• 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

6, January 2016

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: My Alternative Awards for 2015

My first Lowdown article in 2016 looks back over 2015, awarding prizes for the good... and the bad! To find out who had the hottest…

6, January 2016

First win of 2016 for Tom Little and CPCS

Get in! Barely a week into the New Yerar and Crank Punk Coaching Systems has its first win! Tom Little, originally of England and now…

27, December 2015

Al Jazeera undercover film on doping is a must-see

It's not cycling but it is doping. If you can watch this and still tell me that doping in sport - and cycling - is…

27, December 2015

Paolini on his sleeping pill addiction in Cycling Quotes

Paolini lays it all out in very forthcoming interview about his addiction to sleeping pills.  "I was addicted. I bought them with a regular recipe:…

26, December 2015

Year In Review on PEZ

The year in review on PEZ- does exactly what it says on the tin! My choice for race of the year was Gent-Wevelgem, brilliant race…

22, December 2015

The CrankPunk kit in motion

Tom Little, long tme Crank Punk Coaching Systems member here in action in Dubai, rocking his custom yellow and white CP kit, and one shot…

22, December 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: ASO, the UCI and the battle for control

Hup hup! New Lowdown on PEZ, and I get to have a go at my old friend Jonny Who Me? Vaughters. Good times... Read more…

16, December 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Dope & The Beatles, Lennon & A Working Class Hero

‘I read the news today, oh boy…’ sang John Lennon a good while back, and the echo of his words came to me these past…

15, December 2015

E-doping on Zwift

Yep you wouldn't believe it but here's the proof. Using a drill to get your watts up to beat people who in one sense are…

8, December 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Hoffman, Lance and Froome and that sinking feeling

Yep, with more and more amateurs doping, LA saying that the current pros would all be needle-deep if there was an EPO equivalent that was…

3, December 2015

WINTER TRAINING SPECIALS from Crank Punk Coaching Services

Folks, I'm pleased to announce a series of special Winter Training Specials specially prepared by myself via Crank Punk Coaching Systems! My speciality is getting…

1, December 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Wading into the disc-brake debate

Love 'em or hate 'em, disc brakes are here to stay, in a big way. I give my two cents on them in my weekly…

24, November 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Doping, the Russians and why Americans love the Chinese tourists

“…and the restaurant was good, but it suddenly filled up with a busload of Chinese tourists.”“I love Chinese tourists.”“That’s not a commonly held view.”“Well, before…

24, November 2015

Mongolia Bike Challenge: 'Biking Wonderland' film by Nel Chan

Nel Chan, journalist with BikeTo.com, has made a superb short film that really captures the beauty and action at the Mongolia Bike Challenge 2015.  Nel,…

23, November 2015

Ride the Taiwan KOM Challenge 2015 on KinoMap

Frenchman Nicolas Raybaud of Specialized France has sent over this awesome video he took using KinoMap technology of the battle at the head of the…

17, November 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: USA Cycling gets a cheer and the Giro in Japan just sounds daft

Yup, PEZ time for my column, once again thanks fellas for the space to splurge! Click here to head to the article. 


Crankpunk Coaching

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

"I first came across Lee at the 2013 Tour of Friendship (“ToF”) in Thailand when he stormed to the General Classification in the Open Category. My own successes had been…" 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 >>
"Crank Punk is good people and gives great Skype. His training approach is pretty cool too… Bit of background about how I came to fall under his (heavily tattooed) wing.…" Read more >>




Peter Easton of Velo Classic Tours dropped by for a chat a few months ago, and he's just released it as a podcast. He asked me about journalists shirking their…

22nd Jul, 2015
Read More

LR: Eddie Gragus [former pro and US Postal rider in 1996] on Facebook said that you've ben drinking the Kool-Aid. It seems that your reputation has been tarnished as a…

1st Apr, 2015
Read More

Scott Mercier rode as a professional cyclist between 1993 and 1997 then retired. He rode for Saturn, Levi Leipheimer's old team, from 1993 to 1996 and then had one year…

30th Mar, 2015
Read More


It's not often a bike arrrives, gets test-ridden a couple of times then gets smashed head first into one of the hardest races on the planet, having to carry my…

15th Sep, 2015
Read More

  Disclaimer: Velocite sponsor me, but this is a bike the earlier version of which I reviewed in 2010 and I gave that one a very similar review. As ever…

4th May, 2015
Read More

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
Read More