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Richard Baker

Our Favourite Indoor Cycling Studios from Across the Globe

Posted by Richard Baker about 1 day ago

Indoor cycling and ‘spinning’ classes have taken over the fitness industry in recent years, but now, athletes, cyclists and fitness enthusiasts are demanding more than flashing lights and pumping beats during their session. In an effort to meet the needs of the fitness industry, we’ve recently seen a number of gyms and studios emerging with a different type of indoor cycling class.… Read full post Read full post

As the days get longer and the warmer weather means you can get out on the open road, you’re sure to start thinking about the upcoming race season, whatever that means for you. That’s why we’ve put together the pre-season preparation series, where Wattbike experts and ambassadors offer advice on how to prepare for your upcoming event. This week, we’re all about road racing.… Read full post Read full post

Richard Baker

Tamara Taylor Announced as Wattbike Ambassador

Posted by Richard Baker about 1 week ago

Today we're pleased to announce that England Rugby captain Tamara Taylor has come on board as our latest Wattbike ambassador. As well as being an athlete at the top of her game, Tamara works full time and uses the Wattbike to make her training as time efficient as possible. She explains: "I’m still working full time whilst trying to train and compete at the highest level, so the Wattbike… Read full post Read full post

Tom Crampton

Derby Arena Opens the Largest Wattbike Studio in the UK

Posted in Events by Tom Crampton about 1 week ago

Last week saw the launch of the largest Wattbike studio in the UK at the newly opened Derby Arena. This state of the art facility boasts 31 Wattbikes in total as well as a velodrome, gym and a multi-sport area in track centre. The Wattbike studio holds 29 Wattbikes, making it the largest in the UK, and will be running Power Cycling classes throughout the week. Be sure to join us this weekend (28th… Read full post Read full post

Tom Crampton

Porsche Human Performance use Wattbike to Build Race Fitness

Posted by Tom Crampton about 1 week ago

Our friends at Porsche Human Performance know that racing drivers constantly push themselves to the limit, that’s why both physical and mental fitness are a key part of the game. In this video, Mark Webber is joined by drivers from all disciplines to explain the importance of fitness and how they’re getting race fit for 2015. As cardio is a key aspect of race fitness, you may spot the Wattbike… Read full post Read full post

John Wilson

Get Through the 20 Minute Test with Top Triathlete Lucy Gossage

Posted by John Wilson about 3 weeks ago

Are you a seasoned cyclist or practiced triathlete looking for a way to track your progress ahead of your next race? The 20 minute test could be just the ticket. Wattbike Ambassador and Ironman triathlete Lucy Gossage is here to explain why you’d want to complete a 20 minute test: The 20 minute test is a killer, it is conducted at 75-80% of maximum minute power and measures improvement in sustaining… Read full post Read full post

In December we told you about our partnership with the epic event Le Tour - One Day Ahead (read the blog here). Le Tour will see former England footballer Geoff Thomas and 20 "amateur" riders take on the entire Tour de France route, one day ahead of the professionals, to raise £1,000,000 for Cure Leukaemia. With seven riders now signed up for the challenge, Geoff and the team met Professor Charlie… Read full post Read full post

Sarah Adams

Pre-season Preparation Series: The 10 Mile Time Trial

Posted by Sarah Adams on Mar 05, 2015

Spring marks the start of one important season for many amateur cyclists, the 10 mile club time trial. If you plan to be one of the lycra-clad cyclists going hell for leather along the nearest A road this summer, then you’re in the right place. We’ve put together some all-important preparation tips to help you beat your 2014 personal best. 1. Have a plan Even if you cycle regularly, a time… Read full post Read full post

Pedalling technique is a vital element of cycling. It can affect how your bike handles, your power output, your risk of injury and ultimately your speed. So, when was the last time you really thought about how you pedal? Pedalling technique is difficult to gauge as you can’t see what you’re doing. Most cyclists simply think the cranks are fixed so your feet just go round right? Wrong. The… Read full post Read full post

Tom Crampton

Use Live Training Zones to Make Your Goals a Reality

Posted by Tom Crampton on Feb 27, 2015

Whether your goal for 2015 is completing your first sportive, winning your local time trial champs or taking on an epic challenge ride, live training zones can help you in achieving your goal. Training zones make training extra efficient as they ensure you’re riding at the exact intensity that’s right for you. If you own or use a Wattbike you can also take advantage of the live training… Read full post Read full post

Today we welcome our most recent ambassador Tom Youngs to the blog, to talk about Six Nations, rehabilitation and getting back to peak performance. I’ve taken a few hits on the Rugby pitch but I’ll never forget my first ‘3 minute test’ on the Wattbike, luckily an in-built competitive nature that runs in the family lends itself pretty well to pushing yourself to the max! And… Read full post Read full post

Sarah Adams

From a Stroke to Scottish TT Champion - Q&A with Callum Finlayson

Posted in Case Studies, Interviews, Testimonials by Sarah Adams on Feb 18, 2015

We all know that in order to achieve exceptional results, you need to commit yourself to your training. Today we feature an inspirational Q&A with Callum Finlayson, who through dedication and committed training, beat his debilitating disease into remission to become Scottish 100 Mile Time Trial Champion. Q. Where did your journey to Scottish Time Trial Champion start? Five years ago, I developed… Read full post Read full post

You’ve completed your three minute test, set your training zones, and made a start on a structured training plan. That’s great, but what should you do next? To ensure you stay motivated and achieve those all important performance gains it’s important to continually measure the effectiveness of your training plan. A great way to do this is by completing a 10 minute progress test. What… Read full post Read full post

Richard Baker

Tom Youngs Announced as Wattbike Ambassador

Posted by Richard Baker on Feb 12, 2015

It's been a busy few weeks on the rugby scene with the Six Nations underway and the Rugby World Cup on the horizon. In the midst of all this action, we are pleased to let you know Leicester Tigers and England forward Tom Youngs has come on board as our latest Wattbike Ambassador. Tom is a firm believer that the Wattbike can help him prepare correctly for the big events he's facing in the coming… Read full post Read full post

Tom Crampton

Wattbike Announce Deal with the UCI World Cycling Centre

Posted by Tom Crampton on Feb 09, 2015

We're very excited to announce a deal with the UCI World Cycling Centre which sees Wattbike become a training, testing and monitoring tool for the high performance facility in Aigle, Switzerland. The relationship reinforces Wattbike as the indoor training tool of choice for elite sports organisations. Read on below for the full press release. -------------------------- Wattbike signs deal with… Read full post Read full post