March 4 2013.

Mortons Media Group has appointed former MCN editor Marc Potter as new publisher for its market-leading portfolio of classic motorcycling magazines.

Speaking about his new position, Marc said: "I'm genuinely excited to be joining Mortons as a publisher. The company has some ambitious plans for the future, and I can't wait to bring my knowledge gained from nearly 20 years in media to the firm and get stuck in.

"I've enjoyed my time running Bike Social for Bennetts immensely, but when the role of publisher came up it was an opportunity that couldn't be missed.

"I know from bumping into Mortons staff over the years that there are some incredibly knowledgeable and talented people, exciting brands and great products in Horncastle. I'm sure that by bringing my editorial background, experience and passion for motorcycling, digital and publishing to the teams we can make a real difference together.

"Although I'm best known for running MCN and my knowledge of modern bikes, what many people don't know is that I cut my teeth on bikes riding a BSA B31 before I even had a licence! I was also a concours judge for classic bikes at Salon Prive, and have ridden dozens of classics in my time, including a 1912 Harley-Davidson Silent Grey Fellow. Riding it was fine, getting it stopped was another matter!"

Marc will join Mortons at the end of May and managing director Brian Hill said of the appointment: "We are absolutely delighted to have Marc on board, and really look forward to the wealth of experience and true biking enthusiasm he will bring to Mortons."