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22, June 2016

Bike brands & Bahrain: Even torture allegations can't turn them away

One well known clothing brand will allegedly soon be launching a new line of riot gear-inspired cycling kit that will be exclusively available only to…

10, June 2016

Lee's Lowdown: Groningen sets the bar for cycle-friendly cities

'It’s surely no coincidence that when Ford, who declared that ‘the war on the car stops here!’ as soon as he got into power (and…

8, June 2016

CrankPunk weekly column on China's biggest cycling website

Huge thanks to my friend Nel Chan who is chief editor of BikeTo.com, China's biggest cycling site, for allowing me to write a weekly training…

8, June 2016

Groningen, Cycle City

Every city on earth should do this...    

6, June 2016


'Sometimes being lost is another way to be found.' Amen to that...

4, June 2016

Bikes vs Cars

Waiting for this to download, here's the trailer, thanks to my old buddy Ross Struthers for this! Looking forward to watching this later in full,…

2, June 2016

Crank Punk Coaching Systems: Testimonial from Bruce Swales

Thanks to Bruce Swales, resident of Singapore and member of the ANZA cycling club, for this great testimonial for Crank Punk Coaching Systems! Bruce is…

31, May 2016

Lee's Lowdown: Why Nibali's Giro win left me numb

"However, to comment on this year’s Giro d’Italia and to not place Nibali’s remarkable rides over the past three days, such as the win at…

18, May 2016

Lee's Lowdown: The Shanghai Bike Show

Hup! Went to the Shanghai Bike Show to give a seminar for the Tibet Challenge, you can check out my experience and see some of…

11, May 2016

Tibet Challenge: Shanghai Seminar on Training

  I was recently in China for the Shanghai Bike Show, where I gave a talk on training for the Tibet Challenge, a two-year old…

28, April 2016

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Business As Usual

Hup! The weekly dose, looking at sexism and that old favorite, doping. Read it here. 

19, April 2016

Lee's Lowdown: Chemechanical doping, it's all the same...

Yup, this stuff is getting so silly that I have had to write about it again. Click here to read all aboit it on PEZ...…

13, April 2016

Lee's Lowdown: Paris-Roubaix Reigns Supreme

Boom. What a race! Read all about it here...

5, April 2016

Lee's Lowdown: Sagan the Chosen One

He's a breath fo fresh air for sure and a brilliant World Champ, but are we building Sagan up to the savior of our sport?…

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Did I mention that I do coaching? No? Well, I do coaching! Some testimonials below:

"I was the most skeptical guy you could find where personal trainers are concerned, believing that getting fit and strong was just a matter of application and consistent hard work.…" Read more >>
"Thanks to Bruce Swales, resident of Singapore and member of the ANZA cycling club, for this great testimonial for Crank Punk Coaching Systems! Bruce is a heart attack survivor, and…" Read more >>
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30th Mar, 2015
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15th Sep, 2015
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4th May, 2015
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Blessed with friends in high places because I’m usually on my knees, your friendly neighborhood crankpunk went for a ride with a friend who works in the industry and was…

18th Feb, 2015
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