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Huge congratulations to Wattbike Ambassador Matt Bottrill who has been awarded the prestigious 2014 FT Bidlake Memorial Prize in recognition of his outstanding time-trial achievements throughout the year. Coalville-based Bottrill won the National 10, 25 and 50 Mile Championships, claimed the RTTC Circuit Championship and National Time Trial Series, was crowned Champion of Champions and broke three… Read full post Read full post


Tom Crampton

Geoff Thomas Takes ‘The Test’

Posted in Case Studies by Tom Crampton about 3 weeks ago

Here at Wattbike we are often contacted by organisations planning events, most of which involve a three or four day ride through Europe. When former England footballer and leukaemia survivor Geoff Thomas approached us with his idea, we knew this was going to be a little bit different. Geoff, along with 20 "normal" people will be cycling the entire Tour de France route one day ahead of the pro’s… Read full post Read full post


It's my favourite time of the year, the cyclo-cross season! I've had a steady season on the road with a win, a KOM jersey from HotChillee's London-Paris and ended the season on a high with a 1-2 with my team-mate in a stage race. While I enjoy riding on the road my main focus is cyclo-cross therefore I have used these races to build my general fitness in preparation for a strong winter.… Read full post Read full post


When the New Zealand All Black rugby squad came to the UK for the Autumn International series there was only one training tool that they demanded to use - and that was the Wattbike. They have been using a group of Wattbikes at London's Equinox gym, a superb facility in the heart of Kensington. Many thanks to Nick Gill, the All Blacks Strength and Conditioning Coach, for sending us these images… Read full post Read full post


Today we introduce a new feature to the Wattbike which makes training with power easy. During each training session the Wattbike Performance Monitor will display the live training zone you are working in based on the results from your latest test. This is a significant improvement and takes the guesswork out of training with power and heart rate. Combine live training zones with in-built tests, the… Read full post Read full post


Richard Baker

In the News: Wattbike powering ahead in Rugby

Posted by Richard Baker on Oct 09, 2014

It's rare for a day to go by when we don't see a professional rugby player tweeting or talking about the Wattbike in the news so we've brought together some of our favourite quotes from newspapers, blogs and YouTube over the past couple of weeks to give you a flavour of how the Wattbike is being used in rugby. While all his team-mates were safely inside the breeze-block surrounds of the… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

British Cycling reaches 100,000 members

Posted by Matt Moran on Oct 07, 2014

Peter Keen talks about the development of the perfect cycle ergometer, the Wattbike, with British Cycling Today is a special day for British Cycling as they reach the 100,000 member mark. It's a real reflection of just how far cycling has come in the UK in recent times and the team in Manchester should be congratulated on their work from developing numerous Olympic champions through to encouraging… Read full post Read full post


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 on Sep 29, 2014

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 on Sep 24, 2014

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 on Sep 12, 2014

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