The Wattbike Blog

Matt Moran A revolution in indoor group cycling is about to happen!

A revolution in indoor group cycling is about to happen!

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 31, 2011

We’ll be at Leisure Industry Week from September 20th to 22nd and we’ve got a very special announcement to make at the show so come along and see us on Stand H232. We’ll be showcasing the Wattbike on the stand over the 3 days and it’s your chance to see a Wattbike class in action, led by Master instructor Marvin Burton; and if… Read full post

Matt Moran

Calculating your Power Training Zones

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 30, 2011

We’ve just placed a really handy feature on the website to help you calculate your personal Power Training Zones; so when you’ve completed your 3 Minute Aerobic Test just drop your maximum heart rate and maximum minute power into the Training Zones Calculator and it will give you all the info you need to start training in a really focused… Read full post

Alex Skelton What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

Posted by Alex Skelton on Aug 26, 2011

We get lots of updates from elite athletes who are using the Wattbike and we try to post as many as possible up here on the Wattbike blog but sometimes we get one which is, well, just a little bit different. Today is one of those days. Oli Beckingsale, elite XC mountain biker, crashed a couple of weeks ago in the UCI MTB World Cup in the Czech Republic,… Read full post

Ben Addison Wattbike at the Vattenfall Cyclassics

Wattbike at the Vattenfall Cyclassics

Posted by Ben Addison on Aug 25, 2011

Our colleagues in Germany took a couple of Wattbikes to the Vattenfall Cyclassics which took place in Hamburg this past weekend. Touted as the biggest cycle race in the world, it’s estimated that over 800,000 people come out over the three day cycling festival. The Wattbike stand was really busy all day with cyclists wanting to take a look at… Read full post

Matt Moran National Track Championships

National Track Championships

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 24, 2011

I’ve been following @TrackChamps on Twitter today as they announce the names of the riders competing at the British National Track Championships, which takes place from Sept 28th to Oct 2nd at Manchester Velodrome. It’s pretty much the crème de la crème of the British track scene and, in some events, the World scene. With the new rule… Read full post

Matt Moran Bike Fit on the Wattbike

Bike Fit on the Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 23, 2011

If you’ve ever sustained an injury on a bike (other than from falling off!) it’s likely that it will have been caused by an incorrect bike setup. The resulting injuries can make cycling a fairly miserable experience and more often than not cause other problems as one part of the body over-compensates for the pain being felt elsewhere. To… Read full post

Alex Skelton The 3 keys to triathlon success

The 3 keys to triathlon success

Posted by Alex Skelton on Aug 22, 2011

We’ve just had an update on how Team Dillon’s Christy McKee has been getting on over the past few months which includes a significant amount of training on a Wattbike. Her triathlon results have been very impressive and it’s clear from what she says below that a combination of high quality training, a great coach and proper nutrition… Read full post

Matt Moran When life gets in the way of training

When life gets in the way of training

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 18, 2011

You start off a training program with lofty ambitions of sticking to it rigourously then you miss a session because of a what feels like a cold, then work gets really busy and you’re travelling a lot so you miss another session and all of a sudden you’ve let go of all of the good work you put in over the past few months. Well, that’s… Read full post

Matt Moran

Wigan Warriors sharing training sessions

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 17, 2011

One of the things I really love about the Wattbike community is the willingness to share training sessions here on the blog, on Facebook and Twitter, it really helps everybody that owns a Wattbike to get the most out of their training. We find a lot of people doing sportive or triathlons tweeting about their latest training session but it’s a… Read full post

Matt Moran Ian Richards gives us the low-down on his Wattbike training

Ian Richards gives us the low-down on his Wattbike training

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 16, 2011

You’ve probably read about some of the great performaces Ian Richards has been putting in as he enjoys his first season of European road racing here on the Wattbike blog. From completing his first full UCI Tour to becoming champion of South Holland, Ian’s season has gone from strength to strength. It’s fair say that Ian’s a perfect… Read full post

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Walter Thorburn coaching triathlon on the Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 15, 2011

Monday mornings are usually full of planning for a busy week ahead, telephone calls, emails from the weekend to answer and working out where I am going to be over the next 7 days! This morning got off to a great start with an email overnight from a Wattbike user in New Zealand; it’s the kind of email which I forwarded to the rest of the team here… Read full post

Matt Moran Success at Under 23 European Track Cycling Championships

Success at Under 23 European Track Cycling Championships

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 12, 2011

You may remember we visited Andy Sparks of Empower Coaching Systems in Mallorca a few weeks ago and he was just about to head off to Portugal for the Under-23 European Track Cycling Championships with a few of the riders under his guidance. Some great news arrived at Wattbike HQ earlier this week as Ahmet Orken became the first Turkish rider to secure… Read full post

Ben Addison Wattbike at London Triathlon

Wattbike at London Triathlon

Posted by Ben Addison on Aug 12, 2011

Last weekend we headed to London where we had Wattbikes on theTata Steel stand in the Expo area. Tata Steel are a sponsor of the British Triathlon Federation with one of their initiatives being the Tata Kids of Steel, which has introduced over 35,000 kids from nearly 400 schools to the sport of Triathlon. Fantastic! It was so great to see so many kids… Read full post

Matt Moran

The Beauty of the Velodrome

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 10, 2011

I cannot wait to get inside the new London 2012 Olympics velodrome and on seeing this video from RIBA it just confirmed that it will become one of the iconic sporting buildings in the UK in the coming years. The velodrome is on the shortlist for the Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize and this video explains why. Take a look at the… Read full post

Alex Skelton

Taking Rugby Lions to the Premiership

Posted by Alex Skelton on Aug 09, 2011

As followers of rugby, and for that matter sport in general, we were interested to see the news that Neil Back had taken the Head Coach job at Rugby Lions FC with the stated aim of getting them into the Aviva Premiership in the next five years. Back will be joined by Ben Gollings who takes up the position of player/coach. It wasn’t long between… Read full post