Posts tagged "training"

Tom Crampton

British Cycling at the Wattbike Sport Science Lab

Posted by Tom Crampton on May 15, 2012

Wattbike have a long standing partnership with British Cycling stretching back 12 years to when Peter Keen, then heading up British Cycling, was instrumental in the design and development of the Wattbike. Recently we welcomed seven members of the British Cycling marketing and coaching teams to the Wattbike Sport Science Lab to be put through their paces… Read full post

Matt Moran

Author Chris Cleave visits Wattbike Sport Science Lab

Posted by Matt Moran on May 02, 2012

Last week we had author Chris Cleave at our Sport Science Lab to give him the lowdown on the history of the Wattbike, from its roots as an elite training and testing tool developed in partnership with British Cycling through to its uses by pretty much every sport. Chris is taking part in The London-Paris in June and is currently being coached by M1… 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

After training on a Wattbike for 18 months I have a greater “feel” for what my legs are doing

Posted by Matt Moran on Apr 26, 2012

Great feedback on Facebook last week after we posted some links to info on how to improve your pedal technique on a Wattbike. First to respond was Ryan Scott, he's been training on a Wattbike for 18 months and commented: "This is going to sound odd, but after training on a Wattbike for 18 months I believe I have a greater "feel" for what my legs… Read full post

Matt Moran

Back to life - Back to reality

Posted by Matt Moran on Apr 18, 2012

Your training's going well and then a holiday you booked 4 months ago suddenly appears on the horizon and you wonder what will happen next? This just happened to me, I was following the London-Paris training plan diligently, getting some good feelings in the legs and then, it was off to New York for two weeks. That's two weeks of no Wattbike,… Read full post

Matt Moran

Turbo your Training with a Wattbike Hire

Posted by Matt Moran on Apr 17, 2012

Today we've got a great guest blog post from Phil Jones, you may recognise his name from the excellent Race-Pace.net blog which is essential reading for anybody wanting to improve their cycling performance. He's also on Twitter at @roadphil and is well worth a follow. Phil has been training on his Wattbike all winter and it was great to hear… Read full post

Matt Moran

Wattbike at Manchester Velodrome

Posted by Matt Moran on Apr 16, 2012

You don't have to be a World or Olympic Champion to ride inside the Manchester Velodrome. You don't even have to be able to ride on the track (although we highly recommend one of the taster sessions!) to ride inside the Manchester Velodrome. As you can see from this cool video below, the velodrome hosts Wattbike sessions five days per week for… Read full post

Matt Moran

The Coaches View on 2012

Posted by Matt Moran on Apr 04, 2012

It's always a pleasure to meet up with elite track cycling coach Andy Sparks when out in Mallorca so this time I once again pointed a camera at him and got a great insight into what the feelings are like for a coach during an Olympic year. We've heard from lot of athletes so it was pretty good to see it all from a coaches point of view. Andy… Read full post

Matt Moran

Sarah Hammer on the Road to London

Posted by Matt Moran on Mar 29, 2012

While I was in Mallorca at the HotChillee Rendezvous I decided to take a trip up to Alaro to see US Track Cyclist Sarah Hammer. I arrived just as Sarah had returned from a long ride on the sunny Majorcan roads but, ever the professional, she was happy to sit straight down and give us a quick update on her thoughts about the Olympic Veldorome in London,… Read full post

Matt Moran

Rebecca Romero Interview: Part One

Posted by Matt Moran on Mar 28, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I headed down to see 2008 Olympic Gold medalist Rebecca Romero. For those who don't know, Rebecca is one of those very rare people who have won Olympic medals in two different Olympic Games AND in two different sports. In 2004 at the Athens Games she took silver in the quadruple sculls rowing event then went on to win that… Read full post