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Matt Moran

Leg speed wins the day for Rory Townsend

Posted in Events by Matt Moran on May 26, 2011

It's always great to hear of new talent doing well and we'd like to congratulate 15 year old Prestige VC Rider rider Rory Townsend on becoming the 2011 South East U16 Road Cycling Champion last weekend. We're especially proud as Rory has been training on a Wattbike to help his pedalling efficiency. The combination of a downhill finish and strong tailwind meant that leg speed would win the day on this… Read full post Read full post

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Thoughts from Oli Beckingsale at 2011 Dalby MTB World Cup

Posted in Events by Matt Moran on May 25, 2011

Elite Mountain Biker Oli Beckingsale has just sent us a report from last weekend's UCI Mountain Bike World Cup at Dalby Forest in the UK. Despite a low starting position, Oli managed to move himself well up the field until mechanical issues hampered his challenge resulting in a finishing spot of 23rd. This is particularly impressive when you consider he rode on the small ring for the last two laps… Read full post Read full post

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Introducing my new friend - the Wattbike.

Posted in Case Studies by Matt Moran on May 24, 2011

Remember I introduced myself to the Wattbike community a few weeks ago as just a Regular Cyclist, well I took delivery of my Wattbike recently and wanted to give you an update of what I’ve been up to. After taking delivery I couldn’t wait to just jump on and get pedalling, which of course I did…for about 15 minutes until I decided jeans and a t-shirt were perhaps not the best bit of kit for cycling… Read full post Read full post

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RNLI storms to triathlon victory

Posted in Events by Matt Moran on May 20, 2011

Some great news has arrived at Wattbike HQ in the form of a victory for the RNLI Lifeboat and Lifeguard Team in the 2011 British National Inter-Emergency Services Triathlon Championship which took place in Nottingham on May 13th. The team use Wattbikes as a key part of their training program and the result from last week is testament to their focused commitment to training. The RNLI team, made up of… Read full post Read full post

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Working up a sweat with Great Britain Hockey

Posted in Interviews, Testimonials by Matt Moran on May 18, 2011

We recently visited Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre in the UK where Great Britain's Men's Hockey team were preparing for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia. The tournament featured seven of the world's top hockey nations and provided a great opportunity for the GB team to test their skills against some formidable opposition, all with an eye on the London 2012 Olympic Games. Malaysia enjoys high… Read full post Read full post

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Preparing to be an Ironman

Posted in Interviews by Matt Moran on May 13, 2011

We've just caught up with Marvin Burton, Personal Trainer and all-round inspirational figure, as he enters the last few days before taking on a pretty special event. Here, Marvin tells us about the background to his latest challenge including how the Wattbike has helped his training. Q. Marvin, tell us a bit about yourself, have you always been interested in fitness and sport? I've always loved sport… Read full post Read full post

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Ever ridden a Wattbike in front of 26,000 people?

Posted in Events by Matt Moran on May 12, 2011

Ipswich Town Football Club recently teamed up with Ipswich Borough Council and British Cycling to encourage supporters to 'Ride to the Match' for the Championship home game against Crystal Palace. Fans were offered a range of incentives to encourage them to cycle to the match including free match tickets and the chance to take part in a Wattbike challenge. Now, we've been to some big events but we're… Read full post Read full post

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Wattbike at the Australian Institute of Sport

Posted by Matt Moran on May 10, 2011

We've just come across a fascinating edition of ABC's Contact Sport which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Australian Institute of Sport facility in Canberra. Founded in 1982, the AIS is one of the leading sports training facilities in the world and has played a major role in the success of Australian sport across a range of disciplines. The facility combines the best sport scientists with world-class… Read full post Read full post