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

cranpunking at the Genco Mongolia Bike Challenge ’14

hot diggety. back in the most amazing place i've ever had the privilege to go to. Mongolia. this place gets inside you. it's the world before we came along and f*&%ed it all up. no fences, no walls, just kilometer after kilometer of nothing and everything. 78 other folk and myself will be lining up … Continue reading cranpunking at the Genco Mongolia Bike Challenge ’14

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

the skinny on the Mongolia Bike Challenge, part 2

Ulan Baatar, Mongolia, my 4th day in the country, three days before race start... Proper Gonzo... ‘leave the apartment door locked,’ read the text from the owner in the morning. ‘we overbooked, I think an angry person will come today.’ 'huh', I thought. that is not good. in any case I was heading out to … Continue reading the skinny on the Mongolia Bike Challenge, part 2

Mongolia Bike Challenge: Days 3 & 4

ah, found em! MBC: Tales from the Knobbly Side, Part 2     Day 3: 53km, elevation unknown Rumors round the dinner tent of rain and dropping temperatures brought a sense of dread to the competitors of the 2013 Mongolia MTB Challenge, as ahead of us the next day lay 148km of slog through rivers … Continue reading Mongolia Bike Challenge: Days 3 & 4

Mongiolia Bike Challenge: Tales from the Knobbly Side pt 2

*day 3 & 4 seem to have escaped my computer, apologies...! straight to Stage 5 then... Day 5: 90km, 1,655m elevation The mornings! Man, they’re killing me, the alarm goes off and the eyes open in gluey slow-mo, stuck together with some kind of primordial substance that ekes itself out of your marrow, squeezed out … Continue reading Mongiolia Bike Challenge: Tales from the Knobbly Side pt 2

crankpunk is outta here, but catch me on VeloNews

yup, i shall be in the wilds of Mongolia with only intermittent internet connection from the 31st of august til the 8th of September. how awesome is that? seriously though, it will be a nice break. all i will have to concentrate on is this mammoth b***h of a race that is looking ahead of … Continue reading crankpunk is outta here, but catch me on VeloNews