Posts tagged "olympics"

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… 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.… Read full post

Alex Skelton

Do as the coach says…

Posted by Alex Skelton on Nov 06, 2013

Stepped it up 2day & had an army sergeant for @wattbike training w/ @ValenteJennifer #gains #ouch pic.twitter.com/qJSI1xEIyp — Sarah Hammer (@SarahHammer) November 6, 2013 Two-times Olympic Silver Medallist and six-times World Champion Sarah Hammer took instruction from a different kind of coach today. We reckon you'd probably do what… Read full post

Matt Moran

Joanna Rowsell at the Wattbike Sports Science Lab

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 30, 2013

A couple of weeks ago we had Olympic and World Team Pursuit Champion Joanna Rowsell at the Wattbike Sports Science Lab. As somebody who has been using a Wattbike for some time it was a chance for us to give her a refresh on the latest model and some pointers on how to dig more deeply into the performance data archived in our Expert software. Joanna’s… Read full post

Matt Moran

Carol Cooke: The Wattbike helped me win Gold at London 2012 Paralympic Games

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 23, 2013

If you've been keeping up with our blogs from Matt Formston out in Canada as he prepares for the Para-cycling World Cup and World Championships then you'll know that many of the Australian team had their road bikes delayed in transit. The result of this meant that the Wattbike we sent out to Montreal to support Matt became much in demand from… Read full post

Matt Moran

One year on…

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 26, 2013

Given that it's one year on from those fantastic days of London 2012, we wanted to look back and share some of the great stories we posted on the blog. There were so many individuals and teams that had been training on a Wattbike that we couldn't keep up with putting together a medal tally! And since London 2012 we've been asked to work… Read full post

Matt Moran

Spin Cycle Magazine: The Golden Couple

Posted by Matt Moran on Jun 18, 2013

You might remember a couple of months ago we were at the launch of Adidas' new cycling kit where Sir Dave Brailsford, Laura Trott and Jason Kenny were in attendance to discuss their latest apparel and what happens when you win Olympic Gold at your home Olympics. All of this and much more has been captured beautifully by Spin Cycle Magazine in their… Read full post

Matt Moran

Track Cyclist Monique Sullivan on Recovery

Posted by Matt Moran on Feb 05, 2013

When I open up my email and see a message from Canadian Track Cyclist Monique Sullivan in my inbox I know that we’re going to be able to share something that’s really useful for us all, no matter what physical activity we take part in. And today is no different; Monique has been kind enough to share some of her tips and strategies for recovery,… Read full post

Matt Moran

Joanna Rowsell: Having a Wattbike has completely revolutionised my training sessions!

Posted by Matt Moran on Feb 03, 2013

Towards the end of 2012 we were privileged to welcome Joanna Rowsell to the Wattbike stand at the Cycle Show in Birmingham, just a few weeks after her Olympic Gold Medal triumph as part of the all-dominating Great Britain women's team pursuit. We had a great chat with Joanna about her training and what it takes to be Olympic Champion, World Record Holder… Read full post

Matt Moran

ultra-FIT: Train like an Olympian

Posted by Matt Moran on Dec 12, 2012

Check out the November/December issue of ultra-FIT magazine which features an article on how to train like an Olympian. Caroline Sandry visited the Powerade Sports Academy this summer and received advice on training, nutrition and recovery. Caroline also received expert advice on training and pedal technique from pro cyclist and Wattbike Ambassador… Read full post

Matt Moran

Rebecca Adlington trains on a Wattbike for charity ride

Posted by Matt Moran on Dec 10, 2012

We recently helped out Olympian Rebecca Adlington with preparation for her charity bike ride in Zambia. Following a short holiday after the London 2012 Olympic Games, Becky had a very short period to get in some cycling training for her 300 mile ride. You can read an account of her time in Zambia and more info on the charity she is supporting on her… Read full post

Tom Crampton

Congratulations to Toni Minichiello: UK Coach of the Year

Posted by Tom Crampton on Nov 22, 2012

Today we wanted to pass on our congratulations to Toni Minichiello who picked up the Sports Coach of the Year award from SportsCoachUK. If you don't recognise the name, Toni is the coach behind Olympic Gold Medallist, Jessica Ennis. We first met up with Toni earlier this year when he started to use a Wattbike as part of the preparation for his athletes… Read full post

Matt Moran

Smarter Training. Smarter Mind.

