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Sarah Adams

How to Get Back on Form After Setbacks

Posted by Sarah Adams about 1 week ago

In this guest blog from pro cyclist Ian Richards, we learn how the pro’s get back on track after inevitable setbacks in training. What can I say about the last few months? Well they haven't gone to plan. Crashes, sickness and injury is all I'll say, but the next part of my season is straight ahead of me and I'm ready to take it by the horns. While I was off the bike for a long time… Read full post Read full post

Sarah Adams

Why Rest and Recovery are Essential Parts of Your Training Plan

Posted by Sarah Adams about 2 weeks ago

With work and family commitments to consider and a busy summer cycling season ahead, it’s easy to spend every spare second you have training. There are, however, two very important aspects of any training plan - rest and recovery. What is rest and recovery? Simply put, rest is a period of time spent doing very little or no physical exertion. Recovery, on the other hand, is more complex as it’s… Read full post Read full post

Tom Crampton

The Wattbike Became My Best Exercise Friend

Posted in Testimonials by Tom Crampton on Apr 29, 2015

The Wattbike is often loved by time crunched cyclists with high ambitions but little time to train due to work and family commitments. In this guest blog, Nerys Blue explains how the Wattbike has become the perfect training partner in her busy life. My name is Nerys Blue I am a wife, mum to Harri and Macy (3 and 5), a full time PE teacher at a local secondary school and a member of the GB Women’s… Read full post Read full post

Tom Crampton

Mastering the Art of the Warm Up with Dean Downing

Posted by Tom Crampton on Apr 23, 2015

The all important warm up is a fine art that brings many benefits when you get it right. In today’s guest blog, written by Dean Downing, we explore the art of warm up, plus Dean shares his Crit race warm up: When it comes to warming up, failing to prepare means preparing to fail. Whether you're planning a session on the Wattbike, a road race, time trial or Criterium, warming up should always… Read full post Read full post

Today we welcome Dave Macutkiewicz, physiologist to the British Sailing Team, to the blog: Think sailing and you might not automatically think of cycling, in fact some people would presume that our sailors spend most of the time training on the water. But this couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact we spend a lot of time training indoors on dry land, and the Wattbike forms an instrumental… Read full post Read full post

Sarah Adams

Pro Cyclist Ian Richards Shares His Top Training Session

Posted by Sarah Adams on Apr 16, 2015

Today on the blog we welcome Ian Richards, a pro cyclist currently riding for Baby Dump continental team. He’s even provided a short training session to help you get ready for the upcoming season. Having spent just under a month back home in Australia in December, I headed back for my fifth year in the Netherlands and my first year as a pro, exciting! Of course the biggest change for me is no… Read full post Read full post

Sarah Adams

Connecting to Wattbike powerapp using Bluetooth Technology

Posted by Sarah Adams on Apr 15, 2015

The Wattbike powerapp for iOS and Android currently connects to the Wattbike monitor via ANT+, which is integrated into a wide range of Android smartphones and is available on iOS by using a dongle. However, due to the limitations of ANT you will not be able to receive the all the features of the Wattbike powerapp, most noteably the Polar View. If you want to view Polar View data on your app and then… Read full post Read full post

**This offer is now closed** We have one place to give away on the unique and exclusive Sufferfest National Team Training Camp, worth almost £4000 for one lucky Wattbike customer. The camp promises to be an epic adventure, not least because it is taking place right at the heart of cycling at the UCI World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland. During the six day spectacle from 14th to 20th June… Read full post Read full post

Andy McCorkell

An exclusive first look at Wattbike powerapp and powerhub

Posted by Andy McCorkell on Apr 10, 2015

If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or you’ve clocked us at the FIBO exhibition in Germany, you will have already seen a sneak peek of our latest innovations, the powerapp and powerhub. Now, we’re pleased to announce that the powerapp is available to download from Google Play and iOS. Train, upload, analyse, share Train powerapp is sure to transform the way you train on a Wattbike.… Read full post Read full post

Tom Crampton

Thrills and Spills in Dean Downing’s South African Adventure

Posted in Events by Tom Crampton on Apr 02, 2015

Today we welcome Wattbike ambassador Dean Downing to the blog, who talks about his recent adventure to South Africa to take part in HotChillee's Cape Rouleur and the infamous Argus: Earlier this year I had a phone call from HotChillee events asking me to kick off my ambassador role with them in South Africa at the Cape Rouleur. I’d be riding a four day, multi stage event, riding with different… Read full post Read full post

Richard Baker

Our Favourite Indoor Cycling Studios from Across the Globe

Posted by Richard Baker on Mar 31, 2015

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 on Mar 24, 2015

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 on Mar 23, 2015

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 on Mar 23, 2015

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