GRANT LEONARD MOVES ON
October 10 2008.

Grant Leonard has announced his decision to leave Magicalia Ltd. Grant is Publishing Director of Magicalia Motorcycling which comprises TWO Magazine and website visordown.com.

"After launching TWO magazine and seeing it through 90 issues and seven years of development, I think I've given it as much as I can and it's time to move on to fresh projects. Call it a seven year itch!

Prior to launching TWO Magazine, Grant was Publisher at IPC Music & Sport Group and before that Editor of Superbike Magazine.

Looking ahead he says, "TWO is in great shape and is being edited brilliantly by John Cantlie. Visordown 's growth is spectacular, thanks to the efforts of Ben Cope so I know I'm leaving the magazine and website in good hands. I'm confident the senior management team at Magicalia have the vision, talent and backing to continue the success we've enjoyed over the years."

Grant will be leaving active duty on 10 October but will continue in a freelance role as publishing consultant to TWO and visordown.com and can be contacted at grant@grantleonard.com.

Commenting on Grant's contribution to the bike portfolio of Magicalia CEO Tom Bureau said "Grant has been instrumental in building our successful portfolio of popular and entertaining products in the motorbike sector and I would like to thank him for all his hard work and commitment over the years, we wish Grant the very best in his new endeavours".

Publishing responsibility for the motorbike portfolio will be passing to Duncan Tickell, MD Publishing of Magicalia. If you have any further questions Duncan can be contacted on duncan.tickell@magicalia.com.


Note: TWO was bought by Magicalia Ltd from Haymarket Magazines Ltd in February 2007. Joining the portfolio in April 2007 was www.visordown.com, the UK's biggest biker community website. Together they form the base of a major cross-media force in motorcycling.