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Alex Skelton

Today’s IG Markets Square Mile Challenge

Posted in Events by Alex Skelton on Nov 26, 2010

If you were following our live tweets from the IG Markets Square Mile Challenge held today in London’s Broadgate, you’ll know everything was going as expected until about 1.00pm. The four Team Sky riders were doing a great job of taking on all-comers and keeping the crowd entertained. They even took it on the chin when the amateurs managed to get the better of the professionals in a few of the… Read full post Read full post


Tomorrow, 26th November, the Wattbike team will be at Broadgate in the heart of the City of London at an event to launch Team Sky's new sponsor, IG Markets. City workers will be battling four of Team Sky’s top professionals – Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas, Ben Swift and Russell Downing – over one mile in groups of seven on Wattbikes. There is a race every ten minutes and every race features… Read full post Read full post


IG Markets, the leading provider of Contracts for Difference, will be throwing down the gauntlet for City workers on Friday 26th November by offering the opportunity to race head-to-head against Olympic Gold medal winning cyclists. Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas and Ben Swift from the Team Sky professional cycling team will be at Broadgate Circle, London, EC2 from 10am on Friday 26th November, ready… Read full post Read full post


Andy McCorkell

Jenny Meadows Talks Wattbike

Posted in Interviews by Andy McCorkell on Nov 23, 2010

In September we dropped off a Wattbike with British record holder and Olympic 800m runner Jenny Meadows and her coach and husband Trevor Painter. We also had the opportunity to ask Jenny and Trevor a little bit about how she would be using the Wattbike and what benefits she thought it would bring to her training. ## Jenny Meadows Receives a Wattbike Read full post Read full post


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England Rugby are using Wattbikes

Posted in Events by Alex Skelton on Nov 19, 2010

For those eagle-eyed viewers out there you may have noticed not only the transformation of the England rugby team in recent weeks but also their chosen warm-up tool on the touch line at Twickenham. That's right there really are Wattbikes pitchside. The Wattbikes have been used intensively in recent weeks at the Pennyhill Park training camp and are proving an excellent non-impact training tool for the… Read full post Read full post


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Wattbike Competition Winner Nathaniel Williams

Posted by Andy McCorkell on Nov 15, 2010

We met up with Cycling Weekly Wattbike Competition winner Nathaniel Williams last week as he took part in some testing work at Eddie Fletchers sports science lab. Here's what he had to say about the Wattbike, training and the [Eddie Fletcher 3 minute test](/uk/guide/cycling_tests/3_minute_aerobic_test). ## Cycling Weekly Wattbike Competition winner Nathaniel Williams Read full post Read full post


Andy McCorkell

Wattbike Competition Winner Lisa Beck

Posted by Andy McCorkell on Nov 15, 2010

Last week we met up with competition winner Lisa Beck as she took part in [Eddie Fletcher's 3 minute test](/uk/guide/cycling_tests/3_minute_aerobic_test). After getting her breath back here's what she had to say about the Wattbike and what she hopes to gain from using it. Lisa Beck on the Eddie Fletcher 3 minute test Read full post Read full post


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Wattbike Event at Deansgate Evans Cycles

Posted in Events by Alex Skelton on Nov 10, 2010

Stretford Leisure Centre will be taking their Wattbikes down to the Deansgate Evans Cycles for an open day on Saturday 20th November. They will be using the Wattbikes to introduce pedalling technique, and do peak power tests, 1k sprints and 1k climb races. If you are in the area, or want to try a Wattbike then they will open from 9am to 4pm. For more information please call 0161 8346732. Read full post Read full post


Alex Skelton

Ben visits PB Science

Posted by Alex Skelton on Nov 08, 2010

Last week Wattbike's roving man of mystery Ben Addison took the trip to Eastbourne, East Sussex to visit Helen Carter of PB Science. Helen has an impressive set up for her mobile Sport Science lab, and sent us some information about her set up. Lab Testing Mobile Style PBscience has been using Wattbikes for exercise testing since the company moved out of the University of Brighton in 2009. Headed by… Read full post Read full post


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The original Wattbike League returns for 2010/11

Posted in Events by Alex Skelton on Nov 04, 2010

The Lichfield Wattbike League starts again this week, and as always expect to see a huge take up from local cyclists and fitness enthusiasts, but don't let that put you off. They are very welcoming, put your entry in, and pop down to Lichfield to see what the racing is all about. You can find out more at their website at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/wattbikes Read full post Read full post


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James Fletcher - review of a year using the Wattbike

Posted in Testimonials by Alex Skelton on Nov 02, 2010

Since we visited James and took some [video of him talking about using the Wattbike](/uk/news/post/in_conversation_with_james_fletcher) he has been training hard and has had some very impressive results this year. Last week he sent through a short review of how he has been getting on with the wattbike in the last 12 months. Having only sat on a Wattbike for the 1st time a year ago in October 2009,… Read full post Read full post


Andy McCorkell

RYA Testimonials

Posted in Testimonials by Andy McCorkell on Nov 01, 2010

No question, the Wattbike is in a different league to all other indoor bike trainers Wattbike provides our sailors with the opportunity to follow their training programmes more accurately than ever before with onboard power meter readouts In my opinion the Wattbike will become the de-facto indoor bike trainer for all top flight gyms and individuals looking for the best return on their training investment… Read full post Read full post


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Nottingham University

Posted in Testimonials by Andy McCorkell on Nov 01, 2010

We originally came across the Wattbikes as part of the British Cycling Everyday Cycling Scheme, later chosen to be a Cycling Focus University. So impressed were we with the Wattbikes that we bought 5 of our own to compliment the 6 British Cycling Scheme Bikes. We've been able to use the Wattbikes to encourage a wide range of users, from schools to 80 year-olds in activities from standard gym-cycling,… Read full post Read full post