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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

Matt Moran

Joanna Rowsell enjoys a golden trip to Mexico

Posted by Matt Moran on Dec 09, 2013

We wanted to put on record our congratulations to new Wattbike Ambassador Joanna Rowsell on her performance in the latest round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Mexico. As part of Great Britain Women's Team Pursuit, Joanna took another gold medal and a stunning World Record too. Thanks for sending this Instagram image through! Order online: The quickest way to get your hands on a Wattbike… Read full post Read full post

Tom Crampton

Announcing Joanna Rowsell as Wattbike Ambassador

Posted by Tom Crampton on Dec 05, 2013

Today we announced Olympic Champion Joanna Rowsell as our latest Wattbike Ambassador. We’re really proud to have Joanna on board here at Wattbike and we look forward to bringing you some of her favourite Wattbike sessions. We first met up with Joanna at the 2012 Cycle Show in Birmingham where we discussed her training and competition schedule. She was very much in demand as it was barely a month… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

2013 Matane World Cup Winners - Video Highlights

Posted by Matt Moran on Dec 02, 2013

Earlier this year we sent a Wattbike out to Canada to support Australian para-cyclists Matt Formston and Mick Curran at the World Cup and World Championships. After the entire team's bikes were held up in Customs for a few days the Wattbike became much in demand. Matt and Mick had been training hard on the Wattbike back at home so we wanted to ensure they were as prepared as possible come race… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Sport Magazine: Cycling Xmas Gift Guide

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 29, 2013

Many thanks to Sport Magazine for including Wattbike in their Xmas Gift Guide today. With family and social commitments ramping up during the month of December it's the perfect time to order your Wattbike. Training using a combination of power and heart rate is simply the most efficient and effective way to train. Add in the live pedalling technique analysis and the feel of riding a real bike indoors… Read full post Read full post

Across the UK we’re working closely with the major gym operators to bring training on a Wattbike to you. And one on these operators is Nuffield Health, a charity operating hospitals, public and corporate gyms and now bringing gyms to school and college sites. They have recently bought Wattbike into thirty of their gyms and in this blog we take a look at their latest install at Bilborough College… Read full post Read full post

A follow-up blog from New Zealand rower Toby Cunliffe-Steel today who is recovering from a wrist injury sustained while out training on his road bike. Check out our first blog in his mini-series for the full details on Toby's injury The Wattbike has enabled Toby to not only maintain a good level of fitness but also improve his conditioning, all on a stable and safe platform which won't impact… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Tom and George Burgess hit the Wattbike at Altitude

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 21, 2013

Some of the most welcoming people we meet on our Wattbike travels are the guys involved in rugby league. Whether it’s Wigan Warriors or the England national team we’re always offered time to speak to coaches and bring you some behind-the-scenes images of players in action on the Wattbike. So off we headed to England’s training base during the 2013 Rugby League World Cup at Loughborough… Read full post Read full post

This winter the guys at Cycling Plus magazine are training hard on a Wattbike which sits in their very own pain cave in the basement of their head office. Check out their progress in a monthly column in the magazine and regular updates on the Cycling Plus blog. After an initial assessment with Wattbike Sport Scientist Eddie Fletcher, Mark Robinson (Deputy Editor) has been cranking out some great sessions… Read full post Read full post

Ben Addison

AFL Hawthorn Pre-Season Training Video

Posted by Ben Addison on Nov 19, 2013

Hawthorn Football Club of the Australian Football League are currently in pre-season training and they've posted a great video on their website of the squad training on their Wattbikes. The Hawks are not the only AFL team to be training on Wattbikes ahead of the new season so we'll bring you news from other squads as it happens. The Hawks have put together a series of training videos featuring… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

New Zealand rower rehabs on a Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 18, 2013

Today we have a guest blog from New Zealand rower Toby Cunliffe-Steel as he works his way back from an injury sustained while out training on his bike. The Wattbike is providing a stable platform for Toby to continue to maintain strength and fitness as he is unable to get in his boat. Toby has kindly offered to keep us in the loop re his progress over the next few weeks as he seeks selection on the… Read full post Read full post

Richard Baker

All Blacks and Springboks take to the Wattbike

Posted by Richard Baker on Nov 15, 2013

If you're a keen rugby fan of either code then you'll have noticed Wattbikes appearing on the touchlines, dressing rooms and training camps of various international teams over the last couple of weeks. England and Samoa are using the Wattbike during the Rugby League World Cup currently taking place up and down the UK to ensure players are kept in top condition for what is a punishing playing… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Wattbike at Peloton Training Camp - this weekend

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 13, 2013

We're working with the good people at Peloton Training this coming weekend on their very first Triathlon Training Camp at Butley Barns in Suffolk. It's a fantastic setup in a stunning location and they have a wonderful Wattbike studio featuring a large screen display for testing, training and some racing! The cost is £300 per person with just a few places left. Here's a few more details… Read full post Read full post

“I train hard on the Wattbike too. You feel a lot of pain and you feel a lot of lactic build up in your legs. You feel high heart rate but it keeps me off my feet, off the joints. It saves my running and jumping and stuff for the rugby sessions so I can still accumulate fitness without putting a lot of pressure through my body." These are the words of Irish rugby union star Paul O'Connell… Read full post Read full post

Alex Skelton

Wattbike at Australian Institute of Sport pre-season camp

Posted by Alex Skelton on Nov 08, 2013

Cycling Australia are big advocates of the Wattbike and we see athletes from all of the cycling disciplines using our indoor bike to prepare for competition. If you buy a Wattbike in Australia it proudly sports the Cycling Australia logo, just as we carry the British Cycling logo here in the UK. This video from ABC News in Australia shows that the relationship is more than just a logo - Wattbike plays… Read full post Read full post