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Cranked: a mission statement

Mission statements are all the rage, it seems. Here at Cranked we’ve never had one, only a (mostly unspoken) sense of what’s right and what works. Still, a couple of years in and a few themes have emerged, so now is as good a time as any to get them out into the open…

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Now that we are two (a brief retrospective)

The imminent arrival in early May of Cranked #9 marks an important milestone: Cranked will be two years old. So, by way of a celebration (and because we’re all out of cake), we thought we’d take an irreverent look at some of the best bits of the last two years of Cranked…

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Bleah. And yet, woohoo!

Triple D: an ode to winter riding

The alarm on my phone trills insistently. Normally this is a daily event, triggering the weary unbundling of my ageing carcass from the enchanting environs of the bed. Right now, though, it’s flashing up a cheerful if inappropriate ‘time to go riding’ message…

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Down - pedalling salvation

Down: putting something back

In Cranked #6 we did something that few bike mags have done. We published a big feature on mental health and mountain biking: first person accounts from nine riders who’ve struggled with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues…

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