Posts tagged "triathlon"

Tom Crampton

Road to Kona: Take Two

Posted by Tom Crampton on Sep 24, 2014

By Duncan Shea-Simonds Wow – what a ride! - This season I mean.... It really doesn't seem all that long ago I was sat, stewing in my own juice, typing up a blog post, having failed to reach my goal of Kona qualification by the end of 2013. It was a bitter pill and a pretty tough time, having worked so hard and made a fair few sacrifices, for… Read full post

Ben Addison

The Wattbike is the Peloton Training physiologist’s weapon of choice

Posted by Ben Addison on Sep 17, 2014

This guest blog comes courtesy of Peloton Training. ---------------------------------- An all-too-often favoured training technique of many recreational cyclists is to go out and just ride. Completing our pre-chosen course in the quickest time we can within the boundaries of reasonable comfort is often the goal. Or perhaps we’ll go out and we… Read full post

Tom Crampton

Announcing triathlete Lucy Gossage as a Wattbike Ambassador

Posted by Tom Crampton on Jun 18, 2014

Today we are really pleased to announce IRONMAN triathlete Lucy Gossage as the latest Wattbike Ambassador. Lucy is taking a two-year sabbatical from her career in medicine to train as a full-time triathlete with her big goal for 2014 being Kona qualification (which she's already achieved). In 2013 Lucy's results included victory at IRONMAN UK… Read full post

Matt Moran

Is Wattbike the Time-Crunched Runner’s Friend?

Posted by Matt Moran on Jun 17, 2014

Our updates from Duncan and Claire Shea-Simonds are always thoughtful, inspiring and a damn good read. Duncan has started off 2014 with a focus on his running before getting stuck into the triathlon season in earnest. And he's crediting the Wattbike with an increase in the speed of his running and, despite as he puts it, being a veteran, posting… Read full post

Matt Moran

Mallorca: Blood, sweat and chamois cream (lots of chamois cream!)

Posted by Matt Moran on May 08, 2014

Last year we followed Claire & Duncan Shea-Simonds on their 'Road to Kona' - it provided a real and honest insight into the scarifices athletes make in pursuit of their dreams. Claire and Duncan are back on the Wattbike blog again in 2014 and while the goals may be different their passion for triathlon is still the same. We have been travelling… Read full post

Matt Moran

Rolling Dynamics: Wattbike studio coming to an event near you

Posted by Matt Moran on Mar 14, 2014

We always like to hear about people who bring something new to the cycling events scene. Step forward Rolling Dynamics (rD) who, in addition to their much anticipated Indoor Performance Classes, will be providing a fleet of Wattbikes and a coach-led warm-up for sportive riders at mass participation cycling events. Today sees the launch by co-owners… Read full post

Tom Crampton

Triathlon Plus: Spring Forward

Posted by Tom Crampton on Mar 06, 2014

Pick up a copy of the latest Triathlon Plus to find out how six months of training on a Wattbike has worked out for Editor Liz Hufton. We won't spoil the surprise but the gains are significant for Liz as she looks ahead to a season where she is taking on Ironman Austria. One of the key points raised by Liz is that without the Wattbike it's unlikely… Read full post

Matt Moran

Visit us at Manchester Bike & Tri Show

Posted by Matt Moran on Mar 04, 2014

This coming weekend we'll be at the Manchester Bike and Tri Show giving you the opportunity to test ride a Wattbike. We'll be more than happy to answer your questions about how to train in the most effective and efficient way possible. Additionally, we'll take a look at your pedalling technique to help you identify where any dead-spots and… Read full post

Ben Addison

Pedalling Technique from a Physiotherapist’s Point of View

Posted by Ben Addison on Dec 16, 2013

Today's blog comes from The White House Clinic who this year added a Wattbike to their impressive set-up in the city of Sheffield. The Wattbike really adds value to a physiotherapist's work and in many ways so we thought we'd ask the people at The White House Clinic to tell us about how they use the Polar View, the Wattbike's innovative… Read full post

Matt Moran

Road to Kona: Race Day

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 04, 2013

We've got the final blog from Claire Shea-Simonds and her Road to Kona series - it's about the Race Day and gives a unique insight into the ups and downs of an Ironman. With a brutal honesty Claire leaves nothing out of this fantastic run-down of how her Kona day panned out... ------------------------------ By Claire Shea-Simonds I awoke following… Read full post

Matt Moran

The best laid schemes of mice and (Iron)men….

