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

Pre-Season Training Plans: $6.99 per week on Crank Punk Coaching Systems

How do you go from the splurge that is a good Christmas break into some smart, sensible training that will lay a solid foundation for the new year of riding and racing? How do you get back into the groove without overtraining or wasting your time doing things you don't need? How do you utilise … Continue reading Pre-Season Training Plans: $6.99 per week on Crank Punk Coaching Systems

crankpunk’s 2014: ‘swollen’ is the word

It's been quite a year here at crankpunk.com, quite a mad, mad 363 days and counting. The website has gone from strength to strength thanks largely to a bunch of angry Americans flipping out every time they hear the Holy Trinity (Lance, Levi & George) getting called out. I never go chasing numbers but I … Continue reading crankpunk’s 2014: ‘swollen’ is the word

Tejay van Garderen reminds us all that the thing these guys do is not the same thing that we do

i read about LA motorpacing Tejay and i realised that, although nothing should surprise me anymore when it comes to this kind of thing, these guys were born not only with very good 'rider DNA' but also with the capacity to be as thick as two short planks at times, and that this means that … Continue reading Tejay van Garderen reminds us all that the thing these guys do is not the same thing that we do

crankpunk to take up triathlon… but could i pull off a belly top and speedos?

INDEED just WHAT has the WORLD COME TO? i woke up this morning with the strangest desire careening around my loins, stranger than that time i almost got arrested for taking single bites out of a a good 7 or 8 dried sea sponges all those years ago in Boots pharmacy on Norwich High Street. … Continue reading crankpunk to take up triathlon… but could i pull off a belly top and speedos?

Crank Punk Coaching Systems: Barry Davies Testimonial

I've been working with Barry for four months. His aim all along was 'to get up the Taiwan KOM hill.' Added to that challenge was the fact that Barry, originally from the UK, lives in Singapore, one of the flattest stretches of land around out here. Here follows his testimonial of the past 4 months … Continue reading Crank Punk Coaching Systems: Barry Davies Testimonial

how to prepare the week before that big race

a version of this article originally appeared on the Round the Island website, which is connected to the ANZA Cycling group. _________________________________   The Big Race is coming. A week and a half to go. Time is running out as it starts very soon indeed, so you better not get training harder. Yes, I did … Continue reading how to prepare the week before that big race

Crank Punk Coaching Systems & ANZA Cycling club join forces!

(CAPITALS here are, I think, appropriate...!) I am very proud to announce that the ANZA Cycling club have chosen to accept Crank Punk Coaching Systems as their official coaching provider! ANZA is the largest club in Singapore with over 300 members and plays an active role in the local cycling scene and indeed all around … Continue reading Crank Punk Coaching Systems & ANZA Cycling club join forces!

Crank Punk Coaching Systems: “It’s the greatest thing since energy gel flavored energy gel,” says James Cole

Well he didn't really say that but he should have. James Cole, 37, originally from Oz but now living in Singapore, joined CPCS some months back in preparation for the 2014 Haute Route Alps. Here is his account of life as a crankpunker. ______________________ by James Cole Crankpunk got me through the Haute Route Alps … Continue reading Crank Punk Coaching Systems: “It’s the greatest thing since energy gel flavored energy gel,” says James Cole

Crank Punk Coaching Systems Testimonial: Chris Hodgson

I started working with Chris Hodgson, 47, from the UK after he contacted me with regards to getting ready for the 2014 Mongolia Bike Challenge, of which I had just been announced as the official coach. We started in March and had a good 6 months to prepare. Here is his testimonial with regards to … Continue reading Crank Punk Coaching Systems Testimonial: Chris Hodgson