Posted by Matt Moran on Oct 18, 2012

Our latest blog is from Canadian track cyclist Monique Sullivan who trained on a Wattbike for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Monique's life after the Games is very different and after taking some time away from riding is now using her Wattbike to help with her academic work. It's an interesting experiment! Life has changed pace quite dramatically… Read full post

Ben Addison

Wattbike at Powerade Sports Academy

Posted by Ben Addison on Sep 25, 2012

During the Olympics our event partner, Team Cycles, went along to the Powerade Sports Academy to deliver a range of Olympic-style training session to guests. If you're going to train like an Olympian then you'll want to be training on exactly the same equipment as the likes of Jess Ennis, Sarah Hammer and Tuen Mulder, not to mention the entire… Read full post

Tom Crampton

The Summer of Wattbike

Posted by Tom Crampton on Aug 31, 2012

If you're wondering why we haven't said too much about that big sports event in London recently, well, it's because we weren't allowed to. But now we can reflect on a some success for those who have trained on a Wattbike to prepare for the bigest sporting competition of their lives. There's been both individual and team success,… Read full post

Tom Crampton

Swimmer Dan Fogg: Wattbike is great for cardio and power building

Posted by Tom Crampton on Jul 10, 2012

There are so many individuals and federations training on a Wattbike in preparation for the Olympics this year that it's hard to keep track. We're collating a list and will publish this in the next week or so but in the meantime we have an update from Dan Fogg, he's been swimming as part of the British team since 2005 when he competed in… Read full post

Alex Skelton

Steve Hooker flying high with Wattbike

Posted by Alex Skelton on Jun 06, 2012

We recently caught up with Australian Steve Hooker, gold medallist pole vaulter from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, who has had quite a journey in getting back to fitness in preparation for the defence of his title in London. Steve has been working hard on the Wattbike at Western Australia Institute of Sport (WAIS) to regain fitness and confidence… Read full post

Matt Moran

Olympic Champion Jamie Staff visits Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on May 24, 2012

Jamie Staff, Gold medallist from the Beijing Olympic Games, came to visit us at the Wattbike Sport Science Lab yesterday in his capacity of USA Cycling Sprint Program Director. Having come through the British Cycling World Class Performance Programme, Jamie is no stranger to the Wattbike as an athlete but is now looking at how he can get the best out… Read full post

Matt Moran

Proving the Point: An Olympic Champion’s Polar View

Posted by Matt Moran on May 10, 2012

We're human like everbody else, so when we get a sneak peek at an Olympic Champion's data from a Wattbike session, we tend to get a little bit excited. Our Sport Scientist, Eddie Fletcher, has seen training data from World and Olympic Champions, across all of the cycling disciplines and from every corner of the world. It's this kind of 'black… Read full post

Matt Moran

Sarah Hammer - US Track Cycling Star

Posted by Matt Moran on May 03, 2012

We've been sent this fantastic poster which features US track cyclist Sarah Hammer. We liked it so much we thought we'd share it with you. It makes us really proud to be part of Sarah's 'team' throughout the last 12 months and through to the Olympics. We've met Sarah a few times now at her Mallorca training base and, alongside… Read full post

Tom Crampton

Wattbike a no-brainer for Jessica Ennis’ coach Toni Minichiello

Posted by Tom Crampton on Apr 30, 2012

A few weeks ago I dropped a Wattbike off for Jessica Ennis' coach Toni Minichiello at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield where Jessica does most of her training and preparation for the upcoming Olympic Games. I asked Toni how Jessica would be using the Wattbike as part of her training, he told me: "Following the foot injury in 2008 that… Read full post

Ben Addison

Where History Begins

Posted by Ben Addison on Apr 27, 2012

There's a fantastic article on the Telegraph website looking into the main venue for Team GB's pre-Olympic preparations at Loughborough University. It'll be the place where many of the athletes taking part in the big event will come to make their final preparations before going on to compete for medals. Take a look at the video below from… Read full post

Matt Moran

Rolling in the Green

Posted by Matt Moran on Apr 12, 2012

Picked up on a good article about Irish track cyclist Martyn Irvine on the excellent SBS Cycling Central website, which details the struggles of a guy who is far from the glitz and glamour of the big track cycling nations such as GB, Australia, France and Germany off the track, but is definitely up there when it comes to being on the track. What really… Read full post

Matt Moran

A night at the London Olympic Velodrome

Posted by Matt Moran on Feb 20, 2012

Last Friday evening we took a trip to the London Olympic Velodrome for the UCI Track World Cup, we hadn't quite expected to see some awesome performances and two world records in a single night. The building is awesome, both inside and out, and the racing throughout the weekend was equally as good. If that was just a taster for the Olympics then… 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

Alex Skelton Did Jimmy Watkins record the highest ever cadence on a Wattbike?