Posted by Matt Moran on Oct 22, 2013

Today's blog comes from Duncan Shea-Simonds, a regular blogger and part of our Road to Kona series. Duncan's season didn't quite pan out as he'd wanted and it finished with a strong show of determination. Another great blog from Dunc, read on... --------------------------------------------------------- By Duncan Shea-Simonds Wow where… Read full post

Tom Crampton

In the News: Cycling Plus and Triathlon Plus - Wattbike Winter

Posted by Tom Crampton on Oct 18, 2013

Pick up the latest copies of Cycling Plus and Triathlon Plus as they take on a winter of Wattbike training. Cycling Plus Deputy Editor Mark Robinson and Triathlon Plus Editor Liz Hufton have both started their training in readiness for 2014 and they'll be writing, blogging and tweeting their way through the cold, wet, dark months for our pleasure.… Read full post

Matt Moran

Road to Kona: The Final Countdown

Posted by Matt Moran on Oct 09, 2013

Today's blog comes from Claire Shea-Simonds who has been keeping us up to speed over the last 12 months as she attempted to qualify for Kona. Well, qualify she did and now comes the big day on Saturday. Claire has once again given us a brilliant insight into what it takes to set a goal and reach it - just one final push Claire! ----------------… Read full post

Matt Moran

Using a Wattbike to improve hill climbing [Guest Blog by Andy Blow]

Posted by Matt Moran on Oct 04, 2013

Today we have a guest blog from Andy Blow, a sports scientist with extensive experience working with endurance athletes and in motorsport. As an athlete Andy competed at international level in triathlon, duathlon and Ironman. He is co-author of 'The Motorsport Fitness Manual' and is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon and Running Fitness… Read full post

Matt Moran

Wattbike connects to your favourite online training diary

Posted by Matt Moran on Oct 01, 2013

From today you can download a firmware upgrade for your Wattbike 2013, bringing new connectivity and testing features which significantly enhance your Wattbike experience. The new ANT+ connectivity means you are able to store your indoor Wattbike session data alongside your outdoor riding data in one online location with ease. Simply record your Wattbike… Read full post

Tom Crampton

Congratulations to Non Stanford!

Posted by Tom Crampton on Jun 03, 2013

Just a simple congratulations to Wattbike Ambassador Non Stanford on the blog today and a chance for you to watch her stunning victory at the World Triathlon Series in Madrid this past weekend. We were cheering Non on from the moment the field hit the water, through the bike section and then as she blitzed her rivals on the run. We are seeing some fantastic… Read full post

Tom Crampton

Reason to Tri - A New World Record

Posted by Tom Crampton on Apr 26, 2013

A couple of weeks ago you may have seen us on Twitter wishing a few people good luck as they attempted to break the world record for an indoor sprint triathlon whilst rasing a heap of money for a great cause. Naturally, you'd want the best indoor bike for this kind of record attempt, so Wattbike was the obvious choice given its unrivalled level… Read full post

Matt Moran

Road to Kona: Wilma 1 Weather 0

Posted by Matt Moran on Apr 25, 2013

We've been following Claire and Duncan's exploits on the 'Road to Kona' for some time now and we think this blog is a particularly important read for those who have suffered from injury and are looking to work their way back towards some kind of form. You will often hear people say that recovering from an injury is all about 'staying… Read full post

Matt Moran

Non Stanford take Silver at ITU World Triathlon Series San Diego

Posted by Matt Moran on Apr 22, 2013

Fantastic news from 'across the pond' as Wattbike Ambassador Non Stanford takes the silver medal at ITU World Triathlon Series in San Diego this past weekend. Non has been in great form in 2013 and it's clear that she's coming off the back of some very high-quality winter training. Non's sprint for second place in San Diego is testament… Read full post

Alex Skelton

Testing times for Greg Tomney

Posted by Alex Skelton on Apr 08, 2013

When we talk to Wattbike users around the world we sometimes find that although they are training hard, they're not necessarily putting in place a series of progress checks to gain a better understanding of the effects that training is having on the body. We can't think of anything more motivating than seeing an increase in performance following… Read full post

Tom Crampton

Wattbike Ambassador Non Stanford wins Quarteira ITU Triathlon European Cup

Posted by Tom Crampton on Apr 08, 2013

Fantastic news from Portugal this past weekend as Non Stanford blitzed the field in the Quarteira ITU Triathlon European Cup. It's a great start to 2013 for Non, who took the ITU Under-23 World Title in Auckland at the end of 2012. Non finished 2:33 ahead of the rest of the field but, as always in triathlon, the story lies in the splits. Coming… Read full post

