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Tom Crampton

Triathlon Plus: Spring Forward

Posted by Tom Crampton on Mar 06, 2014

Pick up a copy of the latest Triathlon Plus to find out how six months of training on a Wattbike has worked out for Editor Liz Hufton. We won't spoil the surprise but the gains are significant for Liz as she looks ahead to a season where she is taking on Ironman Austria. One of the key points raised by Liz is that without the Wattbike it's unlikely she'd have done much training at all.… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Inside The Medal Factory at British Cycling

Posted by Matt Moran on Mar 05, 2014

If you missed 'Inside the Medal Factory' on the BBC this week then give it a watch on iPlayer. It takes a behind-the-scenes look at the phenomenal rise of British Cycling. Peter Keen features heavily as the man who had the vision to take what were, at the time, outrageously ambitious targets and turn them into a reality with the help of National Lottery funding and a team of highly talented… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Visit us at Manchester Bike & Tri Show

Posted by Matt Moran on Mar 04, 2014

This coming weekend we'll be at the Manchester Bike and Tri Show giving you the opportunity to test ride a Wattbike. We'll be more than happy to answer your questions about how to train in the most effective and efficient way possible. Additionally, we'll take a look at your pedalling technique to help you identify where any dead-spots and give you advice on how to become a smoother, better… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

The Telegraph: Get fit quick by going nowhere fast

Posted by Matt Moran on Mar 03, 2014

Last month we met up with Jonny Cooper of The Telegraph at Virgin Active's flagship 200 Aldersgate Health Club to introduce him to the Wattbike. Despite leaving him ‘hung, drawn and quartered' after the 3 minute aerobic test, he was impressed by how much more efficient his training could be. As a commuter looking to make the step up to sportives, he quickly understood that analysing pedalling… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Congratulations to 2014 World Champion Joanna Rowsell

Posted by Matt Moran on Feb 28, 2014

Wattbike Ambassador Joanna Rowsell took gold at the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships as part of the Women's Team Pursuit squad. Joanna, Laura Trott, Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker overcame a strong Canadian team and unusually windy conditions in the Cali velodrome to take victory. We're hugely proud of Joanna's success and look forward to seeing the newly-crowned World Champion… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

HotChillee Training Ride #2

Posted by Matt Moran on Feb 24, 2014

Training indoors alone is fantastic way to use the limited time most of us have to improve our cycling but where those gains really come into play is when we hit the road. So, when I turned up for my first HotChillee Training Ride of 2014 I was a little apprehensive about where my fitness was compared to others. In a moment of madness and with some persuasion I joined group 3 of 6 and happily set off… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Ride for a Reason - Update

Posted by Matt Moran on Feb 21, 2014

We have an update from one of our Ambassadors, James Golding. He's taking on the 7 day cycling world record. With a busy personal and working life James has had to be very smart about how he trains. And that's why he chooses to ride a Wattbike. Few words can be put down in a blog to illustrate just how inspirational and motivational it is to see James taking on this record and we can't… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Cycling Weekly: Matt Bottrill - My week in training

Posted by Matt Moran on Feb 19, 2014

We announced Matt Bottrill as one of our Wattbike Ambassadors recently so it was great to see him featured in Cycling Weekly as part of their 'My Week in Training' feature. Matt is a huge advocate of the Wattbike and gave some insight into how he is using his: Ninety minutes on the Wattbike at level 2, with 6 x 30-seconds maximal efforts. “I’ve just been lucky enough to get sponsorship… Read full post Read full post

Last hard session on the @wattbike today. Ready to start the journey to Colombia tomorrow! #trackworlds @WorldTrackCali — Joanna Rowsell MBE (@JoannaRowsell) February 18, 2014 Today we wanted to wish Wattbike Ambassador Joanna Rowsell the best as she heads to Cali in Columbia for the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. Joanna is part of the all-conquering Women's Team Pursuit squad… Read full post Read full post

Eddie Fletcher

Wattbike heads to the top of South Korean sport

Posted by Eddie Fletcher on Feb 12, 2014

We've been on a road trip for the last week out in South Korea. Having arrived in Seoul on Sunday morning we took a long 300km drive south to Bugok to meet with the top national and regional Korean Cycling Federation coaches and athletes. The scheduled half day lecture and Wattbike demonstration came about as a result of the reaction to the Wattbike at the UCI regional training camp that took place… Read full post Read full post

Matt Moran

Join Wattbike on BT Sport’s Rugby Tonight

Posted by Matt Moran on Feb 10, 2014

This Wednesday we'll be taking a bunch of Wattbikes down to the BT Sport studios for their Rugby Tonight programme which airs from 8pm on BT Sport 2. A Wattbike Challenge will see the programmes presenters, Sarra Elgan and Martin Bayfield, and guests Austin Healey and Ben Kay take on each other in a 500 metre race followed by a peak power test. And we want you to get involved - you might just see… Read full post Read full post

The Telegraph website today features a look at the training of professional rugby league players. Mark Bailey talks to Wigan Warriors' Director of Performance Mark Bitcon and reveals seven fitness tips direct from his players. Mark will be no stranger to regular readers of the Wattbike blog, we've interviewed him a number of times both in his role with the Warriors but also when he steps up… Read full post Read full post

Today's blog is a Q&A with XTERRA racer Gregg Shrosbree - if you're not familiar with XTERRA it's the world's premier off-road multisport event, combining swimming with mountain biking and trail running. Events usually take around two and half hours to complete by the top pros. Gregg has some serious targets this year as he wants to go top 5 overall in the XTERRA Europe Tour and… Read full post Read full post

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