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Wattbikes at Sportive Pulse 2011

Posted in Blog Post, News, Event by Alex Skelton on Feb 28, 2011

Sunday 13th March 2011 will see the Wattbikes making an appearance at the Sportive Pulse 2011. The event will be run from Duncton on the South Downs to give sportive riders a pre season boost with the opportunity to ride two separate courses encompassing everything a rider needs for some tailored preparation for the 2011 season. The two rides, a 50km… Read full post

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Wattbikes at Manchester United

Posted in Blog Post by Alex Skelton on Feb 26, 2011

I had been looking forward to visiting the Manchester United’s Training Centre to find out how they use the Wattbikes, and to speak to their Head Physiotherapist Rob Swire, but I was not really prepared for the experience. In the past I have visited some of the top training facilities in the UK ranging from Bisham Abbey to Loughborough to Chelsea,… Read full post

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Why I coach on the Wattbike - Pembrokeshire coach Nick Brown

Posted in News, Testimonial by WattSteve on Feb 16, 2011

Pembrokeshire coach Nick Brown recently wrote to us to explain why he uses the Wattbike: Nick Brown, a coach at Pembrokeshire Velo, has been a devotee of the Wattbike since the club bought one in January 2010. Nick was so impressed with the features and spec that he persuaded the club committee to invest in one. “It took a lot of hard work and arm… Read full post

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England Rugby Sevens using Wattbikes

Posted in Testimonial by Alex Skelton on Feb 15, 2011

England Rugby Sevens have been using the Wattbikes as part of their training. We dropped them an email to see how they are getting on and this is what we got back, a testimonial - great. As part of a joint research team from the EIS, UK Sport and Liverpool John Moores University I recently undertook two consecutive days of testing with the England 7’s… Read full post

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Wigan Warriors vs. Wattbike

Posted in Blog Post by Alex Skelton on Feb 08, 2011

Having seen off the challenges of Warrington only a few hours before, I was expecting the drive to the Wigan Warriors training pitch and gym to be a tour of the venue and a here is where the guys use the Wattbikes, thanks for coming get back not the motorway. Wow, was I wrong. When we arrived the team who had played the night before were doing a recovery… Read full post

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Kelly Sotherton, latest to consider Cycling

Posted in Blog Post by Alex Skelton on Feb 05, 2011

Yesterday’s Daily Mail article revealed that prior to retiring from heptathlon and choosing the 400m Kelly Sotherton had toyed with the idea of trying cycling. She got as far as the Wattbike performance testing for British Cycling where she acheived their Gold standard (which is no mean feat), but decided that the athletics was in her blood, and… Read full post

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Chatting With Oli Beckingsale

Posted in Blog Post, News, Interview 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… Read full post