Posts tagged "training"

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

Power behind the Tour: Climbing

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 12, 2012

The Numbers Hopefully you’ve been enjoying the Tour de France as much as we have, particularly now that we’ve entered the high mountains and the General Classification challengers have come to the fore. We’ve been looking forward to seeing some of the data files supplied by the guys at Training Peaks from the likes of Jani Brajkovic… Read full post

Matt Moran

Body and Mind

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 06, 2012

Over the past few weeks I've been fortunate to ride with people who have pushed themselves far past what they thought they were capable of doing. It's quite incredible what the body can do, and when that feels like giving up, it's even more incredible what the mind can do. Image: Karin Schermbrucker A couple of weeks ago I rode The London-Paris,… Read full post

Alex Skelton

Wattbike launches into Virgin Active

Posted by Alex Skelton on Jul 02, 2012

Here's a press release we put out today, announcing the introduction of Wattbike into Virgin Active and specifically at their flagship Virgin Active Classic Club at 200 Aldersgate. It's an exciting time to be working with Virgin Active and we anticipate big demand for the Wattbikes as triathletes train for the Virgin Active London Triathlon… 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

Eddie Fletcher

Why train using Heart Rate and Power?

Posted by Eddie Fletcher on May 16, 2012

There are many advocates of training by heart rate or by power as separate activities. Both have merits (note I don’t say advantages and disadvantages). Many opponents of either method point to disadvantages only. Training by a number of variables has only advantages. Training on a Wattbike with both heart rate and power, coupled with pedalling… Read full post

Matt Moran

It’s quality not quantity Watt counts!

Posted by Matt Moran on May 16, 2012

Simon Vincent runs a coaching consultancy and uses the Wattbike not only with his own clients but also for his fitness and cycling endeavours. When you read of the results Simon has been acheiving personally on the Wattbike it makes for very interesting reading and validates our mantra of 'Train Less, Ride Faster.' Simon is a big advocate of… Read full post

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

Alex Skelton

Wattbike and Training Peaks - it’s simple

Posted by Alex Skelton on Mar 27, 2012

It's clear that lots of people simply love the data coming out of the Wattbike - we hear of people spending endless hours poring over their heart rate, power ouput, cadence figures and more. It really is the best way to track your progress and see the first signs of over-training and/or injury. Of course you can do all of this within the free Wattbike… Read full post

Matt Moran

HotChillee Ride Captains complete some Epic training

Posted by Matt Moran on Mar 21, 2012

Today's guest blog comes from HotChillee Ride Captain David Kirkby (aka Capt) - four of the guys are heading to the Cape Epic mountain bike race in South Africa on Thursday and Capt has sent us this update:- David Bryant (the Bull), Will Watt, Jay McStay and myself fly out to South Africa next Wednesday night, landing early Thursday. We have entered… Read full post

Matt Moran

150bpm - that’s my heart rate on the start line of my first pro race

Posted by Matt Moran on Mar 20, 2012

If you want to know what it's like to stand on the start line of your first pro race then let Ian Richards give you the lowdown on his experience. Ian told us: "One hundred and fifty beats per minute, that’s what my heart rate was standing on the start line of my first professional race. Rabobank, Christina Watches, Katusha and Leopard-Trek… Read full post

Matt Moran

Duathlete Helen Russell credits Wattbike training with improved run performance

Posted by Matt Moran on Mar 19, 2012

Helen Russell kindly gave us an interview after a hard session with her coach, our very own Eddie Fletcher, and gave us an insight into life as an Age Group Duathlete/Triathlete. Helen has been progressing fantastically well and does much of her training on a Wattbike. Last year she won the 2011 ITU Sprint AG Duathlon World Championship (AG 35-39) in… Read full post

Matt Moran

An Indoor Sprint Session with Cav and Three Legs Cycling

Posted by Matt Moran on Mar 09, 2012

Sometimes we need just that extra bit of motivation to do a Wattbike session so last night I tried out one of the offerings from Three Legs Cycling, which features none other than World Champion Mark Cavendish. Naturally, I decided on the 'Sprinting' DVD, which is an hour's session including a warm-up and cool down. The warm-up involved… Read full post

