Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: How to lose a Classic by EQS

I covered the Etixx-Quick Step fiasco very briefly here earlier in the week on CP, but here Stannard's win and Lefevre's failure get a proper outing. Spot The Clash reference if you can, there was also one in last week's article too. Click the image below to head to PEZ, cheers!

Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: The cobbles, the classics and being urinated on by Fausto Coppi

I know, I have the best headlines huh! That's one you won't find on CyclingSnooze... This week's Lee's Lowdown on PezCycling News looks at the opening classics of the season, this weekend's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. It also features a former pro's tale of getting pissed on by Il Campionissimo! Click the image below … Continue reading Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: The cobbles, the classics and being urinated on by Fausto Coppi

Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: Cycling through the smog in China

The third installment of my weekly Lowdown column on PezCycling News is a brief (kinda) history of the bicycle in China, from its first appearance to the smog-filled present. Click on the image below to head over to the article. Cheers!

Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: the bicycle in war

Third installment of my weekly column over on PezCycling News, this one is about the use of the trusty old bicycle during wartime, from pre-1900 to just last year, when a bike was loaded with explosives and lots of sharp nasty things and used to kill 45 people at a market in Kandahar. Yeah. Nice … Continue reading Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: the bicycle in war

Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: The Early Days of Bicycle Advertising

Gaining inspiration from that bunch of cool old bike posters I found last month and posted about, this week's Lee's Lowdown (the second of my weekly columns) on PezCycling News takes a de eper and more focused look specifically at the early days of bicycles and the advertising that promoted it. Check out some great … Continue reading Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: The Early Days of Bicycle Advertising

crankpunk on the Mongolia Bike Challenge, featured in Action Asia magazine

Have I told you just how amazing the Mongolia Bike Challenge is? If it's not on your New Year Resolution list to get entered then I might have to disown you. And if you are interested you can contact me, I have a special offer whereby you can get some euros off the entry price. … Continue reading crankpunk on the Mongolia Bike Challenge, featured in Action Asia magazine

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

crankpunk becomes Communications Manager for the Mongolia Bike Challenge & the launch of the new MBC website

when i went to the Mongolia Bike Challenge for the first time back in 2013, i remember sitting there in the hotel dining room at the hotel we were starting from in Ulan Bataar, as the staff got on stage and introduced themselves, and thinking 'this would really be something, to be a part of … Continue reading crankpunk becomes Communications Manager for the Mongolia Bike Challenge & the launch of the new MBC website

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?