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We’ve been working with Porsche Human Performance (PHP) for a couple of years at their base at the home of British motorsport, Silverstone, so we were delighted to be invited to join them at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Alongside Porsche’s fantastic display of modern and historic sportscars taking on the famous Goodwood hill, the guys from the PHP set up a challenge for visitors… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

Bike history none but a Wattbike addict was born

Posted by Matt Moran about 6 days ago

Guest blog by Ruth Ward Well some say I was crazy but a friend had mentioned something about a bike sportive called La Marmotte and if I wanted to do it I should sign up quickly or there would be no spaces left. Nothing like a bit of pressure to make you do something completely irrational! Bike history...none. Last ride on a bike...when I was a child. I had a friend who had an online coach and this… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

Put that ride in the box marked ‘Special’

Posted by Matt Moran about 1 week ago

The Prudential RideLondon 2014 action kicked off with the Cycling Show at ExCel where we saw record crowds visit the Wattbike stand for last-minute riding tips, discussions on how training with power can make riders of all abilities go faster and to take a look at pedalling technique. Quite a few of our visitors loved the Wattbike so much they placed an order there and then at the show, with many already… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

You should never quit no matter how long it takes

Posted by Matt Moran about 2 weeks ago

Whenever an email drops into the inbox from Wattbike Ambassador Matt Bottrill you can't help but open it and see which race he's won this week. A stunning season from Matt has seen him take win after win and now we're happy to report that he's just taken the National 25 Mile Championships. You really get a feel for how much this event means to Matt in his race report below. Congratulations… Read full post Read full post


What a great example of determination from @Paul_OConnell on the @wattbike. #LionsTour pic.twitter.com/vwbpgk1Ujv — British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) June 28, 2013 An article in the Irish Examiner this past weekend really sums up why the Wattbike is becoming the tool of choice when it comes to training and testing in the world of rugby union. Ireland, British Lions and Munster star Paul… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

L’Etape du Tour 2014 was truly tough and epic

Posted by Matt Moran about 3 weeks ago

We're always keen to hear how people have got on when they have been training hard for an event. One day on the bike that many aim for is to complete the l'Etape du Tour which allows amateur cyclists to ride a stage of the Tour de France on closed roads just a few days before the pro riders tackle the course. Dermot has already written for us on the blog, talking of how he and his partner,… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

Sky Sports: Riding the Dales [Video Series]

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 22, 2014

Earlier this year we worked closely with Sky Sports and a group of novice cyclists to help them take on the gruelling Stage 1 of the Tour de France. With the Grand Depart taking place in Yorkshire it turned out to be a really special experience for all involved. The individuals taking part are all familiar faces and include Sky presenter Sarah-Jane Mee, Sky News presenter Kay Burley, England Rugby… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

James Golding - Distance over Time- Video

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 18, 2014

Distance Over Time from SpindleProductions on Vimeo. Sit back and relax for the next 10 minutes as you're taken on a journey of courage with the extraordinary James Golding. Earlier this year James attempted to break the world record for distance covered in 7 days. We supported James in his journey (and continue to do so) with a Wattbike to help him make the most of his training time. Read more… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

10 ways to follow the Tour De France

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 15, 2014

Keeping up-to-date with what’s happening at the Tour de France can be a full-time job in itself, so we’ve put together our top 10 go-to places to get the most out of the three-week grand tour. ------------------------------------ TV - Eurosport with Carlton Kirby and ‘King’ (Sean) Kelly for wall-to-wall coverage or ITV for the Phil and Paul show with the excellent Ned Boulting… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

Win with Wattbike at the Tour de France

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 03, 2014

So you think the Tour de France is all about the cyclists?…not true. Those of you who have seen the Tour de France first hand will already know about the amazing spectacle that is the Caravane. Those heading to Yorkshire this weekend or London on Monday to witness the world’s greatest sporting event for the first time will not want to miss it. Vehicles of every shape and size precede the… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

HotChillee London-Paris 2014 - one Wattbiker’s account

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 03, 2014

Paul Cox, Wattbike's Customer Service Team Leader rode HotChillee's London to Paris ride last month. Here's how he got on, in his own words: "It has been a few days since the end of Hot Chillee London to Paris, needless to say I have taken a few well earned days off the bike. It is not very often that I ride three back to back 100+ mile days, coupled with a few too many drinks at the awesome… Read full post Read full post


Tom Crampton

Sky Sports: Riding the Dales - The Yorkshire Tour Challenge

Posted by Tom Crampton on Jun 30, 2014

Over the past few months we've been working with a team of riders who'll be taking on Stage One of the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire. The four riders will be familiar names to many, including England Rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood, Sky News' Sarah-Jane Mee, Winter Olympic short track speed skater Elise Christie and former World champion boxer Johnny Nelson. Their journey to taking… Read full post Read full post


Richard Baker

HotChillee London-Paris 2014 - Day Two: Life of a Domestique

Posted by Richard Baker on Jun 27, 2014

The day started with a 5:15am rise, however, this could have gone very wrong for my colleague (Wattbike Customer Service Lead) Paul as rather than setting his alarm for 5:15, he set it for 5:45am for reasons known only to himself. Fortunately his room domestique (me) had set the correct time and was able to wake him up with a ready made coffee....these "pro's" are high maintenance. After a swift… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

Launching our Tune-Up Training Plan

Posted by Matt Moran on Jun 27, 2014

We’ve all been at that tipping point in the run-up to an event we entered 12 months ago where work and family commitments meant that we’d forgotten about one important aspect of getting to the finish line – training. Fear not if you have a century ride coming up, such as the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, as we’ve developed a Tune-Up Training Plan to bring focus to the final… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

Health Club Management: The Future of Indoor Cycling

Posted by Matt Moran on Jun 24, 2014

We were recently interviewed by health and fitness magazine, Health Club Management, where we spoke of how the Wattbike came to be the premier indoor bike available today. From our development phase of spending a great deal of time meeting British Cycling’s exacting standards through to pointers on where the Wattbike is headed next, this interview with Rich Baker provides a unique insight into… Read full post Read full post