Posts tagged "interview"

Sarah Adams

From a Stroke to Scottish TT Champion - Q&A with Callum Finlayson

Posted in Case Studies, Interviews, Testimonials by Sarah Adams on Feb 18, 2015

We all know that in order to achieve exceptional results, you need to commit yourself to your training. Today we feature an inspirational Q&A with Callum Finlayson, who through dedication and committed training, beat his debilitating disease into remission to become Scottish 100 Mile Time Trial Champion. Q. Where did your journey to Scottish Time… Read full post

Matt Moran

Q&A: Peter Clarke trains for RideLondon-Surrey 100 on a Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on May 22, 2014

Give us some background on your cycling, when you started, what type of cycling you enjoy, how it has developed from when you first got on a bike? Peter Clarke: I started cycling many years ago. Like most rowers it supplemented my training but I was fairly naive about technique, bike handling or how to get the best performance on a bike. A few years… Read full post

Matt Moran

Being able to accurately measure my sessions definitely fires up my competitive side

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 24, 2012

Today, we have a blog from Sky Draper, a really talented junior elite triathlete who has recently started to train on a Wattbike. You can tell from the blog below that Sky gets huge motivation from being able to accurately track performance data on the Wattbike. A naturally competitive person, Sky is now taking on both her Dad and her boyfriend during… Read full post

Matt Moran

Good Luck to Rebecca Romero in Ironman UK

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 20, 2012

Today's blog features a lengthy two-part interview we did earlier this year with Olympic Champion, Rebecca Romero. She's about to embark on her very first Ironman triathlon at Ironman UK. Rebecca is no longer a full-time and only dipped her toes into the world of triathlon this year but put in a fantastic performance at Mallorca 70.3 which she… Read full post

Alex Skelton

Steve Trew Interview: I love the feedback

Posted by Alex Skelton on Jul 17, 2012

Back in April of this year (let’s call it the Summer of 2012 shall we?) we visited well-known triathlon coach and TV commentator Steve Trew to get his thoughts on the development of training for sports such as swimming, cycling and running. Having had knee surgery himself, Steve has been training on a Wattbike and has found it to be the perfect… Read full post

Matt Moran

Will Carling on cycling, training and the RBS 6 Nations

Posted by Matt Moran on Feb 02, 2012

Last week I met up with Will Carling, the former England rugby union captain. He captained the national side 72 times and led the team to victory in four 5 Nations Championships (as it was known before Italy were introduced), whilst also taking the 1991 group of players to the World Cup Final. Since retiring Will has been cycling as a way to keep fit,… Read full post

Matt Moran Coming back stronger with Wattbike

Coming back stronger with Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 27, 2012

Elite XC mountain biker Oli Beckingsale was having a great season in 2011 until he had an accident in a World Cup race in Czech Republic. It's the kind of crash that Oli's had hundreds of times throughout his career, except this time he came away with a serious injury. In the video below, Oli takes us back to the day of the crash, his immediate… Read full post

Alex Skelton Peter Keen tells the story of the Wattbike - Extended Interview

Peter Keen tells the story of the Wattbike - Extended Interview

Posted by Alex Skelton on Jan 23, 2012

Many of you involved in sport will recognise the name of Peter Keen as Director of Performance at UK Sport, the body which ensures that investment in sport in the UK is targeted at the right areas to deliver winners at the highest level; essentially we're talking about creating and supporting World and Olympic champions. He is also credited as the… Read full post

Ben Addison

The Wattbike has been excruciatingly helpful in preparation for the Alps!

Posted by Ben Addison on Jan 21, 2012

It's always nice to catch up with people who have been training on Wattbike for a couple of years so we thought we'd share an update from former rugby union England international and London Wasps player Damian Hopley. Damian currently heads up the Rugby Players Association, the body which protects the interests of professional rugby players… Read full post

Matt Moran James Fletcher on technique, endurance and life as a GB Age Group Triathlete

James Fletcher on technique, endurance and life as a GB Age Group Triathlete

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 18, 2012

As 2011 came to a close we managed to grab a few minutes with Vivelo–Inverse CyClaim RT and GB Age Group triathlete James Fletcher to hear about how his 2011 season had gone and what his plans were for 2012. He also gave us some insight into how he is structuring his training on the Wattbike and combining that with outdoor road cycling sessions.… Read full post

Matt Moran RG Active visit to the Wattbike Science Lab

RG Active visit to the Wattbike Science Lab

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 18, 2012

It was a pleasure to have John Brame and Marsha El Hage of RG Active coaching up to the Wattbike Science Lab recently, they'd made the trip up from London to understand how they could deliver an even better training experience for their clients, through using the Wattbike. With a very impressive background in competition and coaching, the RG Active… Read full post