Matt Moran

Lee Dixon on Cycling, Wattbike and CycleSlam

Posted by Matt Moran on Mar 07, 2012

I went over to see Lee Dixon a few weeks ago to see how he was getting on with his training - Lee used to play football for Arsenal and England and can now be seen every weekend on BBC's Football Focus and Match of the Day 2. It's fairly obvious that Lee has been bitten by the cycling bug quite badly - it gets us all eventually, right? He's… Read full post

Ben Addison

Wattbike has turned me into a personal stats lover!

Posted by Ben Addison on Mar 01, 2012

We recently caught up with Loughbrough Universty triathlete, Josh Cardwell, who has been training hard on a Watttbike over the winter. First up, we asked him how his winter training had changed compared to last year, now that he has a Wattbike, he told us, :"Last January I was fortunate enough to go to Fuerteventura for two weeks, which meant I escaped… Read full post

Matt Moran

February Sun at Stephen Roche Training Camp

Posted by Matt Moran on Feb 27, 2012

‘How’s your holiday going?’ - it’s a question I’ve been asked a dozen times over the last week. I’ve been in Mallorca at the HotChillee Rendezvous at Stephen Roche Cycling Camp. I did see sun, sea and sand – I also saw the back of somebody’s wheel for much of the time I was going uphill on a bike here… Read full post

Matt Moran

Damn you hindsight. I guess I’ll never know better than you.

Posted by Matt Moran on Feb 27, 2012

Today on the blog we hear from Non Stanford, an elite triathlete who recently finished 10th at the 2012 Cape Town ITU Sprint Triathlon African Cup. She's been training on a Wattbike during the cold UK winter and sent us this rather amusing but honest report - a great read:- ---------------- So I’m sitting here, on my sofa, knee deep in snotty… Read full post

Ben Addison

Strength in numbers - Exertrain head to Wattbike HQ

Posted by Ben Addison on Feb 22, 2012

Last week we had the guys from Exertrain up to Wattbike HQ in Nottingham. If you're not familair with the name, Exertrain are a UK manufacturer and supplier of the highest quality sports and fitness training equipment, delivering bespoke design and equipment supply for facilities wanting to provide the very best in sporting excellence. And that's… Read full post

Matt Moran

HotChillee Ride Captains on London-Paris Training

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 26, 2012

We recently invited the HotChillee Ride Captains up to the Wattbike Science Lab to get to know the Wattbike a little better and to help them focus their training for both The London-Paris and Alpine Challenge. The Ride Captains role is to help riders both before and during these two great events to get the most of out of their experience, so it could… Read full post

Matt Moran Temptation

Temptation

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 24, 2012

I'm now 4 weeks into the London-Paris Training Plan and I'm starting to notice a few changes. Christmas was a time of eating, sleeping, eating, sleeping, repeat ad nauseam. This would have been fine had it only lasted a week, but I'd also done the same thing when I took off to somewhere a little warmer the week before Christmas. So, two… 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

Power to Weight Ratio explained

Posted by Ben Addison on Dec 21, 2011

Whenever we get people on the Wattbike for the first time we're often asked, can I do a peak power test. The answer is of course yes but we always recommend a good warm-up. You then have a peak power figure to tell all of your mates about, but whether it be 750W or pushing the 2000W barrier the important figure is your power to weight ratio. It's… Read full post

Matt Moran Heart rate comparison between Wattbike and Road Ride

Heart rate comparison between Wattbike and Road Ride

Posted by Matt Moran on Dec 19, 2011

Ryan Scott got in touch recently to send us an interesting comparison between his heart rate when training on his Wattbike and when he is out on a road ride. Ryan is working hard this winter on his Wattbike, following the Winter Triathlon Plan and is looking to improve his TT times in 2012. Here's what Ryan had to say, including some nice screenshots… Read full post

