Rouleur publisher Gruppo Media Limited has strengthened its editorial team by welcoming a new addition and announcing two promotions.
The expansion is part of a long-term growth and investment strategy that has included the introduction of the Rouleur Classic show in London in November, an expanded podcast output and increased digital content.
Andy McGrath, who was formerly managing editor, will take the position of editor, while current incumbent Ian Cleverly moves to the more senior role of executive editor, expanding his role to oversee Rouleur print, digital and audio content.
Hugo Gladstone, former deputy editor at Cycling Weekly, joins as digital editor to grow the website operation that reached a record audience this July during the Tour de France and attracts an increasingly knowledgeable and engaged audience in search of the quality content synonymous with Rouleur.
Gruppo Media MD Bruce Sandell said: “Rouleur has moved from strength to strength in 2017 – under Ian’s editorship, the print publication has continued to innovate, grow sales and increase our reach to the most influential bike riders in the world. The recruitment of Hugo and the development of Ian and Andy’s roles will continue to strengthen our position across print and digital.”
Executive editor Ian Cleverly added: “My three years in the Editor’s position have been thoroughly enjoyable. I think we have really progressed and evolved both the look and content of Rouleur in that period, and that now is the ideal time to hand over the reins to a young man who has never been less than brilliant since joining us in 2013. I look forward to my new role assisting operations in all aspects of Gruppo Media’s output.”
New Rouleur Editor Andy McGrath concluded: “It’s a pleasure to take on this role. I look forward to carrying on Ian’s fine work with our talented team, so that we can continue to produce the insightful journalism and original photography that makes Rouleur stand out.”