Posted Jul 19, 2013 at 10:29 AM

There’s been much discussion about rider’s power values throughout this Tour de France but we’ll leave others to debate the contentious issues and focus on the real value of power - and that’s when it comes to training. Tim Kerrison, Team Sky's Head of Performance Support, told Guardian.co.uk that Chris Froome had been training specifically at certain power outputs to replicate the efforts he would be making during the… continue reading

Wattbike Weekend of Speed and Power

Posted Jul 15, 2013 at 01:51 PM

Across the world we're privileged to attend some cool events with partners who are as passionate about sport as we are and this weekend was no different. At the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex our UK events partner Team Cycles put on a 'Power Challenge' with Skoda UK, inviting Festival visitors to give it their all on a Wattbike. With the sun shining and a myriad of stars from motorsport on hand there was plenty of power being… continue reading

Le Tour: What we’re listening to, reading and watching

Posted Jul 10, 2013 at 10:11 AM

As the world's greatest bike race moves into the second week we thought we'd share our favourite links to some of the great content that's appearing in the form of podcasts, YouTube videos, blogs and data from the 2013 Tour de France. If you've found some great Tour de France content then leave us a comment below and we'll add it to the list. Riders Cadel Evans - daily diary giving a short snippet into the ups and down of a General… continue reading

Wattbikes used in ground-breaking research by AIS Canberra

Posted May 28, 2013 at 02:26 PM

The Australian Institue of Sport in Canberra is currently undertaking research to look at the benefits of calcium in helping elite athletes to prolong their careers. Specifically the AIS are investigating which calcium-rich foods are best for athletes to help them maintain a strong body, with a focus on pre-race nutrition. Much of the research is undertaken using Wattbikes at the world-class facility in Canberra, enabling the athletes to perform specific… continue reading

The Unquestionable Results

Posted Jan 17, 2013 at 02:26 AM

The Unquestionable Results

How do you know if you have an efficient pedal stroke or not? Certainly this was a question that I tried to ignore when I first started cycling. I knew that my pedal stroke wasn’t the best of the people that I rode and trained with but I had no insight into why it wasn’t as good as the pedal stroke that they were able to produce. So when I first got my hands on a Wattbike (late 2009) I was blown away by being able to see (polar view) how I was… continue reading

Team Wattbike in Grand Fondo

Posted Sep 19, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Team Wattbike in Grand Fondo

Over the weekend the Amy Gillett Grand Fondo took place in Lorne, Victoria. The 120km ride includes 38km along the Great Ocean road before a 10km climb up Skenes Creek Rd with a gradient ranging between 5.6 and 6.8. The remainder of the ride passes through a beautiful forest and along country road before heading back to Lorne with another climb to finish. The ride sees a combination of weekend warrior to the elite. There is even a smaller ride for… continue reading