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Alex Skelton

Winning: Time to reflect - Time to look ahead

Posted by Alex Skelton about 1 day ago

It's been a couple of weeks since we won Best Training Technology at the 2014 Sports Technology Award. It's really done two things for us in that we've had time to reflect on where we've come in such a relatively short space of time and it's also spurned us on to keep making every aspect of the Wattbike experience as good as it can possibly be. From the start we knew that sports… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Ride for a Reason - Update

Posted by Matt Moran about 3 days ago

The 7-day cycling world record wasn't beaten this time. But then neither was James. He's motivated by raising money for people less fortunate than himself through his chosen charity, Macmillan, and with that in mind he achieved what he set out to do. Records come and go but knowing James well he'll be playing out the last seven days over and over again to understand how he can go better,… Read full post Read full post

As compliments go we like this one a lot. Saracens' Number 8 Billy Vunipola has been talking about his comeback from injury and the importance of the Wattbike in his rehabilitation. It's enabled him to make a speedy return from injury when it was expected that he'd be out of action for much longer. You can see Billy in action on the Wattbike in the video below, shot last year when we took… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Ride for a Reason aims to break World Record

Posted by Matt Moran about 2 weeks ago

This Saturday (12th April) James Golding will begin his attempt to take the 7 day cycling distance World Record and raise lots of money for a charity close to his heart, Macmillan Cancer Support. We've told James' story on the Blog previously but it's worth recounting that 5 years ago to the day on Saturday, he walked out of hospital having been given only a 5% chance of survival. James… Read full post Read full post

Wattbike Ambassador Matt Bottrill took a fourth straight win in the National time Trial series on Sunday afternoon, breaking yet another course record in the process. Stafford RC hosted the 22-mile event at Weston in Staffordshire in bright, but windy conditions. The record on the tight, technical route was held by Charles Taylor of South Pennine RC at 49:00. The field was of a high standard, containing… Read full post Read full post

Alex Skelton

We won…

Posted by Alex Skelton about 3 weeks ago

Until today, this week was very much like most weeks at Wattbike. We had a couple of meetings, we did some testing with some international athletes (this week it was rugby legends Martins Johnson and Corry), we worked on some training plans with our physiologists and an Olympic champion, and we jumped on planes to travel to Germany for FIBO, what was different about today was that today we won something!… Read full post Read full post

Alex Skelton

England Rugby legends visit Wattbike HQ

Posted by Alex Skelton about 3 weeks ago

Yesterday we were joined by two of the true legends from the sport of rugby, Martin Johnson CBE and Martin Corry MBE. They played together at Leicester, England and the British and Irish Lions and you will not be surprised to hear that there was a edge of competition between the two of them from the moment they walked in the door! Martin and Martin joined us to check on their progress as they are getting… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Cycling Plus: Wattbike Winter Boot Camp 1

Posted by Matt Moran about 3 weeks ago

Over the winter we worked with Cycling Plus magazine to put out some articles around winter training. These contain some great example training plans and tips from Wattbike's own physio Eddie Fletcher. Click here for the first article from Cycling Plus where the magazine's Mark Robinson - who had been off the bike for months - begins his journey into Eddie's 'pain cave'. Eddie says:… Read full post Read full post

Matt Bottrill’s winning streak continues as he took first in the Bernard & Bridgette Bailey Memorial 10 Mile Time Trial on Saturday. Matt had won the event before but this year the course - covering twisting B roads around the town of Coalville in Leicestershire - had been changed. Matthew Sinclair of Lutterworth Cycle Center held the course record of 22:15. Given the high winds, many of… Read full post Read full post

Regular readers of the blog will know that cyclist Matt Bottrill has been on board as a Wattbike Ambassador since late last year and has been incorporating it into his training. Matt won the 2013 National Time Trial series and his good form has continued into 2014, taking first place in the opening 25.5 mile TT held in Finchingfield in Essex. Lining up at race HQ, the riders could see that the hilly… Read full post Read full post

Richard Baker

Dunkerque-Roubaix Training Tips

Posted by Richard Baker on Mar 25, 2014

Members of the HotChillee community are entitled to the 0% Finance option when purchasing a Wattbike in addition to receiving a FREE Training Day with a Wattbike Sport Scientist worth c. £300 covering bike fit, setting personal power and heart rate training zones, pedalling technique and much more. More details here. Ask any serious cycling fan to name their most memorable pro race finish locations… Read full post Read full post

Tom Crampton

Sport Relief at BBC Worldwide with Team Cycles

Posted by Tom Crampton on Mar 20, 2014

Our Twitter stream is busy today with various Wattbike charity rides for Sport Relief. Our events partner, TEAMCycles, have set up a unique Wattbike challenge with BBC Worldwide at locations in London, Sydney and New York. BBC Radio is cycling, running and swimming 25,000 miles - the circumference of the globe - to help raise money for Sport Relief. And BBC Worldwide is contributing 5,000 of those… Read full post Read full post

Ben Addison

A Wattbike made for two

Posted by Ben Addison on Mar 19, 2014

We've looked at lots of professional athletes using a Wattbike across a wide range of sports recently on the blog but the benefits of training on a Wattbike are as equally applicable to the rest of us so today we take a look at Dermot and Liz who are both using their Wattbike to train for some big challenges in 2014. As relative newcomers to cycling and with busy professional lives they wanted… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Reinventing the Bike Shop

Posted by Matt Moran on Mar 19, 2014

If you're reading this blog then there's a good chance you'll have set foot in a bike shop. Now, the term 'bike shop' can strike fear into the heart of even the most seasoned rider but we're starting to see a new generation of shops break the mould by providing a brilliant all-round experience for visitors. And that experience just started to include Wattbike classes for one… Read full post Read full post

Eddie Fletcher

Keirin stars at the Wattbike Lab: an update

Posted by Eddie Fletcher on Mar 18, 2014

Many of you will remember our original blog on Japanese Keirin rider Toyoki Takeda. Since that time he has been working hard on a bespoke training plan I designed. I’ve also started to work with a female Japanese rower turned Keirin rider, Manami Hayashi and a Korean Keirin rider Daechang Chung. More on Manami later. The general direction of the plan was to improve Toyoki’s rapid application… Read full post Read full post