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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 6 days 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 about 2 weeks ago

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 about 2 weeks ago

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

Matt Moran

You should never quit no matter how long it takes

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 05, 2014

Whenever an email drops into the inbox from Wattbike Ambassador Matt Bottrill you can't help but open it and see which race he's won this week. A stunning season from Matt has seen him take win after win and now we're happy to report that he's just taken the National 25 Mile Championships. You really get a feel for how much this event means to Matt in his race report below. Congratulations… Read full post Read full post

What a great example of determination from @Paul_OConnell on the @wattbike. #LionsTour — British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) June 28, 2013 An article in the Irish Examiner this past weekend really sums up why the Wattbike is becoming the tool of choice when it comes to training and testing in the world of rugby union. Ireland, British Lions and Munster star Paul… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

L’Etape du Tour 2014 was truly tough and epic

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 29, 2014

We're always keen to hear how people have got on when they have been training hard for an event. One day on the bike that many aim for is to complete the l'Etape du Tour which allows amateur cyclists to ride a stage of the Tour de France on closed roads just a few days before the pro riders tackle the course. Dermot has already written for us on the blog, talking of how he and his partner,… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Sky Sports: Riding the Dales [Video Series]

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 22, 2014

Earlier this year we worked closely with Sky Sports and a group of novice cyclists to help them take on the gruelling Stage 1 of the Tour de France. With the Grand Depart taking place in Yorkshire it turned out to be a really special experience for all involved. The individuals taking part are all familiar faces and include Sky presenter Sarah-Jane Mee, Sky News presenter Kay Burley, England Rugby… Read full post Read full post