Wattbike Coaching Services

A great way to train for riders looking to improve all round fitness.

Improve motivation through intersting objectives.

Receive general guidance on how to train inbetween coached sessions.


Performance Benchmarking

Whats a performance benchmark and why do one?

A test used to measure a riders ability with respect to their goals.

A benchmark can be used to inform training methods, for example the information from a ramp test can be used to set training zones.

Why is a benchmark useful if i have a powermeter?

The information from a benchmark test will make sure you are using the right field tests with your powermeter.

Some tests are difficult to complete by yourself correctly. A coach can glean information from tests which a rider is unaware of, such as breathing, RPE and pedalling steadiness.

Field test vs Wattbike test?

A field test is a test carried out on similar terrain and bike to that you will be racing on. A field test useful in addition to a Wattbike test, when a Wattbike test is carried out Michael will also advise what field tests are appropriate.

Is a test on a Wattbike specific to racing?

Due to the tactical/technical elements of racing, data from races is not usually a repeatable benchmark for physical ability. Alongside a field test a Wattbike test can make a repeatable and race specific benchmark test.

Bike Fitting

Do you need a bike fit?

At any level of ability taking a critical look at you bike setup is key to improving comfort and performance

What is the aim of our bike fit?
  • Equip the rider knowledge and skill to manipulate their bike fit
  • Improve bike fit through small adjustments
  • Give advice for where further improvments in comfort and performance might be found

What will we do in a bike fit?
  • Take the measurments from your current bike setup
  • Set-up the Wattbike with this fit
  • Carry out basic checks on bike fit.
  • Carry out analysis of bike fit using first hand observation, 3D motion capture and Wattbike pedalling data
  • Make small adjustments to fit.
  • Advise client on areas of fit which can be worked on.
Is a Wattbike suitable for bike fitting?

Yes! Wattbike’s have the most realistic resitance, it feels much more like riding on the road than most turbo trainers. Rideabout’s Wattbike has been customised to allow for a wide range of adjustments to be made:

  • Wide range of handlebar reach & drop and seat extension and fore/aft.
  • 150mm Q-factor (stance width) same as shimano road, but can be increased.
  • Choice of road, MTB or TT handlebars, or even your own handlebars
  • Micro adjust saddle

Why not give us a call?

Phone 07515536378
Email info@rideabout.co