Crank Punk Coaching Systems: Tom Little wins the HATTA MTB Endurance Challenge Pairs

Would you fancy a 6-hour technical off-road bike race in the desert, starting at 10am? No neither would I, but luckily Crank Punk Coaching Systems' Tom Little did, and along with race partner Franck Jassaud (racing under their club name HotDogs/CycleHub), he only went and won the bloody thing, the 'thing' being the duo category … Continue reading Crank Punk Coaching Systems: Tom Little wins the HATTA MTB Endurance Challenge Pairs

CrankPunking at the 2014 Craft Trans Alp MTB race [or] Gettin’ An Ass-Kickin’ in Europe

“These Euros, they smell fear,” he said, whispering under his breath lest anyone hear. “I gotta be honest,” I replied, leaning forward, “the descents on that single track ridiculousness scare the living bejeesus out of me.” His eyes darted back and forth as though he was awaiting an attack by plastic tray from one of … Continue reading CrankPunking at the 2014 Craft Trans Alp MTB race [or] Gettin’ An Ass-Kickin’ in Europe

crankpunk racing – The Salzkammergut Trophy

The Salzkammergut Trophy MTB Race, Austria, July 2014 The Salzkammergut Trophy is Austria’s most famous MTB race, and its largest, this year attracting 4,256 participants. This is a huge race – I took part in the 119km race but there are several other events over three days, the longest being a 211km cross-country sufferfest that … Continue reading crankpunk racing – The Salzkammergut Trophy

Crank Punk Coaching Systems: Donald MacDonald hits the podium!

great ride last weekend by CPCS rider Donald MacDonald from Singapore (by way of Scotland) and his Direct Asia teammate Pierre-Alain Scherwey. the pair were riding in the Singapore Cycling Federation Celebration Series TTT and managed 3rd place, behind the Infinite team rider and the winners, from the Kenyan national team, no less! great work, … Continue reading Crank Punk Coaching Systems: Donald MacDonald hits the podium!

Crank Punk Coaching Systems: racing the Salzkammergut Trophy!

yes, European Adventure #3 is mid-way through, and after a 2 week training session in Tuscany, based in Florence, tomorrow i race in the Salzkammergut Trophy in Austria. i'll be doing the 119km route with 3,800m of climbing to come. i wussed out a bit, as i could have done the 211km course with over … Continue reading Crank Punk Coaching Systems: racing the Salzkammergut Trophy!

another podium, another sunstroke

last Saturday was the 3rd round in the Taiwan Club Series Championships, a season-long competition run by the hard-working Taiwan Cyclist Federation that I've yet to be able to completely participate in due to overseas racing commitments. there isn't much racing in Taiwan so it's a shame that i usually miss the good parts of … Continue reading another podium, another sunstroke

Crank Punk Coaching Systems Testimonial: Steven Wong

As well as writing and racing myself I am also a cycling coach, founder of Crank Punk Coaching Systems (CPCS).  Here below is a testimonial from Steven Wong, one of my clients. Steven and I have been working together now for just 9 months or so. Here's what he has to say about CPCS. _____________________________ … Continue reading Crank Punk Coaching Systems Testimonial: Steven Wong

Crank Punk Coaching Systems-Lapierre Cycling Project has arrived!

possibly the longest team name in the history of cycling and there's only one man on the team... disaffected with most of my experiences on cycling teams i had an idea towards the end of last season - why don't I race independently, forget racing UCI events, focus on the regional and international elite amateur … Continue reading Crank Punk Coaching Systems-Lapierre Cycling Project has arrived!

The Genco Mongolia Bike Challenge 2013: An Epic

by crankpunk. this article was originally slated to appear in one of the leading MTB magazines but due to issues with images, it never saw the light of day. bit gutted about that. anyway, here it is.  all images by Erik Peterson. He was the last to arrive, bedraggled and leathered, haggard and weathered, skin … Continue reading The Genco Mongolia Bike Challenge 2013: An Epic