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Sarah Adams

Joanna Rowsell Talks Altitude Training

Posted by Sarah Adams about 1 week ago

You've completed your last event of the summer, but now you're wondering how to improve your performance and make marginal gains ahead of next years events. Altitude training could be the perfect antidote. In this video, Olympic Champion Joanna Rowsell shares her experience of altitude training: If you’re looking to improve ahead of your next event, why not take a look at our training… Read full post Read full post


Tom Crampton

Team Wattbike’s Debut at the Revolution Series

Posted in Events by Tom Crampton about 2 weeks ago

Last weekend several members of Wattbike’s UK staff joined nearly 2000 other spectators at the newly opened Derby Arena to watch the debut of Team Wattbike in the Revolution Series. Revolution Series is the most successful elite track cycling league in the world established in 2003 and has hosted riders including Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton as well as countless… Read full post Read full post


Tom Crampton

Wattbike’s Top 3 Late Summer Sportives

Posted by Tom Crampton about 2 weeks ago

Whilst we’re huge advocates of training indoors even we know there is nothing better than a late summer sportive. With balmy conditions, enough daylight hours to take on longer challenges and the opportunity to beat your mates, there aren’t many cycling experiences which beat them. The summer, however, is drawing to a close and it will soon be time to hang up those short sleeve jerseys… Read full post Read full post


Tom Crampton

Joanna Rowsell’s Top Tips for Event Preparation

Posted by Tom Crampton about 3 weeks ago

The summer cycling season is in full swing, you’ve trained hard over the past few months and you’re feeling fresh for your upcoming event. But, in these final stages before the big race, what should you be focusing your time on? In this video, Olympic Champion Joanna Rowsell shares her top tips for event preparation: If you’re looking for training tips and advice ahead of your next… Read full post Read full post


Sarah Adams

New Research Reveals the Fall of the Sportive

Posted by Sarah Adams on Aug 04, 2015

For many years, cyclists have enjoyed summer sportives, spurred on perhaps by the Tour de France in early summer. However, new research we’ve conducted reveals that the sportive is falling in popularity. The survey, completed by 1,396 British cyclists, reveals that three in four see sportives as either something to be avoided (32.4%) or merely a way of training for a more important challenges… Read full post Read full post


Sarah Adams

Lucy Gossage Shares Her ‘Smashfest’ Wattbike Session

Posted by Sarah Adams on Jul 22, 2015

By Wattbike ambassador and top triathlete Lucy Gossage. Once a week I run a Wattbike class at Ethos hot yoga in Cambridge. If I’m honest, every Friday afternoon my heart sinks at the thought of doing this. I’ve usually done a big session myself earlier in the day and generally feel much more like sitting on the sofa like a sloth than cycling into town to watch other people cycling. Yet… Read full post Read full post


Sarah Adams

The Most Memorable Battles of the Tour de France

Posted by Sarah Adams on Jul 20, 2015

As the Tour de France competition hots up and Chris Froome fights to hold on to the Yellow Jersey, we wanted to take a look back at the most iconic battles of the past 30 years. We surveyed 1,396 British cyclists who shared their thoughts on the most memorable battles of the recent tours. Bradley Wiggins vs Chris Froome Being a British survey, Bradley Wiggins vs Chris Froome (2012) received the biggest… Read full post Read full post


With the climbing stages of the Tour de France about to take hold, we thought it would only be right to gather the thoughts of British cyclists on the most iconic climbs from Tour de France history. As part of our research we surveyed 1,396 cyclists who shared their thoughts on the most iconic and most coveted climbs of the recent tours. The findings Alpe d’Huez holds the top spot for most iconic… Read full post Read full post


Have you been inspired by Chirs Froome's performance during the Stage 9 Time Trial section of the Tour de France? In this video, our ambassador and top time triallist Matt Bottrill shares his top five tips on how to train for time trials: Now you know the tricks and techniques the pro's use to optimise their time trial performance, it's time for you to get started. If you've not tried… Read full post Read full post


With a number of cobbled sections in stage four of the 2015 Tour de France, we thought it would be fitting to get the views of a pro cyclist on how best to train for the killer cobbles. Written by Ian Richards, pro cyclist for Baby Dump cycling team: Training for cobbles isn't much different than any other type of training, plus you can train for cobbled races without actually training on cobbles.… Read full post Read full post


Sarah Adams

Wattbike is the Single Thing that has Helped Turn My Fitness Around

Posted in Case Studies, Testimonials by Sarah Adams on Jun 25, 2015

We love hearing how our customers are using the Wattbike to achieve their goals and become fitter and faster. It brought a huge smile to our face when recent customer Euan Goodman got in touch to tell us how the Wattbike has transformed his fitness and wellbeing. Q - Tell us a bit about yourself and your sporting background I’m a 35 year old MD of a kitchen manufacturing business in Suffolk,… Read full post Read full post


Sarah Adams

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Cycling Testing

Posted by Sarah Adams on Jun 17, 2015

In years gone by, cycling testing has been reserved for sport science laboratories, where a qualified sport scientist is on hand to tell you every single detail about your ride. But, as an amateur cyclist, you may have little opportunity to visit a sport science facility, which means you could be missing out on essential information which could help you implement a more effective training plan. We’ve… Read full post Read full post


Sarah Adams

Race Report: Bottrill Takes UCI Amateur National TT

Posted by Sarah Adams on Jun 08, 2015

This weekend, Wattbike ambassador Matt Bottrill won the Men’s Time Trial event at the Tour of Cambridge, read on for his full race report. ----- This weekend I took part in the Tour of Cambridge amateur national time trial event. This is a new event that's been added to the UK calendar, which gives all different age categories the chance to qualify for the amateur world championships in Denmark… Read full post Read full post


Tom Crampton

How the Wattbike Helped Me Win Every Vet 40 Race This Season

Posted by Tom Crampton on Jun 04, 2015

Today we’re pleased to welcome our regular guest blogger Duncan Shea-Simonds to the blog. We’ve been following Duncan and his wife Claire on their road to Kona for a couple of years now, take a look at their previous blogs here. ----- With some pretty hefty, long distance goals coming late in the 2015 season, Claire and I have both decided to mix our season up a bit this year. The plan… Read full post Read full post


Tom Crampton

How the Amateur Cyclist Can Use Power to Enhance Performance

Posted by Tom Crampton on Jun 02, 2015

Training with power used to be strictly for the professionals, but now with power meter and indoor trainers like the Wattbike becoming more affordable, amateur cyclists can now benefit from this elite training experience. Read on to find out how training with power can enhance your performance, plus some hints and tips to get you started. What is power? Power (Watts) measures your output of effort… Read full post Read full post