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Matt Moran

HotChillee London-Paris 2014 - one Wattbiker’s account

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 03, 2014

Paul Cox, Wattbike's Customer Service Team Leader rode HotChillee's London to Paris ride last month. Here's how he got on, in his own words: "It has been a few days since the end of Hot Chillee London to Paris, needless to say I have taken a few well earned days off the bike. It is not very often that I ride three back to back 100+ mile days, coupled with a few too many drinks at the awesome… Read full post Read full post

Tom Crampton

Sky Sports: Riding the Dales - The Yorkshire Tour Challenge

Posted by Tom Crampton on Jun 30, 2014

Over the past few months we've been working with a team of riders who'll be taking on Stage One of the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire. The four riders will be familiar names to many, including England Rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood, Sky News' Sarah-Jane Mee, Winter Olympic short track speed skater Elise Christie and former World champion boxer Johnny Nelson. Their journey to taking… Read full post Read full post

Richard Baker

HotChillee London-Paris 2014 - Day Two: Life of a Domestique

Posted by Richard Baker on Jun 27, 2014

The day started with a 5:15am rise, however, this could have gone very wrong for my colleague (Wattbike Customer Service Lead) Paul as rather than setting his alarm for 5:15, he set it for 5:45am for reasons known only to himself. Fortunately his room domestique (me) had set the correct time and was able to wake him up with a ready made coffee....these "pro's" are high maintenance. After a swift… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Launching our Tune-Up Training Plan

Posted by Matt Moran on Jun 27, 2014

We’ve all been at that tipping point in the run-up to an event we entered 12 months ago where work and family commitments meant that we’d forgotten about one important aspect of getting to the finish line – training. Fear not if you have a century ride coming up, such as the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, as we’ve developed a Tune-Up Training Plan to bring focus to the final… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Health Club Management: The Future of Indoor Cycling

Posted by Matt Moran on Jun 24, 2014

We were recently interviewed by health and fitness magazine, Health Club Management, where we spoke of how the Wattbike came to be the premier indoor bike available today. From our development phase of spending a great deal of time meeting British Cycling’s exacting standards through to pointers on where the Wattbike is headed next, this interview with Rich Baker provides a unique insight into… Read full post Read full post

Wattbike Ambassador Matt Bottrill of Team will be taking on some of the world’s best time-triallists at the British National Time Trial Championships in Monmouthshire, Wales this week. Matt has been training hard and racing with a purpose over the last few months with one eye on his big goal of the year. There’s a stellar line-up for the Championships in 2014 including… Read full post Read full post

Tom Crampton

Announcing triathlete Lucy Gossage as a Wattbike Ambassador

Posted by Tom Crampton on Jun 18, 2014

Today we are really pleased to announce IRONMAN triathlete Lucy Gossage as the latest Wattbike Ambassador. Lucy is taking a two-year sabbatical from her career in medicine to train as a full-time triathlete with her big goal for 2014 being Kona qualification (which she's already achieved). In 2013 Lucy's results included victory at IRONMAN UK and IRONMAN Wales proving just what a special athlete… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Is Wattbike the Time-Crunched Runner’s Friend?

Posted by Matt Moran on Jun 17, 2014

Our updates from Duncan and Claire Shea-Simonds are always thoughtful, inspiring and a damn good read. Duncan has started off 2014 with a focus on his running before getting stuck into the triathlon season in earnest. And he's crediting the Wattbike with an increase in the speed of his running and, despite as he puts it, being a veteran, posting PB after PB. -----------------------------------… Read full post Read full post

Today we introduce our very own Paul Cox, our Customer Service Team Leader. If you've had reason to drop us an email or given the UK office a call it may well have been Paul giving you the info you need. What you probably don't know is that Paul is very handy on a bike, so we thought we'd let him tell his story so far. By Paul Cox I began racing mountain bikes when I was 14 years old. It… Read full post Read full post

Ben Addison

Wattbike at 2014 Commonwealth Games Countdown in London

Posted by Ben Addison on Jun 11, 2014

Team Cycles took along a bunch of Wattbikes to London's iconic Millennium Bridge this past weekend as part of the celebrations to welcome the arrival of the Queen's Baton to Great Britain. The Baton carries a special message from Her Majesty The Queen and will play an important role in the Opening Ceremony of the Games. There were a number of sporting heroes in attendance including Sir Chris… Read full post Read full post

The team at RideLondon are on the hunt for four people who have a guaranteed place for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 in August to blog their way through the journey to the start line. And as part of the winners package you'll be kitted out in the last DHB cycling gear and have the loan of a Wattbike to train on for the next couple of months. We'll also be helping you out with your training… Read full post Read full post

Our colleagues at Wattbike New Zealand have partnered with a special athlete in elite BMX rider Kurt Pickard. Kurt is the No. 1 BMX rider in his country having picked up 14 national titles, including three in the Elite Men category. At just 21 years old Kurt represented New Zealand at the London 2012 Olympic Games and has spent the first half of 2014 travelling and racing across the US and Europe.… Read full post Read full post

Tom Crampton

Testing times at Wattbike HQ for GB’s Speed Skaters

Posted by Tom Crampton on Jun 02, 2014

Last week we had a group of elite athletes at Wattbike HQ from a sport with which we'd had little previous contact. We'd seen tweets of short track speed skaters training on the Wattbike but that had tended to come from the all-conquering Dutch team. But this time it was the Great Britain squad who travelled to Nottingham to use our own gym for a day of training and testing. We've been… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Japan reaches Rugby World Cup 2015

Posted by Matt Moran on May 30, 2014

Congratulations to Japan Rugby on qualifying for the Rugby World Cup 2015 which takes place in England. The squad have been training hard on the Wattbike as they attempted to reach their first ever World Cup. Head Coach Eddie Jones has focused in on the squad's fitness as they key to unlocking success for the national team. And with the Rugby World Cup heading to Japan in 2019 the current success… Read full post Read full post

Alex Skelton

Wattbike Master Trainer Course - Training the Trainers

Posted by Alex Skelton on May 23, 2014

As a company we pride ourselves on not just delivering a great product but also passing on our wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to getting the most out of training on a Wattbike. With this in mind we invited a dozen people to the Wattbike Lab recently for a Master Trainer course - they were trained by our resident Sport Scientist, Eddie Fletcher, on how to deliver a safe, effective… Read full post Read full post