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Alex Skelton

Back to Winter Training

Posted by Alex Skelton on Jan 31, 2012

Ian Richards is based out of Holland for most of the year, where he races with Team Drc de Mol, but has spent the past few months back home in Australia. He's just sent us through an update of what he's been up to, including news of a disappointing (in his own words!) Australian championships. Ian's mind is now very much focused on the 2012 season as he prepares for his first professional… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

Wattbike takes to the open seas!

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 30, 2012

We love receiving emails from Wattbike users across the world, most will tell us how the Wattbike has changed their method of training forever and some will highlight a great achievement where the user feels the Wattbike has played a major role. What I hadn't quite anticipated was an email from a dedicated Wattbike user that his employers were buying a Wattbike for their ship. Simon got in touch… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

Coming back stronger with Wattbike

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 27, 2012

Elite XC mountain biker Oli Beckingsale was having a great season in 2011 until he had an accident in a World Cup race in Czech Republic. It's the kind of crash that Oli's had hundreds of times throughout his career, except this time he came away with a serious injury. In the video below, Oli takes us back to the day of the crash, his immediate thoughts and through every step of his rehabilitation.… Read full post 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 be training or equipment advice, tips on riding… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

Wattbike Weekly Jan 23rd 2012

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 25, 2012

Wattbike VIP launches in UK Today, we officially launched the Wattbike VIP programme, rewarding Wattbike owners across the UK for spreading the great news about training on a Wattbike. We've worked hard to come up with some great rewards for you and are pretty pleased with a list which includes Rapha, Bont, Castelli, Le Col, 2XU, Suunto and MuleBar. James Fletcher on technique, endurance and life… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

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 weeks of almost no physical activity left me feeling… Read full post Read full post


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 person behind the turnaround in success for British… Read full post Read full post


It's always nice to catch up with people who have been training on Wattbike for a couple of years so we thought we'd share an update from former rugby union England international and London Wasps player Damian Hopley. Damian currently heads up the Rugby Players Association, the body which protects the interests of professional rugby players in England, a role which leaves him with less time… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

Wattbike VIP launches in UK

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 20, 2012

Today, we officially launched the Wattbike VIP programme, rewarding Wattbike owners across the UK for spreading the great news about training on a Wattbike. We've worked hard to come up with some great rewards for you and are pretty pleased with a list which includes Rapha, Bont, Castelli, Le Col, 2XU, Suunto and MuleBar; if you want to push your training to the next level we are also offering… Read full post Read full post


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. James had previously spoken to us about how he… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

Jen Muhl takes the win in New Zealand

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 18, 2012

We've received a great update from Jen Muhl, a young rider in New Zealand who is using a Wattbike to help her progress through the junior ranks of cycling. She's just put in some fantastic performances, once again competing against older and more experienced riders. Jen told us, "I recently rode the Lake Dunstan Cycle Challlenge, a 96km race road the lake. It was a hot day and a challenging… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

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 setup offers a range of services from group coaching… Read full post Read full post


Matt Moran

Wattbike Weekly Jan 16th 2012

Posted by Matt Moran on Jan 17, 2012

Wattbike - London Bike Show Review 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. No Ironman for Chrissie Four time World Champion and World Ironman Distance Record Holder, Chrissie Wellington has announced that she'll… Read full post 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 triathletes and there is a real hunger to find the… Read full post Read full post


Alex Skelton

Wattbike Race League returns to Friary Grange Leisure Centre

Posted by Alex Skelton on Jan 16, 2012

If you fancy a bit of racing in these winter months and you're based in the Midlands then why not get involved with the return of the Wattbike Race League at Lichfield's Friary Grange Leisure Centre. Held over 4 consecutive Tuesdays, starting on the 17th January 2012, each round costs £5 to enter with a special rate for those entering all four rounds. One of the best things about Wattbike… Read full post Read full post