Matt Moran

Behind the Scenes at AIS Training Camp

Posted by Matt Moran on Dec 15, 2011

We're always on the lookout for where Wattbike is popping up on the web and we came across this great insight into an Australian Institue of Sport selection camp. It's written by Lisa Jacobs, who competes on the road in Europe. It's clear from Lisa's great blog post that the athletes are pushed, pushed again and then pushed a little… 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

Matt Moran

GreenEDGE partners with Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)

Posted by Matt Moran on Dec 08, 2011

Great news that GreenEDGE cycling have been awarded World Tour status for 2012, it will be interesting to see how they fare in the big one day races and the Grand Tours. The team have linked up with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and will be using their base in Varese, Italy to prepare the riders for the upcoming season. The AIS building in… Read full post

Matt Moran

Share your Polar View (#polarview)

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 24, 2011

One of the great things about the Wattbike community is the willingness to share training data and the type of sessions being undertaken. We want to take this a step further and take a look at some of your pedal technique graphs which you will see in the Expert Software. Just grab a screenshot and upload - are you a figure of eight, peanut or sausage?… Read full post

Alex Skelton

US elite triathlete Becky Lavelle shares her Wattbike training sessions

Posted by Alex Skelton on Nov 23, 2011

US elite triathlete Becky Lavelle has been using a Wattbike to help her return to the sport following a lengthy break from competition. Becky began racing again in April of this year and has won four out of the eighteen events she has started in the past seven months. During her time away from the sport she gave birth to her daughter before once again… Read full post

Matt Moran

Ian Richards end of season review

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 21, 2011

Ian Richards has just completed his first season racing in Europe and has sent us his final report of 2011, looking back on a successful season which has seen him endure some pretty tough and rewarding racing. Ian trains on a Wattbike and says it has vastly improved his time-trialling. Thanks for the update Ian, enjoy the winter training and look forward… 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

Ben Addison

Wattbike at Divided We Fall 2011 hosted by Crossfit Velocity

Posted by Ben Addison on Nov 16, 2011

We spent some time in the US this year where Wattbike debuted at the 2011 CrossFit Games, and now we're playing our part here in the UK. We recently took some Wattbikes down to the Divided We Fall 2011 event at CrossFit Velocity in Swansea, one of the orgainsers, Nick, sent us this report:- We had over 320 competitors comprising of 80 teams of 4… 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

Ben Addison Where is my nearest Wattbike?

Where is my nearest Wattbike?

Posted by Ben Addison on Nov 07, 2011

A question we often receive on our Twitter stream is, where can I try out a Wattbike at a gym near to me. The simplest way to find out is via our 'Find a Wattbike' map, where we've plotted all of the Personal Trainers and Gyms who offer Wattbike sessions. If your local gym does not yet have a Wattbike then please ask the manager to take a look at our… Read full post

Matt Moran Road to 2012 starts here

Road to 2012 starts here

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 02, 2011

Yesterday I noticed a flurry of tweets on the Wattbike Twitter stream from pro athletes, all with a similar message - '2012 starts here'. It seems like November 1st 2011 was the day most pros finished up their holidays and were looking forward to the 2012 season and what it might bring. For some, it would be joining a new team while for many, the Olympic… 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

Upload your Wattbike session to Garmin Connect

Posted by Matt Moran on Oct 24, 2011

I caught this excellent 3rd party online tool from a recent tweet; Coopa.net have developed a very handy tool which will convert your Wattbike session data files to allow upload to GarminConnect, enabling you to store both your indoor and outdoor training sessions in one place. It's a simple tool and it works, really well. Thanks to Coopa.net for making… Read full post

Eddie Fletcher Taking Wattbike to Estonia

Taking Wattbike to Estonia

Posted by Eddie Fletcher on Oct 20, 2011

Last weekend I travelled to Tallinn in Estonia to deliver our first overseas Wattbike Advanced Technical Workshop to an audience of cyclists, coaches and personal trainers from the Baltic States. On the Saturday morning I visited a cycle trade show where there was some Wattbike racing going on over 1km – fastest on the day was 00:58. The Workshop… 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

