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With the launch of our new Wattbike Power Cycling Studio Edition taking place at Leisure Industry Week 2014 we spoke to Health Club Managament about how the health and fitness industry has bought into the accuracy, versatility and features of the Wattbike as the testing, training and rehabilitation tool. We look forward to seeing you at LIW2014 and showing you how the Wattbike can transform your offering.… Read full post Read full post

Richard Baker

Wattbike at LIW2014: The Future of Indoor Cycling

Posted by Richard Baker about 3 days ago

Ahead of Leisure Industry Week 2014 we sat down with Health Club Management and discussed our unique history, how the Wattbike can help operators attract new members and look ahead to some exciting developments ahead for our company. We'll be launching our new indoor group cycling software at LIW2014 - Wattbike Power Cycling Studio Edition - and we look forward to seeing you there. Download our… Read full post Read full post

Tom Crampton

Road to Kona: Take Two

Posted by Tom Crampton about 1 week ago

By Duncan Shea-Simonds Wow – what a ride! - This season I mean.... It really doesn't seem all that long ago I was sat, stewing in my own juice, typing up a blog post, having failed to reach my goal of Kona qualification by the end of 2013. It was a bitter pill and a pretty tough time, having worked so hard and made a fair few sacrifices, for it to come to nothing. In 2013 you may remember… Read full post Read full post

Download Wattbike Commercial Brochure (9MB) Join us at Leisure Industry Week 2014 from 30th September-2nd October where we'll be launching our new Power Cycling Studio Edition software. Combining the unrivalled accuracy and fantastic ride feel of the Wattbike with our new group cycling software delivers the best indoor group cycling experience available today. Key features of Wattbike Power Cycling… Read full post Read full post

This guest blog comes courtesy of Peloton Training. ---------------------------------- An all-too-often favoured training technique of many recreational cyclists is to go out and just ride. Completing our pre-chosen course in the quickest time we can within the boundaries of reasonable comfort is often the goal. Or perhaps we’ll go out and we won’t be satisfied unless we can feel the burn… Read full post Read full post

Wattbike Ambassador Matt Bottrill has had what can only be described as an extraordinary year with another weekend bringing another title, this time the RTTC Circuit Time Trial Championship. A who's who of British domestic time-trialling was in attendance in Wales to take on a course of 20 miles. This was an event Matt had been looking forward to as he aimed to keep his unbeaten record on familiar… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

2014 Alpine Challenge: Review

Posted by Matt Moran about 3 weeks ago

One week after the Alpine Challenge seemed like a good time to reflect on what was a fantastic event based out of Annecy. With a change in the route in 2014 there were new challenges for riders who had taken part before and the usual nerves from those doing their very first HotChillee event. There’s no doubt that the highlight of the first day’s riding was the ascent of the Semnoz. A real… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Alpine Challenge 2014: Day Two - Beauty and The Beast

Posted by Matt Moran on Sep 05, 2014

If we saw The Beast yesterday then Day Two of HotChillee's Alpine Challenge delivered us the Beauty. Sunshine, mountains and a blue sky kept us company over some challenging terrain. After a fairly brutal timed climb on the Semnoz twenty-four hours ago we were treated to something a little gentler in the form of the Col des Aravis. But first we had a long drag out from the start village which ensured… Read full post Read full post

Day One of the HotChillee’s 2014 Alpine Challenge got off to a quick start with a time-trial on the Col de la Forclaz which would seed the riders into speed-based groups. From the off it was great to see so many riders on the road wearing Wattbike jerseys, friends both old and new. Not to mention the numerous riders telling us how much they loved training on their ‘beloved’ Wattbike.… Read full post Read full post

Ben Addison

This was not a challenge on the bucket list

Posted in Events by Ben Addison on Sep 03, 2014

Last weekend, Rowing Olympic medallists Matt Ryan, who won Silver at Beijing and Karsten Fosterling, who won bronze at London, took on a challenge not on the bucket list of most – continuously riding the Wattbike for 24 hours. The men wanted a challenge which would test them both mentally and physically. For Karsten, a member of The O Group, a community council that facilitates relationships,… Read full post Read full post

The Sydney Swans are relative newcomers to the Wattbike and are finding real benefits in being able to monitor the performance of their players in pre-season. Matt Pine, Conditioning Coach at Sydney Swans, said: “The [Wattbike] monitors are excellent, we can project real-time data onto a big screen which makes the athletes accountable to themselves, their team-mate and their coaches." The video… Read full post Read full post

Richard Baker

Smart Riders. Smart Training. Great Results.

Posted by Richard Baker on Aug 21, 2014

This video from Cycle Studio in Balgowlah Heights, Sydney, really hits the nail on the head when it comes to training on a Wattbike in a studio. No gimmicks, no disco lights and no press-ups, just a real cycling experience indoors. Every rider is training at the right intensity based on their own personal fitness so is getting the perfect workout. The instructor knows exactly what each rider is doing… Read full post Read full post

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 on Aug 14, 2014

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 on Aug 13, 2014

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