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Richard Baker

England Rugby team prepare for RBS 6 Nations

Posted by Richard Baker on Jan 29, 2014

The England Rugby team are in their final week of preparations for the 2014 RBS 6 Nations which kicks off this weekend and the latest #O2InsideLine video diary sees Brad Barritt, Dylan Hartley, Joe Launchbury and Billy Vunipola talk about their training at Pennyhill Park. A fantastic insight and great to see the players in action on the Wattbikes early on. The forwards are gathered in a @wattbike peloton… Read full post Read full post

Tom Crampton

Your chance to test ride a Wattbike

Posted by Tom Crampton on Jan 28, 2014

Over the next month or so we'll be at three shows in London and Manchester, giving you the perfect opportunity to test ride a Wattbike. Not only will you spend 15 minutes riding the best indoor bike available but we'll also give you the low-down on why training with power is so effective for cyclists of all abilities. We'll also be taking a look at your pedalling technique using the Wattbike's… Read full post Read full post

Since late 2011 we've partnered with HotChillee across all of their fantastic events including The Cape Rouleur, The London-Paris and The Alpine Challenge and we're really pleased to announce that we'll be with them again throughout 2014 as the HotChillee Ride Captains' Training Partner. If you've had the pleasure of riding any of the HotChillee events then you'll know just… Read full post Read full post

Matt Bottrill recently joined the stable of Wattbike Ambassadors so today we wanted to get Matt to give you a quick insight into his background, his aims for the 2014 season and how he is using the Wattbike. It's fantastic to have a rider of Matt's calibre as part of our Ambassadorial roster and we're really looking forward to his updates in the coming year. Over to Matt... ------------------------------… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Just one ride on the Wattbike transformed the way I rode

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 23, 2014

Post by The Art of Cycling. It doesn't get much better than this - indoor group cycling led by a passionate and knowledgeable instructor in a fantastic studio full of Wattbikes. Thanks to The Art of Cycling for sharing. Order online: The quickest way to get your hands on a Wattbike Find a Wattbike: Check out gyms in your local area offering Wattbike Call Us: Talk to the experts in training with… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Get Race Fit 2014 with Porsche Human Performance

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 20, 2014

Here’s a unique opportunity for aspiring or amatuer racers to learn more about how the very best drivers in the world of motorsport prepare to meet the physical demands of top level racing. And if you’re a real hardcore motorsport fan and want to get in on the action then the event is open to you too. Highlights from 2013 can be seen in the video above. Get Race Fit 2014 takes place at… Read full post Read full post

Alex Skelton

The Telegraph: A Wattbike will be invaluable over the winter

Posted by Alex Skelton on Jan 14, 2014

Olympic rower and former endurance athlete James Cracknell answered a great question sent in to The Telegraph via Twitter which asked: @TelegraphMen Q for @JamesCracknell How do I up speed 4 @SkylarkSportive Nearly all my training is on @wattbike & raising £ 4 @HeadwayUK James' experience in endurance sports is second-to-none, having completed the Marathon des Sables and Yukon Arctic… Read full post Read full post

Today's Daily Mail features a interview with Leicester and England centre Manu Tuilagi as he battles back to fitness from a torn pectoral muscle. Manu has been extensively using the Wattbike to stay in fantastic condition until he is ready to return to competitive action. Premiership Rugby clubs are using the Wattbike for a range of activities including rehabilitation, fitness testing and conditioning.… Read full post Read full post

Richard Baker

Graham Rowntree & Alex Corbisiero drop into Wattbike HQ

Posted by Richard Baker on Jan 10, 2014

It's always a pleasure to have visitors to Wattbike HQ - one day it'll be an international rugby union player, the next we'll have a sportive rider wanting to have a final test ride on a Wattbike before they buy. Just before Xmas it was great to see England Forwards Coach Graham Rowntree and Northampton Saints, England and British Irish Lions loosehead prop Alex Corbisiero join us here… Read full post Read full post

The @wattbike has destroyed me this morning but look at the results — Andy Mack (@AndyMackguitar) January 9, 2014 Today we’re featuring Andy Mack on the blog, he’s trying to lose 9 stones in just six months and it’s not just for his own benefit. He’s raising money for the charity Joining Jack with the help of RM Fitness… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Resolutions /// Revolutions

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 06, 2014

The 6th January 2014 - almost a week since you made those New Year’s Resolutions. How’s it going then? If you’re sticking with it so far then you’re doing well. An unscientific straw poll of friends suggest that most resolutions last as long as the New Year’s hangover. Fitness is always near to the top of the list at the turn of the year but often with unrealistic ambitions… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Team GB ready for Sochi

Posted by Matt Moran on Dec 18, 2013

Today we’re really proud to announce that we’ll be supporting Team GB at the XXII Olympic Winter Games. The team will have use of a number of Wattbikes in their Olympic Village bases in Sochi, Russia throughout the Games for both training and recovery. The Wattbike will be a familiar sight to many of the athletes and coaches heading to Sochi 2014 as they will have spent years preparing… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Wattbike at Cricket Australia’s National Cricket Centre

Posted by Matt Moran on Dec 17, 2013

Having taken a bit of a battering by the Australian cricket team in the current Ashes Series we're typing these words with somewhat of a heavy heart here at Wattbike HQ in the UK. Hats off to the Baggy Greens though, they've prepared well and executed well. And no doubt they will celebrate pretty well too. This might just be the start of another successful period as they launched their brand… Read full post Read full post

Ben Addison

Pedalling Technique from a Physiotherapist’s Point of View

Posted by Ben Addison on Dec 16, 2013

Today's blog comes from The White House Clinic who this year added a Wattbike to their impressive set-up in the city of Sheffield. The Wattbike really adds value to a physiotherapist's work and in many ways so we thought we'd ask the people at The White House Clinic to tell us about how they use the Polar View, the Wattbike's innovative pedalling technique analysis. Here's what… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

2 World Records & 1 World Cup Gold

Posted by Matt Moran on Dec 13, 2013

It's been a busy few weeks for new Wattbike Ambassador Joanna Rowsell as she's back on the Track World Cup circuit. After a blistering performance in Manchester where Great Britain's Women's Team Pursuit squad set a new World Record it was a long flight to Mexico for the next round which would take place at altitude. With the track sitting at over 1,800m we were pretty sure that some… Read full post Read full post