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Sarah Adams

Pre-season Preparation Series: The 10 Mile Time Trial

Posted by Sarah Adams about 1 day ago

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 about 1 week ago

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 about 2 weeks ago

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

Tom Crampton

Measure Your Performance Gains with the 10 Minute Progress Test

Posted by Tom Crampton about 3 weeks ago

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 about 3 weeks ago

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

Sarah Adams

5 Things Every Cyclist Should Know About Hydration

Posted by Sarah Adams on Feb 06, 2015

We all know what a sweaty affair indoor training is, that’s why it’s important to replenish the sweat you lose through correct hydration. We’ve invited Andy Blow, Founder of Precision Hydration, to the blog to share his expert knowledge: Hydration is a controversial topic within sport and exercise science. Hydration and dehydration and their effect on athletic performance have been… Read full post Read full post

Tom Crampton

Let’s Talk Wattbike

Posted in Interviews, Testimonials by Tom Crampton on Jan 29, 2015

Have you ever wondered what it is about the Wattbike that makes it the ultimate indoor training tool for so many different riders? Our ambassadors, key advocates and customers have shared their thoughts in this short video. Click below to find out why Wattbike is loved (and sometimes loathed) by so many: Why do you love the Wattbike? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Read full post Read full post

Sarah Adams

OTE’s Top Tips for Winter Nutrition

Posted by Sarah Adams on Jan 23, 2015

During winter, nutrition plays a big part in determining the success of your training sessions. Neglecting your health and not eating a balanced diet can lead to picking up a pesky bug, which leads to missed training sessions and ultimately impacts on achieving your goals. To help you keep in tip top condition over the coldest months of the year, OTE's expert Annie Simpson shares her top tips for… Read full post Read full post

Sarah Adams

Are you ready for the 3 minute test?

Posted by Sarah Adams on Jan 10, 2015

“I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it” Mae West This quote sums up how we at Wattbike feel about the three minute test. In just three short minutes you will discover a new world of pain, but post test you’ll feel empowered and most importantly you’ll discover your Power to Weight ratio and personalised training zones. Here at Wattbike HQ, staff will… Read full post Read full post

Sarah Adams

Wattbikes Top 10 Cycling Challenges for 2015

Posted by Sarah Adams on Jan 08, 2015

It’s January, a time for setting resolutions like losing weight or exercising more. Resolutions that, lets face it, most people don’t keep past the end of January. This year, instead of making a vague resolution that you know you won’t keep, why not set yourself an achievable goal? To give you some inspiration, we’ve listed what we think are the top 10 challenges of 2015. Whether… Read full post Read full post

We were pleased to hear our partners, the 2014 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 have set a new UK fundraising record after the 20,709 finishers raised more than £10 million for charity. The new record is £3 million more than the sum raised at the inaugural event in 2013 when 16,000 riders raised more than £7 million to set a new UK record for a one day cycling event. Despite the wind… Read full post Read full post

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