Matt Moran

Andy Smith of Team Dillon on his Wattbike experience

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 06, 2012

We've received another update from one of Team Dillon's triathlete's, this time it's Andy Shaw, giving us a great insight into how he is using the Wattbike to improve both their training and performance during competition. Lovely to see that Andy's daughter and son are also benefitting in different ways from using the Wattbike too.… Read full post

Matt Moran Dean Downing back in the saddle on a Wattbike

Dean Downing back in the saddle on a Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 04, 2012

Interviewing one of the nicest riders in cycling makes for an enjoyable day out, and so it was that we ventured to see Rapha Condor Sharp pro Dean Downing at his home in South Yorkshire. Dean recently broke his collarbone and has been using a Wattbike to help with his recovery, it's been beneficial in a couple of ways as a)Dean couldn't actually… Read full post

Matt Moran Jenny Meadows Season Review and Looking Forward to London 2012

Jenny Meadows Season Review and Looking Forward to London 2012

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 04, 2012

Before Xmas I went to see Jenny Meadows, GB elite 800m athlete at Wigan Warriors Rugby league training base. We talked about a range of things from looking back at a disappointing World Championships, taking a break from training and of course, her thoughts as we enter an Olympic year. Jenny's husband and coach, Trevor Painter, also spoke to us… Read full post

Eddie Fletcher

Nick Dunn Talks Wattbike, Triathlon and Being a New Father

Posted by Eddie Fletcher on Dec 13, 2011

Current European Champion (30-35 age group) and former World Champion (25-29 age group) triathlete Nick Dunn tells us a bit about how he is incorporating the Wattbike into his training, what benefits he's feeling out on the road and also how he is coping with a heavy training schedule now that he is a new father. Read full post

Eddie Fletcher Stepping up with Wattbike

Stepping up with Wattbike

Posted by Eddie Fletcher on Dec 06, 2011

We got some great news from a young track cyclist in New Zealand this past weekend, Jen Muhl took part in her first event at U-19 level at the 2012 Oceania Track Championships in Invercargill, New Zealand. The competition sees riders from New Zealand and Australia compete across all Olympic track disciplines at both senior and under-19 level. For Jen… Read full post

Matt Moran

Sarah Hammer wins Cali Track World Cup Omnium

Posted by Matt Moran on Dec 04, 2011

Managed to catch US track cyclist, Sarah Hammer, taking the win in the Omnium Scratch race on a (fairly poor) live webstream of the latest round of the UCI Track World Cup. Sarah is targeting the Omnium event for London 2012 and she put in a fantastically dominant performance in Columbia, finishing no lower than 4th in the six events which make up the… Read full post

Matt Moran Simon Richardson Update

Simon Richardson Update

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 30, 2011

I caught up with Simon Richardson last week to find out how he is getting on with his rehab. When I called Simon he was in the middle of an acupuncture session so I thought I'd call back at a later time but no, Simon insisted that we chat while he was having mutliple needles stuck into him! He told me it took his mind off the acupuncture, I'm… Read full post

Matt Moran

Sam Sills story from the RSX Youth World Championship

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 28, 2011

Earlier this year we caught up with Sam Sills, a fantastic talent in the windsurfing world, it was an eye-opening story to understand the fitness these guys need to compete at the highest level. Sam gives us a thrilling insight into his best day yet ... Sam has just sent us this update from the RSX Youth World Championships: What an awesome event!!… Read full post

Matt Moran Double World Record Holder and World Champion Sarah Hammer talks to Wattbike

Double World Record Holder and World Champion Sarah Hammer talks to Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 17, 2011

Now that the 2011/12 track cycling season is underway I thought it would be a good time to bring you a video we shot back in the summer of when myself and Eddie took a trip to Mallorca to see US track cyclist Sarah Hammer. Sarah is a double world record holder in the individual and team pursuit and 4 times world champion, we're talking the best… Read full post

Matt Moran

HotChillee and Sven Thiele visit the Wattbike Science Lab

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 15, 2011

Over the summer we invited HotChillee founder Sven Thiele to the Wattbike Science Lab to put him through his paces and give him a better understanding of how the Wattbike can help make him a better cyclist. You may recognise the HotChillee name, they are the organisers of a number of high-profile events including The London-Paris and The Alpine Challenge.… Read full post

Matt Moran Wattbike at the Four Nations Rugby League Tournament

Wattbike at the Four Nations Rugby League Tournament

Posted by Matt Moran on Oct 28, 2011

This morning I headed down to Leigh Sports Village in the North-West of England to see the national team training ahead of their opening fixture in the Gillette Four Nations rugby league tournament. The players were going through a light workout, with the first game against Wales taking place tomorrow. It was a gloriously sunny morning and it was interesting… Read full post

Matt Moran Carla Ryan End of Season Chat

Carla Ryan End of Season Chat

Posted by Matt Moran on Oct 25, 2011

I caught up with Team Garmin-Cervelo pro rider Carla Ryan last week to find out how the 2011 season had gone, what her plans were for for 2012, what could be done to strengthen women's professional cycling and her plans to ride the Amy Gillett Foundation Ride. Carla is back in Australia now so at 8am on an October morning in the UK my first question… Read full post