Matt Moran

220 Triathlon: Age Group Diary with Matt Lawton

Posted by Matt Moran on Apr 02, 2013

Pick up the May 2013 issue of 220 Triathlon magazine to read a great feature on Matt Lawton who is attempting to win a place at the 2013 World Age-Group Championships in Hyde Park later this year. Matt is a big fan of the Wattbike and, as the article illustrates, is balancing a hugely demanding job with training for the three triathlon disciplines.… Read full post

Alex Skelton

Rolling hills in Red Rock Canyon

Posted by Alex Skelton on Mar 25, 2013

This past week has been a busy one for us with people at the Taipei International Cycle Show and at IHRSA, a show bringing together the best of the health, fitness and sports world. Although there wasn't an opportunity to see the next generation of cycling technology, I think getting to go to IHRSA might still have been regarded as the better option,… Read full post

Matt Moran

WIN: A pair of tickets to Triathlon Show 2013

Posted by Matt Moran on Feb 27, 2013

We've got 5 pairs of tickets up for grabs for this weekend's Triathlon Show 2013 at Sandown Park. Whether you're taking your first steps into the world of triathlon or are a seasoned veteran, the Show is a must-visit. We'll be bringing along a bunch of the brand new 2013 Wattbikes for you to try out and we'll have our Wattbike experts… Read full post

Matt Moran

Road to Kona: The Temple of Doom!

Posted by Matt Moran on Feb 20, 2013

Here's our latest update from Duncan and Claire who are attempting qualify for Kona. Their Wattbike has been getting plenty of use with the recent bad weather and the spare room has now been renamed 'The Temple of Doom'! They've switched up their training somewhat but we'll let Duncan tell the story in his own words... Following… Read full post

Tom Crampton

Pro Ironman Triathlete Bethan Fowler looks forward to 2013

Posted by Tom Crampton on Feb 11, 2013

A new face to the Wattbike blog is Pro Ironman Triathlete, Bethan Fowler from Wales. Having recently been awarded her license to compete at Pro level for a second season, Bethan has been training hard on her Wattbike over the winter months. As an introduction to the Wattbike community we asked her to run through the basics of her training, she told… Read full post

Matt Moran

The 3 Minute Challenge

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 23, 2013

Over the last few days at Wattbike HQ there's been plenty of discussion about getting stuck into our training plans for the coming year. We've got diverse targets across the team in 2013 so are following different programmes, but one thing we all have in common is the need to establish some benchmark figures for our fitness. And this is where… Read full post

Ben Addison

Fitness Testing with AbsoluteTri.co.uk

Posted by Ben Addison on Dec 18, 2012

Our Rich headed down to see Steve Lloyd from AbsoluteTri.co.uk a few weeks ago to showcase how the Wattbike can help his triathletes get the very best out of their physiology. Steve talks through how the Wattbike is vital piece of kit in his coaching armoury and some of the methods he is using with the Wattbike. You'll also see our very own Rich… Read full post

Matt Moran

Triathlete Europe: Xmas Gift Guide

Posted by Matt Moran on Dec 03, 2012

Check out the latest issue of Triathlete Europe to see Wattbike featured in their Xmas Gift Guide. If you're stuck for inspiration on what to buy then pick it up and give us a call. You don't even have to rely on Father Christmas to deliver your Wattbike, we'll do that for you. Got a Question?: Call us on 0115 9455450 or email info@wattbike.com… Read full post

Matt Moran

Triathlon Plus: Marginal Gains

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 16, 2012

We're featured in the latest issue of Triathlon Plus (December 2012) in a great article on 'Marginal Gains', which talks about perfecting pedal technique using a Wattbike. Well worth picking up a copy to read all about getting the most out of every pedal stroke. We've picked out a few links below to help you learn more now... Perfect… Read full post

Matt Moran

Road to Kona: An end of season reflection…

Posted by Matt Moran on Oct 29, 2012

Here's the final end of season report from Claire Shea-Simonds. Claire has already started looking towards 2013 while reflecting on what was undoutbedly a great 2012. Training on the Wattbike has been a fundamental part of Claire's year and her success and she'll continue to put the high quality training hours in during the winter of 2012.… Read full post

Matt Moran

Targets

Posted by Matt Moran on Oct 29, 2012

It seemed like a good day to write about targets today. The clocks have just turned back an hour in the UK, daylight is in shorter supply and the weather is just, well, getting pretty damn cold and wet. So, time to put some thoughts towards 2013 and what we all really want to achieve. I asked around the office here at Wattbike HQ and the answers came… Read full post