Carla Ryan heading to the World Championships

Posted by Matt Moran on Sep 13, 2011

Great news to hear that Garmin-Cervelo pro Carla Ryan will once again represent Australia in the 2011 World Road Race Championship on 24th September. Check out a recent interview we did with her for the Wattbike Blog. Carla recently sent us these photos of her training on her Wattbike... 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 When windsurfing meets Wattbike

When windsurfing meets Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 29, 2011

I interviewed Sam Sills a few months ago, he's one of the UK's hottest windsurfing prospects and of course, he trains on a Wattbike. I'd done a bit of research prior to the interview as, despite being the ultimate sports geek, you could fit what I know about windsurfing on the back of a postage stamp. I'd come across the odd video interview with Sam… Read full post

Alex Skelton The 3 keys to triathlon success

The 3 keys to triathlon success

Posted by Alex Skelton on Aug 22, 2011

We've just had an update on how Team Dillon's Christy McKee has been getting on over the past few months which includes a significant amount of training on a Wattbike. Her triathlon results have been very impressive and it's clear from what she says below that a combination of high quality training, a great coach and proper nutrition are the 3 keys… Read full post

Matt Moran When life gets in the way of training

When life gets in the way of training

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 18, 2011

You start off a training program with lofty ambitions of sticking to it rigourously then you miss a session because of a what feels like a cold, then work gets really busy and you're travelling a lot so you miss another session and all of a sudden you've let go of all of the good work you put in over the past few months. Well, that's what happened to… Read full post

Matt Moran

Junior talent reaping rewards in Holland

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 25, 2011

We love working with young athletes here at Wattbike HQ and it's particularly nice when we see real progress being made by talent using a Wattbike for training. Ian Richards is one such person, he's spending his first year riding overseas in Holland and is not only enjoying the experience but is gaining some pretty good results too. Ian recently raced… Read full post

Matt Moran Newcastle Falcons take on the Wattbike

Newcastle Falcons take on the Wattbike

Posted in Case Studies by Matt Moran on Jul 14, 2011

Last week we took a trip to up to [Newcastle Falcons](http://www.newcastle-falcons.co.uk/) rugby union club, who play in the top-tier Aviva Premiership, to drop off four Wattbikes to assist them with their preparations for the 2011-12 season which begins in September. The Falcons have a great stadium just outside Newcastle-upon-Tyne city centre and… 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 How to ride a sportive 40 minutes faster than last year!

How to ride a sportive 40 minutes faster than last year!

Posted in Case Studies by Matt Moran on Jun 27, 2011

We love to hear how people are getting on with their Wattbike on Twitter and it's always fantastic to see the results people are gaining from their training. When I saw the tweet below I just had to find out more... We believe 100% in the product we have created and we know from personal contact with elite athletes that the results from training on… Read full post

Matt Moran Phil Liggett talks all things Wattbike with us

Phil Liggett talks all things Wattbike with us

Posted in Interviews by Matt Moran on Jun 14, 2011

When anybody mentions 'the Voice of Cycling' you really do think of only one, well actually two, people, Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwin. They have provided the soundtrack to many Tour de France performances and it was fantastic to find ourselves sitting and listening to Phil talk about how, and importantly why, he chooses to train on a Wattbike. It goes… Read full post

Matt Moran Geoff Cooke drops in on Wattbike

Geoff Cooke drops in on Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on Jun 08, 2011

Friend of Wattbike, cycling coach Geoff Cooke, dropped in to see us last week and bought along one of the young athletes he is training at the velodrome in Newport, Wales. Ellie Coster is just 15 and Geoff, who has a very keen eye for serious track talent, told us she has been posting some impressive times on the track. British Cycling have taken note… Read full post

Matt Moran Leg speed wins the day for Rory Townsend

Leg speed wins the day for Rory Townsend

Posted in Events by Matt Moran on May 26, 2011

It's always great to hear of new talent doing well and we'd like to congratulate 15 year old Prestige VC Rider rider Rory Townsend on becoming the 2011 South East U16 Road Cycling Champion last weekend. We're especially proud as Rory has been training on a Wattbike to help his pedalling efficiency. The combination of a downhill finish and strong tailwind… Read full post

Matt Moran Introducing my new friend - the Wattbike.

