Posts tagged "events"

Matt Moran

The 3 Minute Challenge

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 23, 2013

Over the last few days at Wattbike HQ there's been plenty of discussion about getting stuck into our training plans for the coming year. We've got diverse targets across the team in 2013 so are following different programmes, but one thing we all have in common is the need to establish some benchmark figures for our fitness. And this is where… Read full post

Matt Moran

Wattbike at Alpine Challenge - pre event rides

Posted by Matt Moran on Sep 07, 2011

So we've been in the Alps in Annecy for 2 days, within 30 mins of arriving we'd been coerced into a ride with Sven, the organiser of the Alpine Challenge. He took us around Lake Annecy which has to be one of the most stunning rides I've ever done. A great loop on a traffic-free cycle path for half of the ride and a great fast road back into Annecy (except… Read full post

Matt Moran

Alpine Challenge here we come!

Posted by Matt Moran on Sep 05, 2011

I had some great feedback via Twitter and Facebook about restarting my training plan and feel really motivated about getting stuck into it. I had planned to do the 3 minutes aerobic test last week to work out my power training zones until my colleagues at Wattbike decided they had other plans for me. When the email asking me to go to the Alpine Challenge… Read full post

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

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.… Read full post

Matt Moran Let’s talk Wattbike

Let’s talk Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on Apr 18, 2011

You’re going to be hearing a lot more about what we’re getting up to at Wattbike over the next few months, here on our blog and through our social media channels. We're really keen to hear about your Wattbike experiences too so that we can share them with others. You’ll find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr, so go ahead and Like/Follow/Subscribe… Read full post

Alex Skelton

Wattbikes at Sportive Pulse 2011

Posted in Events by Alex Skelton on Feb 28, 2011

Sunday 13th March 2011 will see the Wattbikes making an appearance at the Sportive Pulse 2011. The event will be run from Duncton on the South Downs to give sportive riders a pre season boost with the opportunity to ride two separate courses encompassing everything a rider needs for some tailored preparation for the 2011 season. The two rides, a 50km… Read full post

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… Read full post

Alex Skelton

City poised to take on Olympic Champions - IG Markets Square Mile Cycle Challenge

Posted in Events by Alex Skelton on Nov 24, 2010

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,… Read full post

Alex Skelton

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… Read full post

Alex Skelton

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

Chris Rowe

Great Notts Bike Ride launch

Posted in Events by Chris Rowe on Mar 18, 2010

Ben took the Wattbikes to the nearby Nottingham County Hall for the launch of the Great Notts Bike Ride. The Wattbike teamed up the the Nottingham Outlaws BMX team who put on a great display, jumping across, in front of and occasional over councillors and VIPs riding on the Wattibke. In the picture below, Councillor calmly rides on as the Outlaws BMX… Read full post

Chris Rowe

Norfolk Wattbike Race Series starts this Jan

Posted in Events by Chris Rowe on Dec 17, 2009

Entries are now open for the inaugural Norfolk Wattbike Race Series, which starts in the New Year in Norwich. To book your place visit www.activenorfolk.org or contact Beth Coley on 07736 061788. Active Norfolk and City College Norwich will be running the series, each lasting six weeks, starting in January 2010. The Wattbikes will all be linked through… Read full post

Chris Rowe

Cycle Show Time Trial Results

Posted in Events by Chris Rowe on Oct 19, 2009

Hello to everyone who raced on the Wattbikes at the cycle show. It has been an extremely busy few days since then however I am now back in the office and able to post the results of the Cycle Show. There were some exceedingly quick times and close races across all 4 days of the show. There will be full results posted on the site soon from our records,… Read full post

Chris Rowe

Tour of Britain

Posted in Events by Chris Rowe on Sep 21, 2009

Stage start at the Britannia Stadium This week has been a very busy week! We have been at 2 of the stages of the Tour of Britain, the Mayor of London's Skyride, and the ISAF Sailing World Cup Series. Stoke-on-Trent On Tuesday we joined the Tour of Britain riders and organisers for the start of the Stoke-on-Trent stage at the Britannia Stadium. The… Read full post

Chris Rowe

Eurobike

Posted in Events by Chris Rowe on Sep 02, 2009

Last week I had one of those days, I wrote this on my iphone, but never thought to post it, so here it is…Today is one of those days that makes this job really fun, actually getting paid to look around the largest bike show in Europe. The show is in Friedrichafen, on the banks of the Bodensee, in Germany. We arrived in Zurich last night to a… Read full post

Chris Rowe

Skyride Leicester

Posted in Events by Chris Rowe on Aug 30, 2009

We have had a lot of requests recently for the results from the Wattbike races at the Skyrides, we have not forgotten about updating them, but are just waiting for British Cycling to supply us with all the data that they collected. In the mean time, here is a picture from the Leicester Skyride. Read full post

Chris Rowe

Sir Chris Hoy and Ross Edgar do battle on the Wattbikes at Skyride Glasgow

Posted in Events by Chris Rowe on Aug 26, 2009

Chris Hoy and Ross Edgar showing true Scottish grit during racing Sir Chris Hoy and Ross Edgar were the Scottish Olympic medal heroes encouraging the people of Glasgow to pick up their bikes and join them around the city streets on British Cycling's Skyride Glasgow this Sunday 23 August. With lots of activities on offer the Wattbikes took centre… Read full post

Chris Rowe

Wattbike visits Loughborough University

Posted in Events by Chris Rowe on Aug 24, 2009

Well, that in it self is not really news. Half of us did our Sport Science degrees at Loughborough, and still know many of the people there, but this was a slightly different visit. We were demonstrating the power of the Wattbike to assist in training, rehabilitation, monitoring and of course, throwing in a few races here and there. The set up at Powerbase… Read full post

Chris Rowe

Wattbike at the Manchester Skyride

Posted in Events by Chris Rowe on Aug 10, 2009

Last Sunday saw 5 of the Wattbike Team at the Manchester Skyride. We were working with the British Cycling membership team ably led by Terry Greenwood, the membership manager for British Cycling. The Wattbike tent was really the activity zone providing people the opportunity to try to be the best in their age group, with winners of each age group getting… Read full post

Chris Rowe

Wattbike at Skyride Manchester

Posted in Events by Chris Rowe on Jul 30, 2009

Sunday will see the launch of the Skyride series with Skyride Manchester. The Skyrides see Sky and British Cycling teaming up to provide an opportunity to ride around the centre of Manchester, Glasgow, Leicester and London without the traffic or pollution. Along the route will be a series of different events, with a chance to ride through the velodrome,… Read full post