Matt Moran

220 Triathlon: Behind the Science

Posted by Matt Moran on Oct 24, 2012

A fantastic article appeared in 220 Triathlon magazine this month as Wattbike featured in Behind the Science. A detailed review of the Wattbike talks of the Polar View, the Wattbike's innovative pedalling technique analysis, being able to replicate your road bike setup and the consistent resistance provided by air and magnet. The verdict reads:… Read full post

Matt Moran

Wattbike Ambassador Non Stanford on Top of the World

Posted by Matt Moran on Oct 23, 2012

Some fantastic news came in over the weekend from the other side of the world. Wattbike Ambassador Non Stanford was crowned 2012 ITU Under-23 World Champion in Auckland on Saturday in what were really tough conditions for the competitors. A fast swim left Non and many of the main contenders having to chase back on during the bike leg and as they entered… Read full post

Alex Skelton

Wattbike at Virgin Active London Triathlon with Gatorade

Posted by Alex Skelton on Sep 27, 2012

Last weeked we were at the Virgin Active London Triathlon working alongside our fellow British Cycling partners, Gatorade, offering pedal technique analysis on the Wattbike. A very busy weekend saw lots of interest in both improving pedal technique and why training with power is effective. Despite a busy few days we managed to capture a few shots which… Read full post

Ben Addison

Elite Triathlete Lisa Marangon wins Ironman Yeppoon 70.3

Posted by Ben Addison on Aug 20, 2012

Great news came in today that Australian elite triathlete, Lisa Marangon, crushed the opposition in Ironman Yeppoon 70.3, finishing nearly 4 minutes ahead of the opposition. Lisa has been training on a Wattbike throughout 2012 and it's no doubt helped both her cycle and run legs. One thing that Lisa has improved on is her run leg off the bike, something… Read full post

Tom Crampton

Be Inspired - Get Involved - Triathlon Live

Posted by Tom Crampton on Jul 30, 2012

If you've been inspired by all of this fantastic sport we're seeing this summer and you fancy giving the sport of triathlon a go then the ITU and British Triathlon are putting on a great experience at 8 venues across the UK. At each location you'll be able to sample the very best in triathlon training equipment, and that of course includes… 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

Road to Kona - June/July

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 12, 2012

It's the second blog in our Road to Kona series from Claire and Duncan Shea-Simonds. A big month for training and an even bigger month for results. And when they are asked why they are smashing it on the bike, the answer is, 'No secret, get a Wattbike'. Results mean they are now both selected for the World Age Group Triathlon Championships… 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

Ben Addison

Road to Kona - National Cross Triathlon Championships

Posted by Ben Addison on Jun 12, 2012

Here's the first in a series of blogs from Claire and Duncan Shea-Simonds. They've been training hard on their Wattbikes in preparation for the season as they focus on their 'Road to Kona'. Last weekend – Sunday the 10th June saw Claire and I both make the trip to the Lake District to compete in the National Cross Triathlon Championships.… Read full post

Matt Moran

Triathlete Non Stanford completes her winter on a Wattbike (aka Clive!)

Posted by Matt Moran on Apr 29, 2012

Elite triathlete Non Stanford has just returned from Australia where she had her best performance with an 11th place finish in the Sydney ITU World Champioship Series. After training on a Wattbike this winter she's now in full race mode as the season continues in San Diego in a couple of weekends. If you remember her last blog for us, you'll… Read full post

Matt Moran

Rebecca Romero Interview: Part Two

Posted by Matt Moran on Apr 05, 2012

Part Two of our video interview with Rebecca Romero features her thoughts on training on a Wattbike. As a former rower, Rebecca was used to a life of work on ergometers and this continued through her time with British Cycling, who use Wattbikes for training and testing of their elite athletes. Rebecca gives us the lowdown on the kind of Wattbike sessions… 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

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

300 demos and then some - Triathlon Show

Posted by Matt Moran on Mar 15, 2012

At the start of the month we took a van loan of Wattbikes to the 2012 Triathlon Show at Sandown Park Racecourse in Surrey, to say we were all over the Show is an understatement. If I rattled off the list of places you could sit on a Wattbike they'd include the 220 Triathlon magazine subscribers lounge, the Fit Brands Fashion Show, the PowerBar Indoor… 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

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

Matt Moran

There is no comparison between the Wattbike and any other static bike

Posted by Matt Moran on Feb 16, 2012

When you're 6 feet and 7 inches tall it's not that easy to find fitness equipment that can handle the sheer size of your body and with an inside leg measurement of 37 inches, Steve Bainbridge has found just a solution to help him train for triathlons in the Wattbike. Steve is a former rugby union player, representing both the British and Irish… 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

