Try Wattbikes at Derby Arena

Cyclists on Wattbikes

Wed 2 May 2018

Looking for a new exercise class to try out? Struggling to enjoy your cycling in the mad British weather?

Our studio is kitted out with the latest Wattbikes - developed in association with British Cycling and used by World and Olympic Champions.  The Wattbikes are the first factory calibrated indoor bikes to deliver accurate, consistent performance data and technical feedback. Even though the bikes were developed with professional cyclists in mind, they are a great fit for everyone wanting to take up cycling.

Riding a Wattbike will make you feel like you are actually riding a real bike. This is achieved by the unique air brake construction that allows the flywheel to keep spinning like the wheels on your road bike. These bikes are designed so that you can replicate the set-up of your road bike exactly on the Wattbike.

Derby Arena's Wattbikes  are a great way to give your heart and lungs a great workout, whilst improving your posture and burning calories. The group cycling sessions, using wattbikes, is designed for everyone - from beginners to serious cyclists. These sessions incorporate mixed terrains including hills, mountains and speed work. They're guaranteed to burn calories and make you sweat.

Steph Wong has been training at Derby Arena since March 2015, and is a big fan of Wattbikes. Upon joining her goal was about increasing general fitness. Talking about her training Steph commented:

“I principally use Wattbike sessions for training, which I started in March….I love using Wattbikes as it's a great example of how perseverance pays off.”

On achieving her goals Steph added:

“I struggled at first and wasn't sure whether I would try again. However, with fantastic support and teaching from gym staff, I feel a lot more confident and comfortable using Wattbikes, which has shown in fitness tests I've since performed. For example, the three minute aerobic test is still a challenge but my max minute power score has increased from 139W in March to 223W in December. I know there are areas I can further improve on but I'll keep trying until I reach my new goals.” 

Our Wattbike studio is also booked regularly by cycling groups, such as Cycle Mickleover who use the Wattbikes during the winter months, regularly filling 25 bikes with keen riders each week. The Wattbike studio provides cyclists the chance to keep their training up despite the miserable British weather!

Find out more about our Wattbike Studio here.