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Sarah Adams

Wattbike is the Single Thing that has Helped Turn My Fitness Around

Posted in Case Studies, Testimonials by Sarah Adams about 2 weeks ago

We love hearing how our customers are using the Wattbike to achieve their goals and become fitter and faster. It brought a huge smile to our face when recent customer Euan Goodman got in touch to tell us how the Wattbike has transformed his fitness and wellbeing. Q - Tell us a bit about yourself and your sporting background I’m a 35 year old MD of a kitchen manufacturing business in Suffolk,… Read full post Read full post

Sarah Adams

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Cycling Testing

Posted by Sarah Adams about 3 weeks ago

In years gone by, cycling testing has been reserved for sport science laboratories, where a qualified sport scientist is on hand to tell you every single detail about your ride. But, as an amateur cyclist, you may have little opportunity to visit a sport science facility, which means you could be missing out on essential information which could help you implement a more effective training plan. We’ve… Read full post Read full post

Sarah Adams

Race Report: Bottrill Takes UCI Amateur National TT

Posted by Sarah Adams on Jun 08, 2015

This weekend, Wattbike ambassador Matt Bottrill won the Men’s Time Trial event at the Tour of Cambridge, read on for his full race report. ----- This weekend I took part in the Tour of Cambridge amateur national time trial event. This is a new event that's been added to the UK calendar, which gives all different age categories the chance to qualify for the amateur world championships in Denmark… Read full post Read full post

Tom Crampton

How the Wattbike Helped Me Win Every Vet 40 Race This Season

Posted by Tom Crampton on Jun 04, 2015

Today we’re pleased to welcome our regular guest blogger Duncan Shea-Simonds to the blog. We’ve been following Duncan and his wife Claire on their road to Kona for a couple of years now, take a look at their previous blogs here. ----- With some pretty hefty, long distance goals coming late in the 2015 season, Claire and I have both decided to mix our season up a bit this year. The plan… Read full post Read full post

Tom Crampton

How the Amateur Cyclist Can Use Power to Enhance Performance

Posted by Tom Crampton on Jun 02, 2015

Training with power used to be strictly for the professionals, but now with power meter and indoor trainers like the Wattbike becoming more affordable, amateur cyclists can now benefit from this elite training experience. Read on to find out how training with power can enhance your performance, plus some hints and tips to get you started. What is power? Power (Watts) measures your output of effort… Read full post Read full post

Sarah Adams

How to Get Back on Form After Setbacks

Posted by Sarah Adams on May 16, 2015

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

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