Wattbike - London Bike Show Review

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 16, 2012

Back in the office today after an incredibly busy London Bike Show, apologies to anybody who missed out on having their pedal technique analysed due to the queues. Your next chance is at the Triathlon Show 2012, from March 2-4. It's clear to see that in the past few years that knowledge of how to train smarter is increasing amongst cyclists and… 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

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

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

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 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

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

Matt Moran

Calculating your Power Training Zones

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 30, 2011

We've just placed a really handy feature on the website to help you calculate your personal Power Training Zones; so when you've completed your 3 Minute Aerobic Test just drop your maximum heart rate and maximum minute power into the Training Zones Calculator and it will give you all the info you need to start training in a really focused way, which… Read full post

Matt Moran Bike Fit on the Wattbike

Bike Fit on the Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 23, 2011

If you've ever sustained an injury on a bike (other than from falling off!) it's likely that it will have been caused by an incorrect bike setup. The resulting injuries can make cycling a fairly miserable experience and more often than not cause other problems as one part of the body over-compensates for the pain being felt elsewhere. To help you alleviate… 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

Walter Thorburn coaching triathlon on the Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 15, 2011

Monday mornings are usually full of planning for a busy week ahead, telephone calls, emails from the weekend to answer and working out where I am going to be over the next 7 days! This morning got off to a great start with an email overnight from a Wattbike user in New Zealand; it's the kind of email which I forwarded to the rest of the team here at… Read full post

Ben Addison Wattbike at London Triathlon

Wattbike at London Triathlon

Posted by Ben Addison on Aug 12, 2011

Last weekend we headed to London where we had Wattbikes on theTata Steel stand in the Expo area. Tata Steel are a sponsor of the British Triathlon Federation with one of their initiatives being the Tata Kids of Steel, which has introduced over 35,000 kids from nearly 400 schools to the sport of Triathlon. Fantastic! It was so great to see so many kids… Read full post

Eddie Fletcher Should I go for a Wattbike Pro or Wattbike Trainer?

Should I go for a Wattbike Pro or Wattbike Trainer?

Posted by Eddie Fletcher on Aug 02, 2011

We're often asked about the differences between a Wattbike Pro and Wattbike Trainer so I thought it would be useful to briefly outline which bike might be best for you. The simple fact is that the Wattbike Pro is exactly the same as the Wattbike Trainer in every respect except that the Wattbike Pro has a slightly higher resistance range. All other… 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

Matt Moran

Announcing our new Wattbike Trainer and Pro models

Posted by Matt Moran on Jun 30, 2011

You might have noticed reports of our new Wattbike models hitting the web today. We're really pleased and proud to be announcing these new products which see a number of improvements to the Wattbike as a result of customer feedback from elite and amateur sports-people alike. The new models sport a brand new handlebar design featuring drop handlebars,… 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 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 RNLI storms to triathlon victory

RNLI storms to triathlon victory

Posted in Events by Matt Moran on May 20, 2011

Some great news has arrived at Wattbike HQ in the form of a victory for the RNLI Lifeboat and Lifeguard Team in the 2011 British National Inter-Emergency Services Triathlon Championship which took place in Nottingham on May 13th. The team use Wattbikes as a key part of their training program and the result from last week is testament to their focused… 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

Update from Team Dillon Wattbike Users

Posted in Interviews, Testimonials by Alex Skelton on Mar 01, 2011

About a month ago Wattbike started working with a number of the Team Dillon athletes to help them in their preparation for this season. We have just had our first round of blog posts back from them, in the next few months we will feature each athlete in more depth Christy McKee To preface this blog, I’ll give you a little background about myself and… Read full post

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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

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

Chris Rowe

We have a new blogger - Welcome Nick Dunn

Posted by Chris Rowe on Nov 11, 2009

He beat me to it, and posted his first entry before I had a chance to introduce him, but here goes. Nick is the reigning World Age Group Triathlete and is just getting back into training in the lovely British Weather. Here is how he describes how he got into Triathlon and his plans for the future. My first experience of triathlon was in 2001 where I… Read full post

Chris Rowe

Congratulations to Alastair Brownlee

Posted by Chris Rowe on Aug 15, 2009

Today Alastair Brownlee produced a really solid performance at the London round of the Dextro Energy World Championship Triathlon Series to win in emphatic style. It was a key round for Brownlee as it now puts him at the top of the leaderboard for the series, but more importantly it stamps his authority on the course that will form the backbone of the… Read full post