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Matt Moran

Announcing our new Wattbike Trainer and Pro models

Posted by Matt Moran on Jun 30, 2011

You might have noticed reports of our new Wattbike models hitting the web today. We’re really pleased and proud to be announcing these new products which see a number of improvements to the Wattbike as a result of customer feedback from elite and amateur sports-people alike. The new models sport a brand new handlebar design featuring drop handlebars,… Read full post

Matt Moran Beckingsale tops the podium in South Wales

Beckingsale tops the podium in South Wales

Posted by Matt Moran on Jun 28, 2011

Elite XC mountain biker Oli Beckingsale dropped us a line today and this time he’s got some great news! After a series of races in which he suffered bad luck with mechanical problems, Oli finally made it to the top step of the podium. Let’s hope this run of good luck continues through to the next World Cup race at Windham in the USA on July… Read full post

Alex Skelton

Is it still the SpuBike?

Posted in Interviews by Alex Skelton on Jun 28, 2011

Normally we try really hard to push the Wattbike brand wherever we go, but after visiting Wigan Warriors earlier in the year and finding out that they call their Wattbike the SpuBike (that, apparently is the local spelling of Spew!) we wanted to find out what progress had been made. We weren’t disappointed by the news from Mark Bitcon, Head of… Read full post

Matt Moran Wattbike plays a part in Triathlon Masterclass with Helen Jenkins

Wattbike plays a part in Triathlon Masterclass with Helen Jenkins

Posted in Events by Matt Moran on Jun 27, 2011

On Tuesday of last week we headed down to Hyde Park in London for the GE Capital Sport Action Zone Triathlon Masterclass. Marc Jenkins, former Olympic Triathlete and coach of World Champion Helen Jenkins, spent the day handing out coaching advice to 20 innercity young children. The children were put through their paces and given expert tuition across… Read full post

Matt Moran How to ride a sportive 40 minutes faster than last year!

How to ride a sportive 40 minutes faster than last year!

Posted in Case Studies by Matt Moran on Jun 27, 2011

We love to hear how people are getting on with their Wattbike on Twitter and it’s always fantastic to see the results people are gaining from their training. When I saw the tweet below I just had to find out more… We believe 100% in the product we have created and we know from personal contact with elite athletes that the results from training… Read full post

Matt Moran Fenton Fitness speaks about the Wattbike

Fenton Fitness speaks about the Wattbike

Posted in Interviews by Matt Moran on Jun 23, 2011

I recently travelled to see Fenton Fitness in Lancashire who have started to use Wattbikes at their impressive gym facility. The owner, Ric Fenton, gave us a tour of his gym and showed us how the Wattbike forms an important part of the Octathlon series that he runs. The Octathlon is a timed-event consisting of 8 different disciplines including Wattbike,… Read full post

Matt Moran The Road to Somewhere

The Road to Somewhere

Posted in Case Studies by Matt Moran on Jun 21, 2011

I’ve been blogging about my progress on the Wattbike for a few weeks now, my first ever training session and the 3 minute aerobic test should make interesting reading for anybody who has just purchased a Wattbike or is looking to start some kind of structured training programme. However, this blog post isn’t about a Wattbike session at all.… Read full post

Matt Moran Riding to victory in the Netherlands

Riding to victory in the Netherlands

Posted in Interviews by Matt Moran on Jun 15, 2011

Some fantastic news has reached Wattbike HQ as we received an update from Australian cyclist Ian Richards who took his first win in two years and the title of ‘Champion of South Holland’ this past weekend. Ian’s been using a Wattbike for some time now and it’s great that we have played a part in this well-deserved success. Ian,… Read full post

Matt Moran Phil Liggett talks all things Wattbike with us

Phil Liggett talks all things Wattbike with us

Posted in Interviews by Matt Moran on Jun 14, 2011

When anybody mentions ‘the Voice of Cycling’ you really do think of only one, well actually two, people, Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwin. They have provided the soundtrack to many Tour de France performances and it was fantastic to find ourselves sitting and listening to Phil talk about how, and importantly why, he chooses to train on a Wattbike.… Read full post

Matt Moran I just need to keep my push-bike in one piece!

I just need to keep my push-bike in one piece!

Posted in Interviews by Matt Moran on Jun 14, 2011

More updates have arrived at Wattbike HQ from elite XC mountain biker Oli Beckingsale who followed up a great performance at the Dalby Forest World Cup with what turned out to be, in his own words, a disappointing showing at the next round in Offenburg, Germany. Oli, who trains on a Wattbike, then returned to the UK where he extended his lead in the… Read full post

Matt Moran Geoff Cooke drops in on Wattbike

Geoff Cooke drops in on Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on Jun 08, 2011

Friend of Wattbike, cycling coach Geoff Cooke, dropped in to see us last week and bought along one of the young athletes he is training at the velodrome in Newport, Wales. Ellie Coster is just 15 and Geoff, who has a very keen eye for serious track talent, told us she has been posting some impressive times on the track. British Cycling have taken note… Read full post

Matt Moran 3 Minutes of Truth

3 Minutes of Truth

Posted in Case Studies by Matt Moran on Jun 06, 2011

After playing around with getting my Wattbike setup to my own preference it quickly dawned on me that I would be wasting a huge opportunity if I didn’t follow some kind of training plan. Thankfully, Eddie Fletcher, Wattbike’s sport scientist, has provided some great free training plans for both sportive riders and triathletes to follow. The Sportive… Read full post

Matt Moran Japanese rower Eri Wakai at the World Rowing Cup

Japanese rower Eri Wakai at the World Rowing Cup

Posted in Events by Matt Moran on Jun 03, 2011

Japanese rower Eri Wakai made the final of the lightweight women’s single scull event at the Samsung World Rowing Cup I in Munich last weekend. Eri has been using a Wattbike as an essential part of her training for over six months and told us, “The Wattbike contributes to improving my overall physical ability, but particularly my endurance.… Read full post