At Wattbike, we love how cycling can cross into so many aspects of life. Whether you are training for competition or grabbing a coffee on a Sunday club ride, cycling opens up a host of opportunities.
One boundary the Wattbike crosses, and has done for some time now, is into the world of elite sports. None more so than rugby.
British & Irish Lions Tour.
If you follow rugby or read the back pages of any newspaper you will probably have noticed that the British and Irish Lions are touring New Zealand in anticipation of taking on the mighty All Blacks. What you may not know, however, is that you have something in common with everyone taking part in that tour. You use and love the Wattbike.
Both the Lions and the All Blacks have used the Wattbike to train for years, and will continue to do so during the summer series for conditioning and recovery. Thanks to this, we have some valuable insight into both training camps.
Over the coming weeks we will be hearing from New Zealand’s Strength and Conditioning coach - and Ironman competitor - Nic Gill, All Blacks legend Sean Fitzpatrick and current Lions coach Graham Rowntree (a former England international himself).
We will be bringing you pictures, written blogs and videos from inside the tour, direct from the people in the thick of it. If you want to mix up your routine, we will also be bringing you some training sessions that the coaches and players use (or you can try these to experience what top end rugby players have to put themselves through).
The #Wattbike1k Challenge.
As well as these performance insights, we have a challenge for everyone. The Lions #Wattbike1k challenge.
Video yourself, take a picture, and tell us how quickly you did your 1k sprint across any of our social media channels using the hashtag #Wattbike1k and we will share your efforts. Tag your friends across social media to call them out and see if they're up for the challenge!
Keep a close eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as there’ll be a few famous faces popping up to compare yourself against.
So have a go and let us know. You never know, the next time you are at a Wattbike Zone or sitting in that café on a Sunday, you could be talking about how you beat an international rugby player over 1k. Don’t be fooled though, they may be big guys but they also put out some big numbers.