Did Jimmy Watkins record the highest ever cadence on a Wattbike?

Posted by Alex Skelton on Oct 10, 2011

Wattbike sport scientist, Eddie Fletcher caught up with Jimmy Watkins the USA Olympic track cyclist last week. Jimmy does some of his training on a Wattbike Pro training out of Fire Station 55 in Lebec, California where he is a full time fireman working 48 hour shifts! Jimmy reckons that ‘the Wattbike is by far the best training tool I have. Working… Read full post

Matt Moran Wattbike helping Simon Richardson on the road to recovery (#simonstrong)

Wattbike helping Simon Richardson on the road to recovery (#simonstrong)

Posted by Matt Moran on Sep 28, 2011

We’re often asked about providing support or sponsorship for various cyclists, triathletes, events and charities and while we take a detailed look at every request there are some occasions when it takes a matter of seconds for us to say yes, we can help. We’d been following Simon Richardson on Twitter for some time, he’s an inspiring guy. In 2001… Read full post

Matt Moran

The Beauty of the Velodrome

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 10, 2011

I cannot wait to get inside the new London 2012 Olympics velodrome and on seeing this video from RIBA it just confirmed that it will become one of the iconic sporting buildings in the UK in the coming years. The velodrome is on the shortlist for the Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize and this video explains why. Take a look at the… Read full post

Matt Moran Jenny Meadows on Recovery, Tapering and the Wattbike

Jenny Meadows on Recovery, Tapering and the Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 01, 2011

With the World Championships in Daegu fast approaching we wanted to catch up with elite Great Britain 800m athlete Jenny Meadows and what better place to do this than at Wigan Warriors training ground where Jenny does some of her training with Warriors Head of Sport Science, Mark Bitcon. Jenny told us she's been using the Wattbike a lot as it helps… Read full post

Matt Moran

Our take on the Track Cycling one year out from London 2012 Olympics

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 27, 2011

Just 365 days to go the London 2012 Olympic Games so we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the track cycling events and (boldly/foolishly) make some predictions. We don’t know which riders will be selected for which event so we’ll have to wait and see as the track season pans out to adjust our selections. Feel free to add… Read full post

Matt Moran

London 2012 on the little screen

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 26, 2011

Great news for people in the UK, you'll be able to see every single cycling event at the 2012 London Olympics live on the BBC website and/or Red Button on TV - just what we wanted to hear as we approach the 'One Year to Go' date tomorrow. The Beeb have put up a rather crude looking calendar of what will be covered on the small screen although we anticipate… Read full post

Matt Moran Wattbike plays a part in Triathlon Masterclass with Helen Jenkins

Wattbike plays a part in Triathlon Masterclass with Helen Jenkins

Posted in Events by Matt Moran on Jun 27, 2011

On Tuesday of last week we headed down to Hyde Park in London for the GE Capital Sport Action Zone Triathlon Masterclass. Marc Jenkins, former Olympic Triathlete and coach of World Champion Helen Jenkins, spent the day handing out coaching advice to 20 innercity young children. The children were put through their paces and given expert tuition across… Read full post

Matt Moran Japanese rower Eri Wakai at the World Rowing Cup

Japanese rower Eri Wakai at the World Rowing Cup

Posted in Events by Matt Moran on Jun 03, 2011

Japanese rower Eri Wakai made the final of the lightweight women's single scull event at the Samsung World Rowing Cup I in Munich last weekend. Eri has been using a Wattbike as an essential part of her training for over six months and told us, "The Wattbike contributes to improving my overall physical ability, but particularly my endurance. It's a great… 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 Wattbike at the Australian Institute of Sport

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… Read full post

Matt Moran Wattbike goes to the Olympics

Wattbike goes to the Olympics

Posted by Matt Moran on Apr 26, 2011

Today is the final day to get your application in for tickets to the London 2012 Olympic Games if you live in the UK and selected EU countries. According to the Official Ticketing website we should all know whether we've been successful in getting the tickets we want by June 24th 2011 at the latest, so good luck and fingers crossed you get the tickets… Read full post