Introducing my new friend - the Wattbike.

Posted in Case Studies by Matt Moran on May 24, 2011

Remember I introduced myself to the Wattbike community a few weeks ago as just a Regular Cyclist, well I took delivery of my Wattbike recently and wanted to give you an update of what I’ve been up to. After taking delivery I couldn’t wait to just jump on and get pedalling, which of course I did…for about 15 minutes until I decided jeans and a… 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 Sufferfest Competition Winners

Sufferfest Competition Winners

Posted by Matt Moran on Apr 27, 2011

Congratulations to the following winners who will each receive a copy of The Sufferfest 'Angels' training video. Winners were chosen from our Facebook Fans and Twitter Followers so if you aren't hooked up with us then Like/Follow Us right now - you don't know what you're missing! Wattbike and The Sufferfest are the perfect match for great indoor cycle… Read full post

Alex Skelton

Lloyd Scott is training on a Wattbike

Posted by Alex Skelton on Mar 15, 2011

Lloyd Scott MBE, is best know for choosing some of the most painful looking ways of fund-raising known to mankind, he first came to the public's attention when in 2002 he completed the London Marathon dressed in a deep see divers costume weighing over 110 lbs! In the process he broke the world record for the world's slowest marathon. This year, he has… 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 mountain… Read full post

Alex Skelton Don’t let a little snow spoil your training plans

Don’t let a little snow spoil your training plans

Posted by Alex Skelton on Dec 01, 2010

Here in the UK we are having a few challenges with the weather right now. Whether you are running or cycling, snow and ice aren’t great for training regimes that need you to be out of doors putting in the miles. The early arrival of serious winter weather, has clearly turned people’s minds towards better ways of training indoors. Every cloud as… Read full post

Alex Skelton

Ben visits PB Science

Posted by Alex Skelton on Nov 08, 2010

Last week Wattbike's roving man of mystery Ben Addison took the trip to Eastbourne, East Sussex to visit Helen Carter of PB Science. Helen has an impressive set up for her mobile Sport Science lab, and sent us some information about her set up. Lab Testing Mobile Style PBscience has been using Wattbikes for exercise testing since the company moved out… Read full post

Alex Skelton James Fletcher - review of a year using the Wattbike

James Fletcher - review of a year using the Wattbike

Posted in Testimonials by Alex Skelton on Nov 02, 2010

Since we visited James and took some [video of him talking about using the Wattbike](/uk/news/post/in_conversation_with_james_fletcher) he has been training hard and has had some very impressive results this year. Last week he sent through a short review of how he has been getting on with the wattbike in the last 12 months. Having only sat on a Wattbike… Read full post

Chris Rowe

Debbie Flood - Can cycling help me row better?

Posted by Chris Rowe on Jan 12, 2010

On the front cover of Rowing and Regatta magazine is the caption - Row Better - Can cycling help? I am going to test that theory (and am hoping that it will!) Let me introduce myself. My name is Debbie Flood and I have been a member of the British Rowing Team for the last 12 years (wow time flys!) for which most of I was a full time Lottery funded athlete.… Read full post

Chris Rowe

Ready for action - finally

Posted by Chris Rowe on Nov 11, 2009

After a few months of little training its time to get going again. met with Eddie (WattBike coach) least week and about to start my first session set by him on the bike – with the rain today im glad im inside. Read full post

Chris Rowe

A pause for thought

Posted by Chris Rowe on Jul 29, 2009

I caught the "Pause for Thought" feature on Radio 2's Wake up to Wogan, and although it started with one of those Wogan links where they are having a conversation about something completely staged – in this case how fit Wogan is looking – then seemlessly drop into the visiting speakers thought, it hit a nerve with me today. The speaker… Read full post