Posts tagged "track+cycling"

Matt Moran

Willpower is a fickle companion and will run out faster than your morning coffee

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 09, 2013

We've just received our latest update from Canadian Track Cyclist Monique Sullivan who has given us some good advice on how to stick to those proposed changes we all think we can make at the turn of a year. Monique uses a simple paper-based way of keeping track of activities completed and as somebody who has tried every electronic way of 'getting… Read full post

Matt Moran

One and All Youth Academy on Wattbikes

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 26, 2012

When I took a trip up to Glasgow for the Track World Cup a few weeks ago I bumped into Fiona Telfer Brunton who was working with sprinter Patrick Lawino throughout the meet. Fiona started to tell me about a youth academy she set up last year and how she had been using a Wattbike as part of the program of activities. Always one for being a bit nosy when… Read full post

Matt Moran

Images from UCI Track World Cup - Glasgow 2012

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 19, 2012

This weekend I took a trip up to Glasgow to watch the UCI Track World Cup at the brand new Sir Chris Hoy velodrome. A fantastic facility with awesome views from around the track. On Friday I was lucky enough to be track centre and was up close to the riders both on track and during their warm-up/down (we even managed to spy on the Netherlands track… Read full post

Matt Moran

WIN: 2 Tickets for UCI Track World Cup in Glasgow

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 13, 2012

Courtesy of our friends at British Cycling, we have a pair of tickets up for grabs for this weekend's UCI Track World Cup in Glasgow, Scotland. The pair of tickets are reserved seating for the evening session on Friday 16th November, doors open at 18:15 with racing starting at 19:15. You'll get to see the world's best track cyclists in action… 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

Matt Moran

Inside Performance United

Posted by Matt Moran on Oct 11, 2012

We've just received this great video from elite track cycling coach, Andy Sparks, who coached both Sarah Hammer and the USA Women' s Team Pursuit squad to Silver at London 2012. We've been working with Andy for some time now at his base on the Spanish island of Mallorca where he has Wattbikes. Andy demands the very best in every aspect of… Read full post

Matt Moran

Ugandan Patrick Lawino trains on a Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 16, 2012

When we visited the Olympic Velodrome for the London Track World Cup back in February there was one rider who really stood out amongst an evening of British World Champions and a host of World Records. This rider arguably received the biggest cheer of the night and certainly won the hearts of the crowd. His name is Patrick Lawino and he's been training… Read full post

Matt Moran

These things are hard!

Posted by Matt Moran on Jun 30, 2012

Last week we headed to the velodrome in Manchester to help our friends at Gatorade and Virgin Active with their Virgin Active London Triathlon 'Secret Series'. The idea of the Series is to help triathletes prepare for their next event with advice and coaching from some of the best in the business. Even we were kept in the dark as to what exactly… Read full post

Matt Moran

Heading to London

Posted by Matt Moran on Jun 29, 2012

We've got word from Andy Sparks of Performance United about a couple of his athletes who've had success this past weekend and are also heading to the Olympic Games. Andy now has three Wattbikes at his elite training centre in Mallorca, where he is coaching athletes from a myriad of nations. Last weekend Martyn Irvine finished 2nd in the Irish… 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