About Cranks

Cranks is a nationwide UK cycling club.

Conceived as an alternative to clubs that just ride the same local roads every weekend, we get together every now and then, in different places, to do different things.

Latest Posts

This Is Not A Tour

TINAT, oversimplified:  Crankers enter a new Audax inspired by the late Mike Hall and attempt to ride up its stupidly steep Welsh hills with varying degrees of failure.  Some complete their full ride distances, some cut theirs short.  All want to go back next year. (With apologies to Chad Haga).

My Bikepacking Toolkit

In many ways it’s the remoteness that makes bikepacking so great.  Riding rough tracks, alone with nature, a hundred miles from anywhere.   That same remoteness makes it altogether less great if you have a mechanical.  No public transport, no mobile phone signal, not even a  farmer’s door to knock on.   If you can’t fix it …