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BikeRadar closes US editorial offices

Published July 18, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — BikeRadar.com's publishers, U.K.-based Immediate Media, has closed its U.S. editorial offices, which included three editors who worked in the Boulder area.

"This difficult decision is the result of increased operating costs, exacerbated by negative exchange rates," the publisher said in a statement Wednesday. Immediate said no changes are planned to the North America operations of its other cycling title, Cyclingnews.com.

"We would like to thank the US BikeRadar team for the outstanding work they have produced over the years and wish them well for the future," the statement said. The U.S. editorial offices include U.S. editor-in-chief Ben Delaney, tech editor Josh Patterson and tech writer Russell Eich.

Delaney, a former VeloNews and Bicycle Retailer editor, told BRAIN, "I'm grateful for the opportunity I had with BikeRadar and the broader Immediate team. I had fun and learned a lot, especially on the video front. For a guy who went to school for 'print journalism,' it was exciting to learn to work on YouTube. Times are hard and getting harder in the cycling media world, but I am eager for what's next. Beats me what that is, though! I wish the BikeRadar crew all the best."

Immediate said it would continue to cover the U.S. bike market with an increased freelance and travel budget and is recruiting three staff members in the U.K. to join BikeRadar's office in Bristol. 

Immediate said BikeRadar has a global audience of over 3 million monthly readers.

 

Topics associated with this article: People, Media/Publishing

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