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Matt Moran

What’s in a pedal revolution? Wattbike has the answer.

Posted by Matt Moran on Sep 30, 2013

There are many ways to become a better bike rider, from improving your power-to-weight ratio through to understanding your power and heart rate training zones. One element of riding that's not so often talked about is the way you pedal a bike. Pedal technique can impact the way a bike handles, your power output, susceptibility to injury, fatigue and ultimately how fast you ride. We've seen… Read full post Read full post


We're back in the office today after a full week at the National Exhibition Centre in Bimingham. It was fantastic to see so many people who we've been in touch with us via Twitter and Facebook but also some new faces too. The week started off with our appearance at Leisure Industry Week, the biggest trade show for the health and fitness industry. We met so many great people over the three days,… Read full post Read full post


Today we're announcing some really exciting news about the Wattbike, bringing new testing features and enhanced connectivity which confirms the Wattbike as the premier indoor bike for the health and fitness industry. We've worked hard to ensure that we deliver an engaging, motivating and credible indoor cycling experience and today's announcement sets the bar even higher. The new features… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

Alpine Challenge 2013: Team Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on Sep 20, 2013

Today we've got more great stories from a couple of Team Wattbike riders at The Alpine Challenge which took place one week ago. If you want to get a real feel for what it's like to be inside the peloton on a HotChillee event then read on... ----------------------------------------- By Alexis Dormandy I was provoked to write this blog having read Matt Moran’s version of events at this… Read full post Read full post


Richard Baker

Join us at Leisure Industry Week 2013 - 24-26 September

Posted by Richard Baker on Sep 19, 2013

From 24-26th September we'll be at the UK's leading health and fitness trade show, Leisure Industry Week, where you'll be able to see a range of new features on the latest Wattbike. Launching just in time for LIW are enhanced connectivty and testing features which cement the Wattbike's position as the indoor bike of choice for the industry. Whether you're a personal trainer, coach,… Read full post Read full post


Tom Crampton

Men’s Fitness: Wattbike workouts to power up your fitness

Posted by Tom Crampton on Sep 17, 2013

There's a great feature on the Men's Fitness website today around acheiving goals on the Wattbike based on Endurance, Fat Loss and Strength. A fantastic mix of sessions to help you get the most out of your training time. We've also got a Weight Management Training Plan put together by our very own team of experts. Enjoy and let us know how you get on. 0% Finance Offer (UK Only): Spread… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

Alpine Challenge 2013: Day Three

Posted by Matt Moran on Sep 16, 2013

The third and final day of the 2013 edition of HotChillee's Alpine Challenge was always going to be eagerly anticipated as riders attempted to move up the general classification on the final timed mountain of the event. The traditional finale of the Col de la Croix Fry brought anywhere between 30-60 minutes of nothing but pain as inclines of over 10% fiercely bit into already sore legs. The hors… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

Alpine Challenge 2013: Day Two

Posted by Matt Moran on Sep 13, 2013

Day Two of HotChillee's Alpine Challenge saw the welcome return of some sun as the riders headed out onto another 100km+ ride. Today's timed featured climb was the Col des Aravis, a stunning climb which delivers the snow-capped summit of Mont Blanc as you reach the top. With a mix of 5% and 6% sections there was plenty of opportunity to pick up some speed on the climbs and the groups were well… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

Alpine Challenge 2013: Day One

Posted by Matt Moran on Sep 12, 2013

The first stage of any HotChillee Alpine Challenge comes with lots of nerves and a few questions. Did my bike survive the plane trip? Have I trained enough (almost always no)? And how will I go on the the early morning mountain time trial? There's been a route change this year to a much more challenging Col de la Forclaz. It's steep in places, very steep in others and much longer than previous… Read full post Read full post


Richard Baker

Saracens rugby coaches and players talk Wattbike

Posted by Richard Baker on Sep 03, 2013

A visit to any elite sports organisation is a real privilege and our trip to see Aviva Premiership club Saracens was no different. On a sunny Monday afternoon we headed to their training facility just outside St. Albans to watch the senior squad being put through their paces out on the training pitch. After a quick break the team moved to the gym for a strength and conditioning session and it was time… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

Joanna Rowsell at the Wattbike Sports Science Lab

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 30, 2013

A couple of weeks ago we had Olympic and World Team Pursuit Champion Joanna Rowsell at the Wattbike Sports Science Lab. As somebody who has been using a Wattbike for some time it was a chance for us to give her a refresh on the latest model and some pointers on how to dig more deeply into the performance data archived in our Expert software. Joanna’s schedule is a little different this year after… Read full post Read full post


If you've been keeping up with our blogs from Matt Formston out in Canada as he prepares for the Para-cycling World Cup and World Championships then you'll know that many of the Australian team had their road bikes delayed in transit. The result of this meant that the Wattbike we sent out to Montreal to support Matt became much in demand from the rest of the team. We received a wonderful email… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

Ride for a Reason Training Update with James Golding

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 23, 2013

Wattbike Ambassador James Golding dropped into our HQ a while back to give us an update on where he is at with his round-the-world record attempt. The video was shot at the end of the British winter - you'd be forgiven for thinking that might be March but this year we definitely had our winter coats on into April and May. The poor weather did not stop James from continuing to train as he has a… Read full post Read full post


We're very excited to announce an agreement with the Royal Yachting Association which sees Wattbike become an Official Supplier to the British Sailing Team. The relationship reinforces Wattbike as the indoor bike of choice for elite sports organisations and they don't come much more successful than the British Sailing Team. You can see the press release distributed earlier this week and we'll… Read full post Read full post