Matt Moran Teun Mulder talks training at 2000W+ on the Wattbike

Teun Mulder talks training at 2000W+ on the Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on Sep 21, 2011

Earlier in the summer (yes, remember that, summer!) we took a day trip to Amsterdam to catch up with 3 times World Champion track cyclist Teun Mulder. We met up with Teun at the velodrome in Apeldoorn, scene of the 2011 World Track Cycling Championships and were greeted by an image of him which stretched the full height of the building! Teun should… Read full post

Matt Moran Gaining Time with the Wattbike

Gaining Time with the Wattbike

Posted in Case Studies, Interviews by Matt Moran on Jul 12, 2011

You might remember we recently heard the story of Ryan Scott who knocked 40 minutes off his sportive time after training on a Wattbike, well we also noticed a few tweets from one of our followers, DocRoddy, who was tweeting about his impressive performance in the Etape Caledonie. What makes Roddy's story interesting is that his occupation means… Read full post

Alex Skelton

Michelle Dillon chats about triathlon, Team Dillon and using Wattbikes

Posted in Interviews by Alex Skelton on Jul 06, 2011

It was great to finally meet up with Michelle in Loughborough a couple of weeks ago as we'd been exchanging emails for about 6 months and although she only lives about 20 mins away it seemed that every time she was in the country I was away and vice versa. We both know Loughborough University pretty well and had arranged to 'Meet at the Wattbikes… Read full post

Alex Skelton

Is it still the SpuBike?

Posted in Interviews by Alex Skelton on Jun 28, 2011

Normally we try really hard to push the Wattbike brand wherever we go, but after visiting Wigan Warriors earlier in the year and finding out that they call their Wattbike the SpuBike (that, apparently is the local spelling of Spew!) we wanted to find out what progress had been made. We weren't disappointed by the news from Mark Bitcon, Head of Sport… Read full post

Matt Moran Working up a sweat with Great Britain Hockey

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… Read full post

Matt Moran Preparing to be an Ironman

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… Read full post

Alex Skelton

Wigan Warriors Video

Posted in Interviews by Alex Skelton on Mar 07, 2011

A couple of weeks ago we visited the Wigan Warriors (see Wigan Warriors vs. Wattbike) and caught up with Mark Bitcon their head physiologist. We have pulled together a video of our time with him, which is well worth a watch. The guys for the session were Pat Richards (@patrichards5) and Eammon O’Carroll (@freddyocarroll) Read full post

Andy McCorkell

Chatting With Oli Beckingsale

Posted in Interviews by Andy McCorkell on Feb 01, 2011

A huge thanks to pro mountain biker Oli Beckingsale who let us visit last week to ask some questions. The three time Olympian has been using the Wattbike for six months now and it was great to hear about how he and his coaches have fitted it into his training regime on the run up to 2012. Oli also tells us a bit about what it's like to be a pro… Read full post

Andy McCorkell

The Bike Studio, Leicestershire (Video)

Posted in Case Studies by Andy McCorkell on Dec 10, 2010

As promised here's a short video of our trip to The Bike Studio in Lutterworth, Leicestershire. We will be adding a section to the site with information and advice about how to set up and run your own Wattbike Training Studio but for now if you have any question please drop Steve an email on stevem@wattbike.com Russ and Kev from The Bike Studio Read full post

Andy McCorkell Wattbike Competition Winner Lisa Beck

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

Andy McCorkell Hogarth Club Members

Hogarth Club Members

Posted in Testimonials by Andy McCorkell on Nov 01, 2010

Wattbike should be renamed "Watt A Bike". As an avid cyclist no single piece of equipment has improved my fitness and speed like the Wattbike. With its readouts giving you the power output of each leg whilst visually demonstrating your cycling efficiency you can't fail to improve. I used it for my Kilimanjaro and Everest training and it certainly… Read full post

Andy McCorkell James Fletcher Testimonial

James Fletcher Testimonial

Posted in Case Studies by Andy McCorkell on Nov 01, 2010

Video Interview from July 2010 In July we met with James Fletcher, triathlete (and son of Wattbike's resident Sport Scientist Eddie Fletcher) and recorded the following video. ; Case Study from March 2010 Like hundreds of other age groups triathletes or cyclists I fit my training in around a full time job. With three sports this is often a tricky… Read full post

Chris Rowe In Conversation with James Fletcher

In Conversation with James Fletcher

Posted by Chris Rowe on Aug 05, 2010

Last week we spent our Friday travelling from Nottingham to Guildford and back to speak to James Fletcher. It was great to catch up with him, and there is no doubt that he is his father's son, and unlike all Eddie's other athletes, when asked about his coach, he did not use any of the words that we have come to expect, genius, deity, living… Read full post