The Wattbike Blog

Give us some background on your cycling, when you started, what type of cycling you enjoy, how it has developed from when you first got on a bike? Peter Clarke: I started cycling many years ago. Like most rowers it supplemented my training but I was fairly naive about technique, bike handling or how to get the best performance on a bike. A few years after stopping rowing due to injury and doing no… Read full post Read full post

Wattbike Ambassador Matt Bottrill took overall victory in the National Time Trial Series with a win at this weekend's event. Not one to be standing still, Matt is now focused on the British 50-mile Time Trial Championships. We already know he's back in training on his Wattbike. Round 5 of the National Time Trial Series took part in the small Village of Buckleberry, West Berkshire. The riders… Read full post Read full post

Porsche Human Performance have put together this fantastic video which really captures the Get Race Fit 2014 event a few months ago. In attendance were a mix of stars from all forms of motorsport including GP2, MotoGP, World Endurance Championships and Indy Lights. Headlining the day was Porsche driver Mark Webber who will be taking on the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. The Wattbike proved… Read full post Read full post

Another weekend and another win for Wattbike Ambassador Matt Bottrill despite awful weather at the South Pennine Rc 25 mile held at Etwal, in Derbyshire. Congratulations to Matt, who trains on a Wattbike, and we look forward to seeing his results in the National Time Trial Series this coming weekend where he may well take the overall series victory. Saturday afternoon saw torrential rain storms and… Read full post Read full post

Today's CityAM features a fantastic article on training with the England Sevens squad at Twickenham ahead of this weekend's Marriot London Sevens. A Wattbike session concluded the day with the journalist taking on a 3km time-trial - the aim to keep a consistent pace throughout and it seemed like it hurt. The Wattbike has fast become the training machine for the rugby community from elite international… Read full post Read full post

Last year we followed Claire & Duncan Shea-Simonds on their 'Road to Kona' - it provided a real and honest insight into the scarifices athletes make in pursuit of their dreams. Claire and Duncan are back on the Wattbike blog again in 2014 and while the goals may be different their passion for triathlon is still the same. We have been travelling to Mallorca for our annual Easter training… Read full post Read full post

(All images courtesy of Joolze Dymond) As fans of pro cycling we’re blessed with the ability to just jump on our bikes and ride the roads that have created such a rich history for the sport. I’ve been fortunate enough to ride all of the major climbs you see on the Tour de France and taken in the closed circuit in Paris, including the Champs Elysees, on the morning of the centenary edition… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes comes to London

Posted by Matt Moran on May 01, 2014

JDRF's Ride to Cure Diabetes is once again appearing around the country and on Friday 9th May they'll be at the Royal Exchange in the City of London to help raise money to support vital type 1 research. Over the past few years these events have proved incredibly popular so if you and four friends or colleagues fancy taking on a challenge on Wattbikes then check out the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes… Read full post Read full post

Today we have a fantastic update from Matt Formston (stoker) & Mick Curran (pilot) aka OzTandem who recently become World Champions at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Mexico. These guys get the rewards they deserve from putting in huge amounts of effort in training, and some of that is done on the Wattbike. We'll let Mick talk you through the story of the Championships in… Read full post Read full post

Alex Skelton

Winning: Time to reflect - Time to look ahead

Posted by Alex Skelton on Apr 23, 2014

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 on Apr 22, 2014

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 on Apr 10, 2014

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 on Apr 04, 2014

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