The Wattbike Blog

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

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